North Platte – First year Lady Knights basketball coach Jeff Thurman continues adding to the 2018-19 Lady Knight basketball team by signing Madisyn Francis, a transfer from Ranger College in Texas.
Francis, a 4’ 11” point guard played her high school basketball at North Shore High School in Houston, Texas. She graduated in 2017.
At Ranger, Francis played sparingly, averaging 1.8 points per game and 0.4 rebounds per game. She had a career high with 11 points against Southwest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf.
At North Shore, during her senior season, Francis averaged 14.6 points per game and six rebounds per game. She also averaged 4.4 assists per game and 3.7 steals per game.
“I was told that a school in Nebraska was looking for players and that they gave the coach my name,” Francis said. “Coach Thurman contacted me and I liked his energetic approach.”
Francis is planning to major In nursing.
“Madisyn brings that sophomore leadership and junior college basketball experience that will be invaluable for our incoming freshman. Her ability to handle the ball and play off the ball with help us as well,” Thurman said. “She is a high-character student-athlete and we are very excited for her to join our program and institution.”
Francis joins Leilani Pinedo from Tucson, Ariz.; Alizea McClanahan, Katie Cox, Emily Joseph from Tampa, Florida; and Jordan Novinger from Centennial, Colo., in the 2018-19 recruiting class for the Lady Knights.