Lady Frogs sign Chantelle John

John will play the power forward and center positions.

John will play the power forward and center positions.

May 29, 2007

FORT WORTH, Texas - Chantelle John, a 6-foot-2 post player from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, who played the past two seasons at George Washington University, has signed with TCU, head coach Jeff Mittie announced Tuesday.

"We are excited that Chantelle has decided to join our program," Mittie said. "She has experience at a quality program like George Washington and we think she will be a great fit for us."

John, who can play either the power forward or center positions, will redshirt during the 2007-08 season due to NCAA transfer rules before becoming eligible to play as a junior during the 2008-09 season.

"We think that having a year off will give her time to learn the system and it will benefit not only her, but us as well. She will be ready to contribute once the 2008-09 season begins."

John averaged 2.2 points, 1.3 rebounds and 7.5 minutes in 24 games, including one start for a George Washington team that finished 28-4 overall and was ranked No. 11 in the final USA Today/ESPN Coaches' Top 25.

A former member of the Canadian Junior National Team at the 2005 FIBA U-19 World Championship, John set career highs in points and rebounds against the Lady Frogs at the BTI Classic on Nov. 18. In the game, John scored 11 points and tallied seven rebounds.

As a freshman, John started the first eight games of the season and played in 29 en route to averaging 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds. Against nationally-ranked Purdue on Nov. 25, 2006, John finished with a season-best 10 points. John also filled the stat line against nationally-ranked Texas on Nov. 26, 2006, as she totaled eight points, six rebounds and a career-best three blocks.

John prepped at Agincourt Collegiate Institute and was ranked as one of the top five post players in the nation. While attending Stoneleigh-Burnham in 2004-05, John averaged 14.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and shot 58 percent from the floor (128-241). In 2005, John received the team's Coaches Award for best overall performance and was named a 2005 New England Preparatory Council "A" All-Star.



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