Enterprise State Community College coach Charles Cole has landed two outstanding players to his women's basketball roster. Cole announced the signing of Nikia Powell, a 3-sport athlete at Greenville High School (AL) and Diane McCalla from Poinciana high school (FL).
Powell is a 5'8" forward/center, a physical player with a lot of talent.
?We are extremely proud to have Nikia on board,? Cole said. ?She has good size; she comes from a sound basketball program; and she knows how to work hard.?
Powell is a physical education major with a strong work ethic and ESCC is a perfect fit, she said.
?I chose ESCC because it?s a great school to me,? Powell said. ?My plans are to go there for two years and transfer to Auburn University.?
?My personality is what makes me unique. I am a hard worker both on and off the court.
?I played volleyball, softball and basketball. I played basketball and softball all four years in my high school career. I was the MVP for softball in 2008-09, and I won MVP in the area basketball tournament.
?Sports mean the world (to me). It?s like I was born to play; I play with all my heart.
?My dream is to play pro basketball. If I don?t make it, I want to be a hall of fame coach. When I retire I just want to say, ?I made it!??
McCallabrfings a unique brand of versatility toEnterprise State Community College. The 5'6"McCalla played guard and a post position at the high school level.
?She?s likely to get a little taller while she?s with us,? Cole said. ?A successful team has to have players who are familiar with more than one position and who can go all-out in practice and in games for the sake of the team.?
McCalla, a business major, is to be a Lady Boll Weevil.
?I chose ESCC because I got another shot at doing what I love, which is basketball,? McCalla said. ?I?m very energetic and am well known in my area (for that). I will always do my job, no matter how hard it is; I am a hustler.?
?College basketball is work,? Cole said. ?A player is a student first here at ESCC, and an athlete second. Basketball takes a lot of time, hard work and dedication, and it requires players to work through minor aches and pains when they don?t feel like practicing.
?Being a part of college athletics is an excellent way of preparing someone for life. We feel like Diane is a player who possesses what it takes to play at this level.?
McCalla, a two-time Player of the Year,averaging 12 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists per game in herprep career.