Red Wolves women's basketball adds three signees

JONESBORO, Ark. ( – Arkansas State head women's basketball coach Brian Boyer announced Wednesday that Angelina Community College forwards Carlette and Carlisha Wyatt, and Kilgore College guard Aundrea Gamble have all signed National Letters of Intent to continue their basketball careers as Red Wolves.

An NJCAA honorable mention All-American, Carlisha Wyatt (6-0) averaged 15 points and over seven rebounds, while shooting 48.9 percent from the floor last year for the Lady Roadrunners.  She was named first-team All-Region XIV and was a two-time all-conference performer at Angelina Community College.  She was also a two-time all-district and all-state honorable mention at Bryan (Texas) HighSchool after averaging 11.2 points and 8.8 rebounds.

Her twin sister Carlette (5-11) was also an all-state honorable mention selection at Bryan, averaging 7.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game during her career.  At Angelina Community College, she averaged 3.1 points and 2.1 rebounds, while shooting just over 50 percent from the field.

"I am excited about adding the combination of Carlisha & Carlette," said Boyer.  "On the court they both bring good size and versatility and in our system, both offensively and defensively, they will be able to play severalpositions.  Offensively, they both are very physical, scoring with their backs to the basket and strong off the dribble.  We really struggled last year to rebound, and I expect both of them to immediately help us in that area."

Both players plan to major in Sports Medicine at Arkansas State, and are the daughters of Diane Auston.  They were coached at Angelina Community College by Byron Coleman.

As a freshman at Kilgore College, Gamble (5-9) averaged 16.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.6 assists, 1.9 steals and just under one blocked shot per game for the Lady Rangers, earning all-conference and all-region honors along the way.  She shot 48 percent from the floor, 72percent from the free throw line and 31 percent from behind the three-pointarc, and her 16.1 points per game ranked third in Region XIV.

She prepped at McKinney-North (Texas) High School, where she averaged 18.6 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists. 3.4 steals and .9 blocked shots per game.

"Aundrea is a very talented point or off-guard that has three years of eligibility remaining.  She has the ability to score in all areas, shooting the three, attacking the basket or in the open court.  She was the third-leading scorer in one of the best junior college regions in the country.  I also expect Aundrea to be able to make a major impact on this team defensively."

Gamble is the daughter of Jannetta Britt and Elvin Gamble and plans to major in Kinesiology at ASU.  She was coached at Kilgore by Roy Thomas.

"Carlisha, Carlette and Aundrea have competed in one of the best junior college regions," added Boyer.  "We needed to get better athletically with this recruiting class and I feel like we've been able to accomplish that with the signing of these three athletes."