Women's Basketball Signing Day Central
New Auburn head coach Terri Williams-Flournoy is excited to welcome the next wave of Tigers to the Auburn Family! Check back here throughout the NCAA Early Signing Period to read up on the newest members of the Auburn women's basketball team.
Wing | 6-1
Center Point High School
Full name is Keonna Simone Farmer ... Was named to the National Honor Society junior and senoir year and Business Tech National Honor Society her senior year ... ranked 3 star 28th wing prospect by ESPN Hoopgurlz and Top 100 98th by Blue Star. Avg 15 pts 8.2 rebounds and 3.8 stls per game her junior year and had one triple double 10 pts 15 stls and 12 rebounds her junior year. Was given the House of Hoops by Foot Locker Nike Gamechanger Award for academics and community service ... Was named to the AHSAA Junior North and South All-Star Team ... Named to First Team All-State, First Team All-Metro sophmore and junior year and Northeast Player of the Year her junior season by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... Helped lead Center Point to the Final Four of the State 5A Tournament ... Won the 2011 5A State Championship for Erwin High School (renamed Center Point) and it was the school first ever state championship and first ever girls basketball championship for the Jefferson County School System and for her efforts she was named to the 5A State All Tournament team sophmore and junior year ... Coached by Ulysses Haynes at Center Point ... Plays for the Alabama Roadrunners in Birmingham ... Daughter of Kelly and Leonard Farmer ... Has two siblings ... Plans on majoring in Physical Education.
Coach Flo on Keonna Farmer...
"I think Keonna definitely fits when you think of our 1-2-2 press, or any of our presses. She's long, she's at the top of the press, she's hard to pass over. Plus she's also a kid that can put it on the floor, she can attack the basket and she can shoot the jumper. She's definitely a kid that fits well in our system."
Farmer on signing with Auburn...
"It is exciting thing because you are exciting a new journey, something you have always dreamed of - being a college basketball player and knowing that all my hard work had paid off. Coach Flo was one of the biggest reasons I picked Auburn. She plays my style of play, up-tempo and pushing the ball. I also wanted to come to Auburn because of the family atmosphere I felt around there and the opportunity to represent my home state."
Guard | 5-10
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Lincoln Park Academy
Full name is Brandy Erviana Angel Montgomery ... Enters her senior year having scored 2,285 career points ... Rated a 3-star prospect by ESPN and a top-100 guard ... 2011-12 Florida Association of Basketball Coaches Women's 4A Player of the Year ... Named to the 2011-12 FABC Women's 4A All-State team ... Led Lincoln Park Academy to a No. 3 ranking in the state of Florida ... Awarded the 2011 Scripts Treasure Coast Newspaper Player of the Year ... Named to First Team All-Area and All-Conference Team her sophomore season ... Averaged 24 points, 6.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.8 steals per game her junior year ... Plays AAU for Essence Girls Basketball ... Won the silver bracket at the Nike Nationals with Essence Girls ... Also won the Boo Williams Tournament ... Plays on the volleyball team at Lincoln Park Academy ... Native of Fort Pierce, Fla. ... Plans on majoring in Child Psychology ... Daughter of Glenda and Efrem Montgomery who are former coaches at Indian River State College ... Has a sister Brittany who plays at Central Florida and a brother, EJ.
Coach Flo on Brandy Montgomery...
"Brandy Montgomery, she's a kid that can shoot the three. She's long, she's lanky, she's athletic. She can attack the basket and Brandy is also a good rebounder, so she's a good guard coming in rebounding the ball for us. She is a very good basketball player and is going to be an exciting addition to our team."
Montgomery on signing with Auburn...
"It was very exciting, I am very happy to be an Auburn Tiger and just so blessed to be able to go play Division I basketball at Auburn. When I was on my visit, from academics to athletics, it was a perfect fit for me. I developed a great relationship with the players and coaches and I feel like Coach Flo is the right coach to get the best out of me."
Guard | 5-10
DeLaSalle High School
Full name is Allina LaRay Starr ... Has won back-to-back state championships for DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Has been named to the All-Metro and All-Conference Team three-straight years ... Helped lead her team to the No. 1 ranking in 2009-10 and 2011-12 ... Averaged 16.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 8.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a junior ... Scored 24 points and had nine rebounds during the 2012 3A State Championship Game ... Has compiled a 86-8 record in high school ... Plays AAU ball for the Minnesota Stars ... Plans on majoring in Criminal Justice ... Daughter of Alan Starr ... Also has a sister, LeRaea.
Coach Flo on Allina Starr...
