HARROGATE, TN -- Kalasia Green has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to play for the Lady Railsplitters next season, head women's basketball coach Roger Hodge announced Wednesday morning. Green is the sixth player in this year's recruiting class as she joins Elliotte Roberts, Haley Nelson, Britney Guy, Kortnay Cox and Stevie Yazzie.
Kalasia Green, a 5'6" junior guard, comes to the Lady Railsplitters program by way of Mesa Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a product of Oakland, California and a graduate of Tolleson Union High School, where she won three state championships during her stay.
Throughout her time at Mesa Community College, Green was a key member of a highly successful squad, as she compiled per game averages of 11.7 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2 steals. Last season, the Thunderbirds finished fifth in the nation with Green garnering All-Region Second Team and All-Arizona Community Athletic Conference Third Team honors. She was also named the ACAC Player of the Week on February 21st, 2012.
"Kalasia is a great kid that made an impact at Mesa Community College," commented Mesa head coach Kori Stephenson. "We are excited about her opportunity at LMU. Kalasia's toughness, teamwork and smile will be missed."
"The addition of Kalasia Green to our program is a huge addition to this recruiting class," stated head coach Roger Hodge. "She is a scoring guard with great speed and athleticism. Kalasia is a good rebounder at 5'6" and an outstanding defender. What was most impressive to me was her ability to play in transition."
"Kalasia is a good student and I was also very impressed with how well she gets along with everyone she meets," Hodge continued. "Having played in a very successful program under Kori Stephenson at Mesa (fifth in the country this season), she knows how to win, which is an underrated attribute. Coach Stephenson has done an outstanding job with her program and her kids are always prepared for success. I can't wait to see Kalasia Green playing in a Lady Splitter uniform. LMU fans are going to love watching her play."
Green will be joining a Lady Railsplitters' squad that recorded the first winning season for the program since the 2004-05 campaign. Expectations are rising as year two of the Roger Hodge era is quickly approaching.