#1 - Kaneisha Atwater
Position: G
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Fort Pierce, Fla.
Height: 5-7
Previous School: Fort Pierce Westwood

THE BASICS:

  • Atwater is VCU’s first-ever recruit to garner a PARADE All-America citation
  • Recognized as a versatile athlete with speed
  • Strong on the defensive end
  • Three-sport star at Fort Pierce (Fla.) Westwood
  • Ran the 400 meters in 1:02.17, which ranks among the top 10 all-time in Florida girls track
  • Saw time at all five positions on the court during her high school career


HIGH SCHOOL     

  • Named to the 35th annual PARADE All-America High School Girls Basketball Team in May 2011, the first-ever by a VCU recruit
  • An All-Area first team selection during both junior and senior seasons at Fort Pierce Westwood
  • Led the league in points (29.2), assists (6.2) and steals (7.9) per game as a senior and also added 7.5 rebounds
  • Tallied five triple-doubles in her final season alone
  • Averaged 28.2 points during her junior campaign
  • Ranks ninth all-time in the state in the 400 meters (1:02.17)


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