Saturday, November 26, 2016

NSU Signs N.C. High School State Champion Zairya West

NORFOLK, Virginia – The Norfolk State women's basketball program added its first player this week to its 2017 recruiting class when guard Zairya West signed a national letter of intent to play for the Spartans beginning in the 2017-18 season.

The 5-foot-6 West attends Millbrook High School in Raleigh, N.C. She was named to the Cap-8 4A second team during her sophomore year and first team after her junior season, when she helped Millbrook win the 4A North Carolina High School Athletic Association state championship. She also earned North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association second-team all-district honors after her junior year, while garnering the Most Outstanding Defensive Player honor.

West is one of four Millbrook seniors who have signed with Division I basketball programs.

"We are extremely excited to welcome Zairya to the Norfolk State family," head coach Larry Vickers said. "She is a state champion, good defender and should flourish offensively in our up-tempo pressing style for the next four years."

West is the Spartans' only signee in November's early signing period. Vickers and his staff expect several additional signees in the spring.

Michael High / Sports Information

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