Lee-McNelis signs Little Rock transfer

Lee-McNelis signs Little Rock transfer
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HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - After not playing much in her freshman year at Arkansas Little Rock, Amber Landing decided is was time for a change.

Hattiesburg will be the setting of her next chapter. Southern Miss women's basketball coach Joye Lee-McNelis announced Thursday that the team has signed Landing.

Landing is a 6-foot-3 forward who played her high school ball at Madison-Ridgeland Academy. She was a part of four consecutive Mississippi Division 1 state title teams. Landing also garnered all-state honors.

"We are excited to have Amber join our Lady Eagle family," Lee-McNelis said in a release. "We recruited Amber out of high school and felt like she could help our program. Amber has good size with length we need to help us inside.

"She possesses an uncanny ability to block shots. Coach (Michael) Chatman, our strength coach, will become Amber's best friend as he will help her develop strength and enhance our ability."

Landing played in eight games her freshman year at Little Rock.

"Every opportunity gives one an opportunity to grow," Landing said in a release. "I learned much from UALR and I know I will make a giant leap in learning from Coach McNelis and her staff. I am excited about being close to home so my family can be a part of my college experience. Thanks to coach McNelis and her staff for allowing me to be a part of The Lady Eagle Family."