Techster Signees Named Finalists for McDonald's All-America Team
Posted Feb 22, 2005 14:30:21
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech signees Eboni Mangum and Clorice Kursh have both been named as two of the 100 finalists for the 2005 McDonald's All-American team which will be selected later this month.
Mangum, a 5-foot-8-inch shooting guard from Houston's John Foster Dulles High school, inked with Tech during the early signing period in November. Rated as the 18th best high school senior in the country by Michael White's All-Star Girls Report, Mangum was the lone representative from the state of Texas on the recently released WBCA team.
So far thus year, Mangum has led her team to a 32-1 mark, a No. 1 ranking in Class 5A in Texas and a No. 2 ranking nationally by the USA Today.
Mangum is averaging 20.3 points per game - second best in the Houston area - along with 3.8 assists, 3.8 steals and 3.6 rebounds per game. She has hit 41 percent of her field goals, 63 percent of her free throws and has connected on 58 of 187 three-pointers.
Kursh, the sister of current Techster and former McDonald's All-American Tamika Kursh, is a 6-foot-1-inch forward from Ft. Smith's Northside High School in Arkansas who also signed with Tech during the early period.
Thus far, Kursh has helpled lead Ft. Smith Northside to a 21-4 mark and the No. 1 ranking in Class 5A in the state of Arkansas. Kursh is averaging 7.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game while shooting 47 percent from the field and 65 percent from the free throw line.
Kursh scored a season-high 21 points in a win over Russellville and 20 rebounds in a victory over Bentonville.