FMU Women’s Hoops sign Georgia guard

FMU Women’s Hoops sign Georgia guard

Francis Marion University women's basketball coach Jeri Porter has announced the signing of 5-10 guard Macy Passmore of Flowery Branch, Ga., to a national letter of intent.

Passmore is a product of West Hall High School, where she played under the direction of head coach Bryan Richerson.  As a senior, she averaged 13.2 points, 7.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 3.0 steals per game, while shooting 31 percent from beyond the three-point arc.  She earned North GACA first-team All-State honors for the second year in a row, in addition to first-team All-Region accolades for the third time.

She was selected to play in the 2017 Northeast Georgia All-Star Game.

Also a two-time Region 7AAA Scholar Athlete, Passmore ended her career with 1,067 career points.  She helped lead the Lady Spartans to consecutive region titles in 2016 and 2017 as well as an Elite Eight appearance in the state tournament as a junior and a Sweet 16 appearance this past season with a 23-6 record (including 10-0 in region play).

She garnered her team's Miss Basketball Award on two occasions, and was named her school's Business Program Student of the Year as a junior.

"Macy is a combo guard, who has played some point, but is really more of a shooting guard," Porter said.  "A pure shooter, we will look for her to stretch our opponent's defense with her three-point shooting range.  She has a high basketball IQ, and while not a flashy player, she certainly fills up the stat sheet."

The Patriots lost 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.

Porter previously announced the signing of 5-3 point guard Brittani McDonald of Mullins, S.C.

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.