The ETSU women’s basketball team are preparing for a big 2016-2017 season with the improvements made a season ago. Coach Britney Ezell has made a big effort to add depth that team missed in certain positions such as guards that should help the Bucs, like early in the season when key player Tianna Tarter went out with a injury. Coach Ezell added junior college transfer Micah Morris to the recruiting class.
“We are very excited to add Micah Norris of Murfreesboro, Tenn. to our program,” said Coach Ezell. “Micah is a versatile wing player that gives us a different look from the perimeter. She poses a matchup problem with her size and is an incredibly gifted defensive player. Her athleticism will enable her to compete on the glass and get out quickly on the break.”
Coach Ezell has a playing style that she feels will help the Bucs with their offensive woes from a season ago.
She signed four players in the Bucs early recruiting period. Of those four, there were three guards signed.
“We are excited about the potential of this group as young women, students, and athletes,” said Ezell. “We genuinely believe that each signee has the ability to impact our program immediately in a multitude of ways. Our Buccaneer family grew much larger and stronger with the addition of these four young women.”
Kayla Marosites (Elizabethton, Tenn.) is a guard that Ezell is very happy to have for her career in high school averaged 20 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.3 steals per game.
She will definitely be looking to compete for a starting role immediately with the scoring ability she has.
“Kayla is a winner in all that she does,” said Ezell. “She possesses a true scorer’s mentality and unapologetically competes at a championship level night and night out. Her size and versatility from the wing positions make her a difficult match-up and her desire for constant improvement makes everyone around her better as well. She is steady and confident in her abilities and yet continues to grow daily as a player due to the incredible work ethic she has.”
To add on to the guard depth is the twin sister of Kayla Marosites, Kelci Marosites (Elizabethton, Tenn.).
“Kelci Marosites is the ultimate competitor and still remains a humble, unassuming star,” said Coach Ezell. “She can play all three guard positions while causing match-up issues due to her mix of perimeter range and attacking the rim athleticism. Her demeanor and poise are remarkably mature and her consistency is what makes her so valuable on the floor. She will find ways to win regardless of the circumstances as she possesses a constant eagerness to learn and improve as a player.”
The other two recruits added to the Bucs are Power Forward Anajae Stephney (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Guard Jada Craig (Winston-Salem, N.C.) both can have contributions to the Bucs success next season.