Anisha George became the fourth member of the 2018 sophomore class for the Moberly Area Community College women’s basketball program to continue her playing career at the four-year level as she officially signed her National Letter of Intent to attend the University of North Texas on Friday afternoon. George becomes the 70th player to sign with an NCAA Division I school in history of the Lady Greyhound program, which has now had a total of 162 student-athletes move on to the four-year level over 41 years.
George was named a second team NJCAA All-American, as well as a WBCA honorable mention All-American, after helping lead MACC to a 32-1 record and birth in the NJCAA Sweet Sixteen. The 6’2” center was voted the Player of the Year in NJCAA Region 16 and the Missouri Community College Athletic Conference as she averaged 14.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game, while setting a new school record for single season field goal percentage.
The native of St. Croix, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, started all 33 games this past season and reached double figures in the scoring column 30 times, while leading the Lady Greyhounds in scoring in 15 contests and rebounding in 20 games. She registered 13 double-doubles on the season and scored 20 or more points on seven occasions.
“I’m sure Anisha is a little relieved to have the recruiting process come to an end,” said MACC head coach Chad Killinger. “She received interest from a lot of schools and I know at times it was probably a little overwhelming. To her credit, she stayed focused on the task at hand each day and just kept working to improve and help our team win. It will be interesting to see how she continues to develop at the next level after seeing how much she improved over the past two years.”
George also visited Texas State University and the University of Massachusetts before deciding to commit to North Texas. The Mean Green are a member of Conference USA and posted a 17-14 record last season under the direction of head coach Jalie Mitchell.