A Pair of Maryland High School Women’s Basketball Standouts Select UMBC as Transfer Destination
BALTIMORE – UMBC women's basketball has added a pair of transfers to its 2014-15 roster as Maryland high school standouts Pandora Wilson (Gaithersburg, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) and Infiniti Alston (Baltimore, Md./Digital Harbor) will join the Retrievers, as announced by head coach Phil Stern.
"We are so excited that we have been able to add two incredibly talented young ladies to our roster," Stern said.
Wilson, a 6-0 forward, comes to UMBC after a season and a half at Drexel. The sophomore was rated a top-100 forward by ESPN HoopGurlz coming out of Academy of Holy Cross. Wilson was a three-time All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference selection and a two-time Washington Post All-Metro honoree while helping Holy Cross to rank as high as fourth in the D.C. area during the 2011-12 season.
Wilson red-shirted the 2012-13 season at Drexel and appeared in two games with the Dragons in the fall semester of 2013 before transferring.
"Pandora is a natural leader," Stern said. "She is someone I know very well and I'm so glad to finally get the opportunity to coach her."
Alston transfers in after appearing in four games in the fall semester of 2013 at Penn State. The 6-5 center was the 48th-ranked recruit by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and the 96-ranked recruit by All-Star Girls Report after averaging 14.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 assists during her junior season at Digital Harbor High School and guiding her squad to a Baltimore City Division I Championship as a senior.
"Infiniti was ranked as one of the top high school players in 2012," explained Stern. "It is rare that a player of that caliber ends up at a mid-major. We are very fortunate to have Finni come here to play for us."