Mon, May 22, 2023
PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Monday morning, Coquese Washington announced the third addition to the 2023-24 Rutgers women’s basketball roster with the signing of Texas A&M transfer Mya Petticord. The point guard will join the Scarlet Knights with three remaining seasons of eligibility after spending her freshman campaign with the Aggies.
“Mya is a player who impacts the game on a number of levels,” said Washington. “She can score and does some wonderful things with the ball when it’s in her hands. She plays the game at a fast pace, creating opportunities for herself and her teammates. She can knock down the 3-point shot with consistency while also finishing at the rim. She just has an excitement about her when she plays. Our fans are going to love cheering her on.”
During her rookie season, the Detroit, Michigan product appeared in 21 games season and made one start, averaging just over 15 minutes of playing time per outing. Petticord hit multiple career-highs against SMU on Dec. 18, including 10 points and three assists. She also grabbed a career best five rebounds against Purdue (Dec. 21) and three steals versus Ole Miss (March 3) in the Quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. The rising sophomore was a perfect 13-of-13 from the charity stripe on the season.
A graduate of Arbor Prep in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Petticord was a four-star recruit and No. 81-ranked prospect according to ESPNW in the 2022 class. She led her team to the 2022 Division III State Title and was named the Michigan Associated Press Division III Player of the Year.
The 5-foot-9 point guard averaged 22.9 points per game while shooting 50 percent from the field and 80 percent from the charity stripe her senior season. She finished her high school career as Arbor Prep’s all-time leading scorer, totaling 1,709 points. Petticord was named the 2020 Ann Arbor News Player of the Year and as well as a four-time Detroit Free Press All-State First Team selection.
Season tickets for the 2023-24 Rutgers women’s basketball season are currently on sale and can be purchased or renewed HERE.
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