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Amani Franklin Named Winthrop Women’s Basketball Director of Operations

ROCK HILL SC—Former University of Kentucky player Amani Franklin, a native of Stone Mountain, Georgia, has been named the Director of Basketball Operations for Winthrop women’s basketball, it was announced today by head coach Kevin Cook. Franklin was a four-year member of the Kentucky Wildcats team that reached the 2010 NCAA Tournament Elite 8.  She […]

Gavin Joins NBA’s Orlando Magic For 2016 Summer League

ROCK HILL, SC— Former Winthrop men’s basketball standout Jimmy Gavin signed a contract to play with the NBA’s Orlando Magic for the 2016 summer league. Gavin, who worked out for the Orlando on May 20th in a pre-draft workout, signed with the Magic following Thursday’s NBA Draft. Gavin has been working tirelessly to prepare for […]

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Winthrop Women’s Basketball Team Will Play In 2016 Paradise Jam

ROCK HILL, SC—The Winthrop women’s basketball team is set to play in the 2016 Paradise Jam in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands when the Eagles travel to the Caribbean during Thanksgiving for the three-day tournament that will take place Nov. 24-26 at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center in Charlotte Amalie. The Eagles will begin […]

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Former LSU Standout Ashley Johnson Named Women’s Basketball Assistant Coach

ROCK HILL SC—Winthrop women’s basketball coach Kevin Cook has announced that former LSU standout Ashley Johnson has been hired as an assistant coach leaving one coaching position still to be filled. Johnson’s playing career spanned from 2004 to 2008 as she helped lead LSU to four consecutive appearances in the Final Four and three Southeastern […]

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Winthrop Women’s Basketball Signs 6-0 Forward from New Jersey

ROCK HILL SC—Winthrop women’s basketball coach Kevin Cook has announced the signing of Teylahna (pronounced TAY-Lonna) Green, a 6-0 power forward from University High School in Newark, New Jersey to a national letter of intent to play for the Eagles in 2016-17. Green was a four-year starter for the Phoenix and served as a two-year […]

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Winthrop’s Kelsey Announces Signing of Josh Ferguson to National Letter of Intent

ROCK HILL SC—Winthrop men’s basketball coachPat Kelsey announced on Monday the signing of Josh Ferguson, a 6-8, 215-lb., product of Pembroke Pines Charter (FL) to a National Letter of Intent. Ferguson, who played for Coach Dave Roca at Pembroke Pines, averaged 16 points, eight rebounds, and two blocked shots as a senior in 2014-15 and […]

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Winthrop Women’s Basketball Assistants Hamilton and Kloppenburg Leaving

ROCK HILL SC—Two Winthrop women’s basketball assistant coaches—Christena Hamilton and Carlotta Kloppenburg—have resigned their positions in order to accept coaching opportunities at other universities. Hamilton has been hired by Bradley University in Peoria, IL, while Kloppenburg is pursuing a position with a Pac-12 Conference school. During her five years on the Winthrop staff, Hamilton helped […]

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