Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Williams, Bannister, Brackett and Wolfe commit to Brevard College

Brevard, N.C. - Brevard College Women’s Basketball Coach Shannon Reid is pleased to announce that Katie Williams, Hadara Bannister, Tuccoa Brackett and Shelby Wolfe have committed to come to Brevard and play on the 2012-2013 Tornados women’s basketball team.

"I'm thrilled that Hadara, Katie, Shelby, and Tuccoa have all chosen to further their careers and education at Brevard College. These young ladies are some of the toughest high school seniors in the state of North Carolina and are relentless workers with high basketball IQ's," said Coach Reid. "They have all been well coached and are coming to us from successful high school programs. This is an extremely talented class with all of the right ingredients to make an immediate impact on our program. I feel fortunate to have found great students, people and basketball players to join our current Tornado family."

Williams comes to Brevard from Robbinsville, N.C. and Robbinsville High School where she played guard under Coach Elle King. Williams was a three-time All-Big Smoky Mountain Conference selection and was chosen to the Blue-White All-Star game after averaging 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.2 steals per game in her senior season. She was also an 1A All-State selection and scored over 1,000 career points at Robbinsville.

In addition to basketball, she also participated in track and field at Robbinsville, where she is the conference record holder in the long jump, triple jump, 400 meter dash and the 4x200 meter relay. In the classroom, Williams earned the highest average in both English II and Biology. She is the daughter of Dierdra and Mitch Williams.

Bannister comes to Brevard from Greensboro, N.C. and High Point Christian Academy, where she lined up at guard under Coach Doug Chilton. She earned All-Conference recognition in 2012 and led HPCA to their first state playoff victory in program history with a triple-double against South Lake Christian. She earned Most Outstanding Player honors at High Point Christian Academy, recording 13 points per game, two steals per game and three rebounds per game, while shooting 75.0 percent from the free throw line.

Off the court, Bannister was a member of the National Honor Society and the National Beta Club, and was an A/B Honor Roll student from 2008-2011. She is the daughter of Shelia and Peter Bannister.

Brackett comes to Brevard from Marion, N.C. and McDowell High School where she lined up in the post for Coach Jennifer Brooks. In her senior season with the Lady Titans, Bracket was selected as the Mountain Athletic 4A/3A Conference 2012 Co-Player of the Year after leading the Lady Titans to a 23-3 record, averaging 13.3 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game, while shooting 48 percent from the field. The 5-11 athlete added 1.7 steals, 1.5 assists and 1.1 blocks per game for the team and was selected to the 4A All-State Team, receiving MVP honors at the annual Blue-White All-Star Game.

Wolfe comes to Brevard from Pittsboro, N.C. and Northwood High School, where she lined up at shooting guard and small forward under Coach Cameron Vernon. Wolfe was recognized as the 2012 Carolina 12 Conference Player of the Year and was selected to the 2A All-State team, as well as earning All-Region and All-Conference accolades. She scored 1,173 career points with the Chargers, averaging 18.8 points per game in her senior season, as well as 9.3 rebounds and six assists per game from the perimeter.

Off the court, she was an AAA Scholar-Athlete, as well as earned the Academic Excellence Award. She is also a member of the Spanish National Honor Society. She is the daughter of Steven and Suzanne Wolfe.

Brevard College competes in the NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference.