Haskins Signs Junior College Transfer
PEMBROKE – Transfer We'Nisha "Wayne" Mack will be joining the UNCP women's basketball team after a two-year stint in junior college to continue her athletic and academic career with the Lady Braves announced by head coach John Haskins.
Mack, a Kentucky native, ventures to UNCP from Kaskaskia College after playing two seasons under Shane Larson. She was named most valuable player, first-team all-conference and all-region, while helping the team to a 23-9 overall record. She played in 22 games and average 11.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals per game. She shot 42.4 percent from the field, 33.8 percent from the arc and 63.3 percent from the charity stripe.
The incoming junior prepped at Fairdale High School under coach Eric Monfre and was a two-year letterman in basketball. During her senior campaign, she scored 20 points, notched seven rebounds and four steals and dished out seven assists per game. Mack was named all-district, all-region, all-state, Offensive Player of the Year, MVP and a Kentucky all-star. In her junior season, she averaged 15 points, four rebounds, six assists and two steals per game and was named to the all-district and all-region teams, as well as Offensive Player of the Year.
The granddaughter of Elizabeth Mack was a member of the honor roll for four years as she was ranked 14th out of her 175-member senior class with a 3.8 cumulative grade point average.
"We are excited to have We'Nisha join our program because she is an excellent athlete who is a very versatile basketball player. She attacks the rim well off the dribble, has a nice midrange game, can post up and is an excellent defender. We'Nisha will make a significant contribution to our basketball program, not only in being an outstanding basketball player, but she is also a very good student," Haskins said.