May 5, 2011

VCU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL INKS GREEN DURING APRIL SIGNING PERIOD

RICHMOND, Va. – Carleeda Green has signed a national letter of intent to play women's basketball at Virginia Commonwealth University, Head Coach Beth Cunningham announced.  Green recently completed her sophomore year of eligibility at Chipola College in Marianna, Fla.

"Carleeda is the final piece to this year's recruiting class," Cunningham said.  "We feel with her experience and contributions she will make an immediate impact as a combo guard for us next year.  Collectively we are very excited to blend a tremendous incoming class with an experienced group of returners that were critical to our success from this past season."

Green is ranked as the 14th-best Junior College guard in the country (65th-best overall JUCO player), according to Dan Olsen Collegiate Scouting Service.

The Washington, D.C., native, who helped Chipola to 19-11 record and third-place Panhandle Conference finish in 2010-11, averaged 11.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game as a sophomore.  She shot 36-percent from 3-point range and converted 71-percent of her free throw attempts, which ranked as the second-best marks on the team and among the top-10 regionally. 

The 5-7 combo guard comes from a basketball family as her brother Brian Chase was a four-year starter at Virginia Tech, averaging 10.9 ppg, 2.8 apg and 1.9 spg for the Hokies from 1999-2003.  Chase has since enjoyed a nine-year professional career and is currently playing for Serbian club KK Igokea.  

Green played for four-time conference Coach of the Year David Lane at Chipola, who has had several players receive Division I scholarships during his tenure, after enjoying a standout high school career at H.D. Woodson under the guidance of head coach Frank Oliver, Jr.

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