Nov. 21, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Alabama head coach Kristy Curry
received her fourth national letter of intent of the early period, signing Meoshonti "Meo" Knight this week. Knight joins Coco Baker, NeNe Bolton and Hannah Cook in this year's signing class.
"This is an outstanding first recruiting class, and we are extremely excited and proud they have chosen Alabama," said Curry. "Size, quickness, versatility and the ability to shoot the basketball come to mind with this group. When you look at each of them, they really individually bring so much from their infectious personalities to their basketball abilities, and together, have a chance to immediately impact our program."
Knight, a 5-8 guard from Morgan City, La., was named to the 2013 Louisiana Sports Writers' Association 1A All-State Team and the District 8-1A MVP.
"Meo is a tremendously talented athlete who can really impact the game for 94 feet on both ends," added Curry. "She is explosive and competitive and understands how to win."
As a junior, Knight averaged a double-double with 18.9 points and 12.0 rebounds per game as well as 5.3 steals, 5.0 blocks and 5.0 assists. She was a key component in helping Catholic Central High School advance to the Class 1A state semifinals in 2013.
"I chose Alabama because mostly everything just felt right," said Knight. "The environment suited me very well, and I felt like I was around family when I was in town for the visit. The coaches and players made my family and I feel very welcomed and family is very important to me. This is a place I feel that I will be able to be very successful."