Feb. 26, 2013
ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. - East Carolina women's basketball head coach Heather Macy prides herself on recruiting the best student-athletes to help the Lady Pirate basketball program reach new heights. Last November, Macy and her staff signed three prospects to National Letters of Intent, one of which was a senior guard out of Rocky Mount High School named J'Kyra Brown.
Brown is a 5-foot-10 guard who was regarded as a four-star recruit by ESPN HoopGurlz and was ranked the 32nd best guard in the country by the same source after playing only three years of prep basketball due to an injury her freshman year. Still, in just three years on the court, Brown made an immediate impact as she recently broke the Rocky Mount High School scoring record after notching 1,665 career points in the Gryphons' contest against Wilson Fike on February 1.
"We are so proud of J'Kyra's accomplishments and we can't wait to get her here," Macy stated. "Her hard work on the court is really paying off and we're looking forward to the day she puts on a Pirate uniform."
As a senior at RMHS, Brown is averaging 25.0 points per game, 6.3 rebounds per game, 3.5 steals per game and has added 19 blocks on the year. In her junior season, she poured in 676 points to average 23.3 points per game. In addition, she averaged 6.1 rebounds per contest, 3.3 steals per game, 3.2 assists per game, and 1.2 blocks per contest to lead her squad to a 26-3 record and a 10-0 league mark. In her sophomore campaign, Brown averaged nearly 15 points per game for the Gryphons.
Following her outstanding prep career, Brown will don purple and gold for the Pirates during the 2013-14 campaign as a freshman on a Pirate squad which will contain Macy's first full recruiting class of student-athletes to mark her fourth season as the head of the program.