Class Complete

West Virginia University women's basketball coach Mike Carey today announced the signing of Lateefah Joye to complete the 2006*07 WVU recruiting class. She will have two years of eligibility with the Mountaineers.

Joye, a 5-11 shooting guard from Brooklyn, N.Y., just completed her sophomore year at Okaloosa-Walton Community College in Niceville, Fla., this past season. She is ranked the second-best junior college shooting guard by All Star Girl's Report, one of the nation's premier scouting services. She is also ranked the 19th-best junior college recruit by the National Roundball Journal.

This past season, Joye led the Red Raiders to a 20-9 record and a berth into the FCCAA Region VIII tournament where she garnered all-tournament accolades. On the year, she averaged a team-best 13.7 points-per-game and dished out 4.8 assists-per-contest, also tops on the squad.

She spent her true freshman season at Alabama where she appeared in all 29 Crimson Tide contests, including 10 starts, averaging 3.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per contest. She also tallied a team-best 59 assists.

In high school, Joye led Patterson School, located in Lenoir, N.C., to a 26-1 mark and a prep school national championship. She averaged 25.5 points, 7.2 assists and 4.5 steals for Patterson, all team-bests, and garnered Adidas prep All-America and Street & Smith honorable mention All-America honors for her efforts.

Coming out of prep school, Joye was ranked the 19th and 26th-best player by National Roundball Journal and All Star Girl's Report, respectively.

"Lateefah will be one of the most athletic scorers/slashers not only on our team but also in the BIG EAST," Carey said. "She has the ability to be a big time scorer and creator. She will make an immediate impact to our program."

Former Mountaineer center Ramika McGee (2004-05) also played at Okaloosa-Walton.


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