Richmond, TX - Zariah McInnis, a 5-foot-7 point guard at Fort Bend Travis High School, is the first of three signings this week for the University of St. Thomas women's basketball 2017 class.
McInnis, who averaged 25.5 minutes per game, 6.5 points, 5 assists and 2 steals this season, chose the Celts over Dillard, Florida Tech and Alcorn State University.
"When I attended St. Thomas for my visit it was the environment that pulled me in. I was amazed by the way it felt like home immediately," McInnis said. "After meeting and speaking with Coach Cross I also felt I could trust what she is trying to do with the basketball program and I want to be a part of that building process. James 2:14 - Faith without works is dead."
McInnis will fill one of many voids left behind with the large graduating class of the Celts. Her feel for the game and athleticism along with her ability to create for others will add to the Celts roster. She also creates for herself making 45% from the field this year, while also shooting 75 freethrows. Zariah was honored this year being named to the All District Academic First Team and All District First Team.
"We are very fortunate that Zariah has chosen our prestigous school as her next chapter in her life." Coach Cross said. "After meeting her and her family I knew that this would be a great fit for us all. Not only will she help our basketball team, she will also make our community stronger with her faith, dedication and love for life."