Francis Marion University women's basketball coach Jeri Porter has announced the signing of 5-3 point guard Brittani McDonald of Mullins, S.C., to a national letter of intent.
McDonald is a product of Mullins High School, where she played under the direction of head coach Myron Gerald. This past season, she averaged 24.5 points, 10.1 steals, 5.0 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per contest, while leading the Auctioneers to a 20-2 record and the AA state championship.
She scored 16 points and dished out seven assists in the 62-50 state title win over Christ Church.
McDonald was named the AA State Player of the Year, in addition to earning All-State honors for the fifth time, being named the 2017 Florence Morning News Player of the Year and garnering WPDE TV-15 All-Hoop Zone Team recognition for the fifth occasion (including Miss Hoop Zone for 2016-17).
McDonald was recently named the MVP of the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association North-South All-Star Game after scoring 17 points and leading the South to an 81-56 victory.
She finished her prep career with 1,701 points, 691 steals, 360 rebounds, and 322 assists. She also lettered in track at Mullins.
"We are very excited that Brittani has decided to join the Patriot program," Porter said. "With the graduation of (point guard) TeTe Flowers, we needed to add a quality player in that spot and Brittani fills that void. She is a true point guard. Her accomplishments at Mullins High School speak for themselves, and she now becomes a tremendous addition to what we already have on our roster at Francis Marion."
The Patriots lose only one senior from this past season's 18-12 squad that placed second in the Peach Belt Conference's East Division standings. FMU has recorded 42 wins over Porter's two seasons in Florence.
Francis Marion ranks 11th among all Division II programs in all-time wins with 853. FMU owns twenty-three 20-win seasons and has advanced to the NCAA Division II Tournament 10 times over the past 21 seasons.