All four of the Monroe College Lady Mustang basketball players who graduated this year received basketball scholarships to continue their basketball and education at NCAA Division II schools in the fall. Two-time all-region guard Cherita Gray will be attending Felician College, honorable mention all–region forward Lora Morton will continue at UMASS-Lowell, forward Randy Knight will go to Elizabeth City State, and power forward Danille Hankerson will suit up for Teikyo Post.
“In the final analysis, this is really what Monroe athletics is all about,” beamed head coach Seth Goodman. “They’ve achieved on the court and in the classroom here at Monroe and as a result, they’ll be taking those experiences with them when they play ball at a higher level.”
Gray, a 5’6” scoring machine from Brooklyn, NY, was the team’s second leading scorer in 2003- 04, averaging 12.6 ppg. She shot 29.8% from the arc and averaged just under 5 apg. Gray was 13th in the nation with 4.1 spg. In her freshman year, she also notched 12.6ppg.
Morton, who hails from Mt. Vernon, NY, was a dominating 6’0” presence in the paint for the Mustangs. She finished her sophmore season as the 14th leading rebounder in the nation and was the team leader with 8.86 rpg. She averaged 9.69 ppg, shooting 37.3% from the floor in the process.
Knight is slick number-three forward from Ossining, NY who led the team as a 30.6% 3-point shooter. She averaged 7.06 ppg.
Hankerson, a hard-nosed power forward Bridgeport, Ct, grabbed 6.71 rpg despite coming off the bench for most of the season.