Women's Basketball

Women’s Basketball Preview: Forwards

Women’s Basketball Preview: Forwards

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The season tips off for Charleston Southern women's basketball Nov. 6 for the 2018-19 team. Here's a look at the forward position.

Position Breakdown

Projected Starter: Weknyne Dumorne

Key returners: Shelby Wilbanks, Tierra Steede, Cailah Hicklin

Additions/Newcomers: Sharita Godfrey

Two Things to Watch

Senior Leadership Back In Full Force

Seniors Weknyne Dumorne, Shelby Wilbanks and Lexii Cassell look to lead the CSU post game with both Dumorne and Wilbanks playing at the forward. That tandem averaged nearly 20 points per game last season down low and they look to continue to lead the offense on the interior.

That trio also sees the return of sophomore Cailah Hicklin, who averaged just under two points and two rebounds in limited action last season. CSU also welcomes freshman Sharita Godfrey, who has the ability to play both in the post and on the wing.

Defense Down Low Strong Once Again

The 2017-18 season was nothing new for CSU's interior defense as they finished second in the Big South in blocks per game while Weknyne Dumorne paced the conference with 2.0 blocks per contest. The Bucs also sat among the top-five in opponents' field goal percentage behind only Campbell, Radford, Gardner-Webb and tournament champion Liberty.

Dumorne's shot-blocking ability, as well as the length Wilbanks, Steede and Hicklin bring make for another chance for the Bucs to sits near the top in blocks and field goal percentage defense.

Player Spotlight – Weknyne Dumorne and Shelby Wilbanks

Key Numbers

2 – Weknyne Dumorne had a Big South-leading 2.0 blocks per game last season making a splash in her debut campaign. Dumorne, along with a handful of Bucs, return this season from a defense that sat second as a whole in rejecting opponents' shots.

5 – Combined years of experience between Weknyne Dumorne, Shelby Wilbanks, Tierra Steede and Cailah Hicklin at CSU. Steede and Hicklin have been on campus since their freshman season while Dumorne and Wilbanks transferred in and made immediate impacts last year.

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