Urbana University head women’s basketball coach Haley Ducey announced the signing of four future Blue Knights, as T’erra Eubanks (Springfield, Ohio/Springfield HS), E’Taj Thompson (Dayton, Ohio/Trotwood-Madison HS), Emma Havener (Kettering, Ohio/Malone University) and Caley Arndt (Martinsburg, W. Va./Martingsburg HS) will attend UU starting in the 2017-18 academic year.
“We are extremely excited to get these four young women on campus as we continue to build a bright future for our program,” Ducey said. “We added experience in the post with Emma being our transfer, while T’erra, Taj and Caley will compete at the guard positions. Each of these girls will bring a lot of heart and energy to our team.”
Havener, a 6-foot-2 post player, adds length and experience to the Blue Knight frontcourt. The Kettering native played two seasons at Division II Malone University, where she averaged 2.5 points and totaled 10 blocks in 22 games.
Eubanks, a 5-foot-4 guard out of Springfield, earned all-league honors in the Greater Western Ohio Conference during all four years with the Wildcats. She averaged 6.1 points, 2.1 assists and 1.5 steals per game as a senior and competed for “We Got Next” in AAU ball.
Thompson, a 5-foot-6 combo guard and AAU teammate of Eubanks, earned 2017 GWOC South Player of the Year recognition while scoring the second-most points in the 20-team conference. She averaged 15.8 points, 4.3 boards, 3.4 steals and 2.2 assists per contest in her senior season. Thompson racked up all-league honors twice during her Ram career.
Arndt, a 5-foot-5 guard, earned first-team recognition for all-conference, all-region and all-area while averaging 10.9 points as a senior for the Bulldogs. An accurate shooter, she has the ability to make an immediate impact from beyond the arc. Arndt competed as 1 of 16 contestants in the 2017 American Family Insurance High School Women’s 3-Point Championships.
In addition to the newcomers, the Blue Knight women’s basketball program expects to return 10 players from last season’s team, including two-time All-MEC honoree Danie Shafer.
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