Alabama Women's Basketball Signs Georgia Prepster


Monday, November 18, 2002

Coach Rick Moody

TUSCALOOSA – Alabama women’s basketball coach Rick Moody announced the signing of Georgia prep standout Krista Watson to a national letter-of-intent to play for the Crimson Tide next season.

Watson, a 6-4 post player from Gainesville, Ga., is a senior at Gainesville High School after playing her first three prep seasons at Greater Atlanta Christian. A member of GCA’s 2A State Championship team last year, she averaged 10 points and six rebounds a game as a junior. Watson helped lead the Georgia Metros AAU squad to a 3rd-place finish at the Nationals last year. Over the past two summers, she has spent time working on her game with former Virginia and NBA standout, Ralph Sampson.

“Krista is a passionate player with a real love for the game of basketball,” said Moody. “She comes from a winning program and has a tremendous winning attitude. Krista has a tireless work ethic and over the past two years she has improved greatly offensively.”

Watson becomes the second early signee for the Crimson Tide joining Tamisha Hamilton as a member of UA’s incoming class for 2003.

Moody and the 2002-03 edition of Alabama women’s basketball continue their preparation for their season opener versus Samford on Friday night at 5 p.m. in Birmingham.