The Lady Toppers have their first 2013 commitment.
Paul Laurence Dunbar junior guard Kierra Muhammad has verbally committed to Western Kentucky, Dunbar coach Sarah Van Horn confirmed today.
WKU coach Michelle Clark-Heard announced Tuesday that she had received a new commitment, posting on Twitter, “Wow got another great phone call! Excited that there are so many people out there that believe in Lady Topper BBall! Welcome 2013 commitment”
Muhammad, a 5-foot-4 point guard, averaged 10.2 points for Dunbar as a junior last season. She helped the Lady Bulldogs post a 30-7 record and reach the semifinals of the girls’ state tournament, where she averaged 12 points, 3.7 assists and 3.7 rebounds over three games.
“She’s very quick and excellent on defense,” Van Horn said. “We always look to her to wreak a lot of havoc against other point guards. She can cause a lot of issues for other point guards, a lot of turnovers. She averages almost four steals a game.
“She’s a very stable point guard. She makes sure people are where they’re supposed to be, and she’s always taking care of the basketball. She’s kind of that rock that you need on offense.”
Assuming Muhammad signs with WKU, the Lady Toppers have one scholarship remaining for next season after inking six players in the 2012 class. Muhammad’s first chance to officially sign will be in November’s early signing period.
“I know at the next level, she’s going to be looked at to be a point guard that runs the offense and makes sure shooters get their shot and makes the extra pass, and she’ll do that very well,” Van Horn said.