"Allina Starr brings in a big point guard. She can play the one, she can play the two, she can shoot the three but likes to attack the basket. Starr is a very vocal player. When you think about your point guard position you want a kid that's not afraid to speak up and lead and, as a freshman, I have no doubt that it won't be hard for her to open her mouth and tell everyone what needs to be done and what she wants them to do."
Starr on signing with Auburn...
"I am excited, I am looking forward to the next few years as an Auburn Tiger. I got down there and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the people down there. I am down there for basketball, but the academics and community impressed me as well."
Guard | 5-8
Alcovy High School
Full name is Meagan Kelli Tucker ... Is a left-handed point guard ... Ranked a four-star prospect by ESPN and the No. 28 guard in the country ... Named a varsity team captain her junior and senior year ... Was named to the All-Region Team and Honorable Mention All-State Team her junior season ... Scored 15.6 points per game, leading her team to the Final Four ... Surpassed the 1,000 point mark to become the all-time leading scorer in Alcovy High School history ... Helped lead Alcovy to its first Final Four appearance in the state playoffs ... Averaged 13 points during her sophomore season and was named to the All-Region Team ... Has led her team to a 63-20 record during her time at Alcovy ... Plays AAU for Georgia Metros Nike Elite ... Led the Metros to wins at the Battle in the Boro and the Silver Division of the Nike Nationals ... Daughter of Winifred and Antoine Tucker ... Plans on majoring in Physical Education.
Coach Flo on Meagan Tucker..
"Meagan Tucker, a local girl from Georgia. Meagan is a lefty point guard that can attack the rim, can shoot the three. Meagan also is another leader, just when we were looking at point guards we wanted to bring in young ladies that were great leaders on their teams and could be great leaders on our floor for us."
Tucker on signing with Auburn...
"It was great feeling this morning, it made me feel like all of my hard work had paid off. I've known the team for a while, but as soon as Coach Flo came in, I felt like I made a connection with her. I thought she would be a great coach to play for and I can help the team out a lot."
Guard | 6-1
Johns Creek, Ga.
Full name is Katie Elizabeth Frerking ... Named to the 2012 Gwinnett Super 6 ... Has won three-straight Class A State Championships for The Wesleyan School in Johns Creek, Ga. ... Averaged 9.0 points, 2.5 assists, 1.5 blocks and 6.0 rebounds per game last year, leading the team to a 32-2 record ... Scored 20 points with 12 rebounds, six assists, four steals and two blocks in the state championship game ... Named to the All-State and All-County Second Teams ... Helped lead Wesleyan High to a 31-2 record her sophomore year ... Coached by Jan Azar who is an Auburn alum ... Daughter of Susan and Bill Frerking ... Has one sister, Lauren and two brothers Andrew, who plays QB at Baylor, and Grant ... Plays AAU for Peak Performance ... Plans on majoring in Pre-Med
Coach Flo on Katie Frerking
"Katie's also another athlete that can put the ball on the floor, she has a really good outside shot. Her basketball IQ is really high, she's just a kid we can put in a lot of positions. She won't just have one set position on the floor."
Post | 6-1
Cordova High School, Ole Miss, Northwest Florida State College
Played in 24 games and made 12 starts during the 2010-11 season at Ole Miss ... Finished the year third on the team in scoring, averaging 7.8 points per game ... Averaged 2.7 rebounds per game and was third on the team in minutes per game with 27.2 ... Recorded a team-best 45 three pointers on the year including 35 in SEC play ... Scored in double figures in eight games including a pair of 20-point games ... Recorded a career-high 22 points against No. 17/18 Kentucky (Jan. 27) including six threes ... Added 21 points at Auburn (Jan. 13) on seven three pointers to tie the school record for three pointers in a game ... Ended the year fourth in the SEC in league games in three-point field goals made (35, 2.2) ... Attended Cordova High School in Cordova, Tenn. ... Lettered four years in basketball and was a member of the junior varsity volleyball team as a sophomore ... Was an All-District selection as a freshman, junior and senior ... Four-time Commercial Appeal Best of The Preps honoree ... Averaged 16.8 points per game, 9.6 rebounds per game and 1.6 assists per game as a senior ... Full name is Shae'ann Desire Nelson ... Daughter of Andre and Connie Nelson ... Graduated high school with honors and maintained a 3.6 GPA or higher in high school ... Wants be a child psychologist or a physical therapist and major in social work.
Coach Flo on Shae Nelson
"With such a big class, you want to bring in a kid that has some experience, especially with Shae having SEC experience that really helps us a lot. Shea can shoot the three for us. Shea's another kid we can play versatile, that can play a few different positions. She is a shooter, but we may actually post her up with smaller guards on her. She's just someone we can use in a variety of ways."