Carolina Signs 5-Star Point Guard Jamie Cherry

Carolina Signs 5-Star Point Guard Jamie Cherry
CHAPEL HILL - The University of North Carolina women's basketball program signed high school senior Jamie Cherry to a National Letter of Intent, announced Wednesday by head coach Sylvia Hatchell.

Cherry, a 5-7 point guard from West Craven High School, is a five-star prospect that is ranked the ninth best guard in the class by ESPN HoopGurlz.

"Not only is Jamie a great point guard that plays Carolina style basketball with her quickness and athletic ability, she's also an outstanding person that comes from a wonderful family and is a terrific student-athlete," said Hatchell.

"She can shoot the ball. She can pass the ball. Jamie has all the tools to be a point guard in the Atlantic Coast Conference."

A three-time all-state selection, Cherry was named Miss North Carolina basketball by in 2012-13 and is a McDonald's All-America nominee leading into her senior campaign at West Craven.

In 87 career high school games, Cherry has averaged 25.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.8 rebounds per game, scoring 2,245 career points in three seasons for head coach David Fernandez.

Cherry has led her club to back-to-back Coastal 3A Conference regular season and tournament championships in 2011-12 and 2012-13.

She was named the conference Player of the Year her last two seasons and has been named All-Area by the New Bern Sun in each of her three seasons of high school basketball.

Cherry earned District 2 Player of the Year honors in both 2011-12 and 2012-13 by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.

Jamie is the daughter of James and Marcia Cherry of Cove City, N.C.