Coastal signs Appalachian State transfer Wilkerson

Coastal Carolina University first year women’s basketball head coach Jaida Williams announced on Monday that Khadejah Wilkerson has signed an Athletic Aid Agreement to play basketball at Coastal Carolina starting in the fall.

Wilkerson, a rising sophomore, comes to Conway from Appalachian State where she appeared in 18 games off the bench for the Mountaineers. The 6-foot-1 forward averaged 1.4 points and 1.7 boards, helping the Mountaineers to 20 wins and a WNIT first round appearance.

“Khadejah’s versatile game at the post position will have great impact and she is a proven winner, having won a state title at the high school level,” said Williams. “After averaging a double-double during her prep career, she brings a relentless work ethic to our program and we are extremely excited to welcome Khadejah to the Coastal family.”

A Greensboro, N.C., native, Wilkerson played her prep ball at Greensboro Day School where she averaged a double-double throughout her career. Wilkerson earned all-state honors as both a senior and sophomore (did not play junior season due to injury), while also being named the Piedmont Athletic Conference of Independent Schools Player of the Year as a sophomore. She led Greensboro Day to a 27-6 record during her senior campaign, averaging 13.1 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. As a freshman, Wilkerson helped James B. Dudley High School to a state championship.

In addition to her basketball highlights, Wilkerson also played volleyball and ran track at Greensboro Day School. She averaged nine kills and 11 blocks per match on the volleyball court and claimed the silver medal in the state track and field meet with a school-record high jump of 1.80m (5-11) in 2010.

Wilkerson will sit out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer policies. Wilkerson joins Olivia Carlton (Granger, Ind./Penn HS) and Karsen Sims (Gatlinburg, Tenn./ Gatlinburg-Pittman HS) in the Coastal Carolina recruiting class for the 2013-14 academic year.

Photo courtesy of ASU Athletics

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