ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure University women's basketball head coach Jesse Fleming has announced the signing of two student-athletes – Emily Calabrese and Jamyra McChristine – to National Letters of Intent to join the Bonnies for the 2017-18 season.
"We're very fortunate to add two great players to our program," Fleming said. "My staff did a great job recruiting these young women and we think Emily and Jamyra will be big contributors to our future success. I think the Bona faithful will love the way these two play."
Calabrese, a 5'11" forward from Wyckoff, N.J., has led her Ramapo High School team to back-to-back trips to the New Jersey state sectional Group 3 finals while accumulating nearly 800 points and 800 rebounds. During her career she has totaled nearly 30 double-doubles.
Also an Honor Roll student in the classroom, she has earned a spot on the First Team All-Big North Conference the past three years and Second Team All-State Group 3 as a sophomore. She also lettered in volleyball and lacrosse and has served as team captain for all three teams. She played her AAU ball with the highly regarded Central Jersey Cardinals.
"Emily is a proven winner whose intangibles are off the chart," Fleming assessed. "We are excited to add her skill set to our forward position. More importantly, we are excited to add yet another quality person to our team."
McChristine is a 6'0" forward from Chicago, Ill. She has averaged 16 points, 15 rebounds and six assists per game at Simeon High School. She helped her team to the Chicago Public School semifinals, scoring 17 points and 11 rebounds against top-seeded Morgan Park. Also a multi-sport star, she has shined in volleyball, track and softball as well during her high school career. She plays AAU ball for the Illinois Lady Raptors.
"Jamyra is one of the best rebounding forwards we've seen," Fleming said. "She has great hands and brings a dose of toughness to our team. She's an explosive athlete with a great motor. We are excited for Jamyra's future at St. Bonaventure."
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