Times West Virginian
West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey recruited Breana McDonald out of high school in Georgia, but she decided to remain home at Georgia Tech.
A year later the time he spend courting her paid off as she has transferred to West Virginia. She will sit out this season.
McDonald, a 6-foot guard/forward, played in 23 games, earning five starts, last season. The Lithonia, Ga., native, averaged 1.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.0 minutes per game. She totaled 34 points, 28 rebounds, 10 steals, five assists and four blocks.
“We are happy she is joining the Mountaineer family,” Carey said. “She is a multi-facet guard, who can score in various ways. We are excited to have a person of her character and playing ability. Of course she will sit out this season after transferring, but that will give her a year to learn our system and what we do. I look forward to her having a tremendous career here at WVU.”
Prior to Georgia Tech, McDonald was a four-year letter winner and two-time captain at Chamblee High. She was selected to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association North/South and DeKalb County all-star games in 2012 and to the 2012 Georgia Region 6AAAA first team. McDonald was named All-DeKalb County first team by the Atlanta Journal Constitution and closed out her career with 1,498 points, 920 rebounds and 315 steals.
McDonald becomes the third addition to next season’s roster, joining true freshmen Luburdia Gordon (Mount Vernon, N.Y./Mount Vernon) and Teana Muldrow (East Orange, N.J./East Orange).