MARTIN, Tenn. – University of Tennessee at Martin head coach Kevin McMillan has announced the additions of Emma Davis (Harrodsburg, Ky.), Sade’ Hudson (Memphis, Tenn.), Jalynn Landversicht (Nicholasville, Ky.) and Brittni Moore (Memphis, Tenn.) to national letters of intent.
“This is an extremely versatile class that makes us very deep in the future,” said McMillan. “When you look at the 2016 and 17 class, what we were missing were athletic wing players. We added some post plays and some shooters in both classes, but we didn’t have the type of players that could do both. With the class that we signed today, we have a talented cropped of solid basketball players that can fit a lot of different roles for us. Today is a real good day for us with these signees.”
Emma Davis, G, 5-10, Fr., Harrodsburg, Ky. (Mercer County HS)
Davis is a 5-10 guard from Mercer County High School where she plays for head coach Chris Souder. Davis enter her senior campaign having played on the varsity high school team since she was in seventh grade. In five season, Davis has scored 922 points, 445 rebounds, 161 steals and 103 assists for her career. In her junior season, she averaged 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 0.8 assists per game while helping the Titans to a Kentucky state championship in a single-class system with a 31-6 overall mark and a No. 1 ranking. Additionally, she played for Kentucky Premier during the summer for David Tapley.
“Emma is extremely athletic and can do a lot of things on the floor,” said McMillan. “She’s a great passer, she rebounds and plays hard on defense. When you combine that with the fact that she came from a program which won a state championship in Kentucky, she knows what hard work is about and how to put your team over the top. She has the ability to play out on the perimeter while having the size to move down to the post if she needs to.”
Sade’ Hudson, G, 5-8, Fr., Memphis, Tenn. (Trezevant HS)
Hudson is a 5-8 guard from Trezevant High School where she plays for head coach Brandon Hill. An explosive scorer, Hudson averaged 24.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.4 steals and 1.7 assists per game while leading the Lady Bears to a 19-7 record. She was honored for her strong season by earning a spot on the Commercial Appeal A-AA All-Metro Team. In her sophomore season, she averaged 22.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Additionally, she played for Team Slink during the summer for John McGraw.
“Sade’ is a pure scorer,” said McMillan. “She can score with anybody. She’s a little deceptively strong, can shoot it well, handles the ball and her upside is tremendous. She will figure out a way to compete while playing multiple guard positions.”
Jalynn Landversicht, G/F, 6-0, Fr., Nicholasville, Ky. (East Jessamine HS)
Landversicht is a 6-0 wing from East Jessamine High School where she plays for head coach Ralph Sallee. As the team’s lone returner as a junior, Landversicht averaged 14.3 points, six rebounds and four assists per game for the Jaguars. Her dynamic ability was rewarded with a spot in the Second Annual Southern Spring Classic. During her sophomore year, she helped lead her team to a 23-win season. In the summers she played for Team Slink under John McGraw. In addition to her strong play on the hardwood, she won the Kentucky 3A state title for high jump.
“Jalynn is a state championship athlete in the high jump so you know that she’s going to be able to jump and be explosive,” said McMillan. “Her size and strength is really going to help her but what attracts you to her is how hard she plays the game. Watching her this summer, she kind of just plugs herself in to whatever it takes to be successful whether it is grabbing a rebound, taking a charge or attacking offensively.”
Brittni Moore, F, 5-10, Fr., Memphis, Tenn. (White Station HS)
Moore is a 5-10 forward from White Station High School where she plays for head coach Tommy Warren. Moore continues a trend of former Spartans to join the Skyhawks after averaging 12.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 2.2 steals and 0.8 blocks per game as a junior en route to a 22-4 overall record and No. 4 ranking in the state of Tennessee. She was honored for her versatility by earning a spot on the Commercial Appeal AAA All-Metro Team. Additionally, she played for Memphis Elite during the summer for Eric Daniels.
“Brittni is probably one of the most versatile, athletic players that we have ever recruited,” said McMillan. “I have watched her play anywhere from the five, to wing, to point. She’s a competitor that’s willing to do whatever it takes to give her team a chance. She gives us someone that we can press with, handle the ball and a real high basketball IQ.”
UT Martin will officially open the regular season on Friday, Nov. 10 with a road matchup at Southern Illinois. Tipoff from SIU Arena is scheduled for 6 p.m.