Lady Crusaders ink three on signing day
Thursday, April 13, 2006
Lady Crusaders ink three on signing day

TIGERVILLE, SC- North Greenville University announces the signing of three outstanding women's basketball players. The Lady Crusaders inked Eboni Davis (Hopkins, SC), Nikki Wood (Spartanburg, SC) and Brittany Dail (Lancaster, SC) Wednesday, the first day of the late signing period.

Davis was a standout player for Coach Debbie Stroman at Lower Richland High School. She was the team captain on the 2006 4A state championship squad. Davis averaged 11.3 points per game at the guard position.

Davis was honored as an All-Region selection and was the recipient of the 2006 Columbia Player of the Year award. The High School Sports Report named Davis to the 4A All-State Team, and she also played in the North Carolina/South Carolina All-Star Game.

Davis chose North Greenville over Division I Georgia State, Bethune-Cookman, and Tennessee Tech. She will play guard for the Lady Crusaders.

“Eboni may be one of the finest athletes we have ever signed at North Greenville,” said head coach Jayne Arledge. “We feel she can take us to that next level. She is one of the best shooters I have seen in a while, and will make a huge impact on this team.”

Wood played for Coach Joy Couch at Dorman High School where she averaged 10.2 points per game and 3.9 assists per game. Wood helped the Cavaliers win the 4A state championship three times in her career. Wood was a team captain on the 2006 4A state runner-up squad.

Wood started at point guard in the North Carolina/South Carolina All-Star Game, and was a 2006 All-Region selection. Wood was also named to the statewide All-State Team by the High School Sports Report.

Wood will be a double threat for the Crusaders, playing both point guard and shooting guard positions. “Nikki is the type of athlete that won’t do anything flashy, but will always make the right decision on the floor,” noted Arledge, “She is a very aggressive defender and is a perfect fit for our system.”

Dail is a 6’3” center out of Lancaster High School. She averaged eight points and five rebounds per game. Dail has a strong defensive presence in the paint as she averaged four blocked shots per game at Lancaster. The 2006 team co-captain scored a season-high 18 points against Northwestern High School.

Dail will play center for the Crusaders. “Brittany’s best basketball is still ahead of her and we can’t wait to begin working with her and help her develop,” says Arledge, “She is going to be a force for us inside, and she can run the floor better than any 6’3” kid I have ever seen.”

Davis, Wood, and Dail will join Samantha Frost, who signed during the early period in November, to make up a remarkably successful recruiting class for the Lady Crusaders. Frost, a 6’0’’ power forward out of Maryland “is a force down low, and is an intelligent player who knows her strengths and utilizes them effectively,” said assistant coach Kevin Nicholls.

“This is probably the best recruiting class we have ever had at North Greenville,” noted Arledge. “All four of these student-athletes have over a 3.7 GPA in the classroom and the athleticism to take us to the next level.”