New Western Kentucky women’s basketball coach Michelle Clark-Heard isn’t slowing down her recruiting efforts.
Heard received her third spring commitment in less than a week Friday night, when Perry County Central guard Kendall Noble verbally committed to the program.
Noble confirmed the news to The Courier-Journal and Hazard television station WYMT. The 5-foot-11-inch guard couldn’t be reached for comment by the Daily News on Friday night.
Noble averaged 14.5 points, 9.1 rebounds, 6.5 assists, 5.7 steals and 2.5 blocks as a senior at PCC, helping the Lady Commodores reach the state tournament, where they fell in the first round to eventual state champion DuPont Manual.
She finished her career with 2,987 points, 1,653 rebounds, 1,014 steals and 916 assists. She also became the first player in state history to compete in six straight state tournaments, the final two for Perry County Central and four previously for Breathitt County.
“She is the most versatile player I have ever coached,” PCC coach Randy Napier told the Daily News in February. “Her vision and feel for the game are unbelievable. Kendall could be a tremendous scorer, but she chooses to do what’s best for her team, and that is to score when it’s necessary and distribute the ball when it’s necessary.”
Noble told The Courier-Journal that she chose WKU over Middle Tennessee and Xavier.
The Lady Toppers have received commitments from five total players in the 2012 class.
Kilgore College (Texas) rising junior guard Bianca McGee signed Sunday, and Manual senior guard LeAsia Wright signed Tuesday.
Green County senior guard Micah Jones and Jeffersonville (Ind.) forward Jalynn McClain inked during November’s early signing period.
The Lady Toppers have one scholarship remaining.