Flames Add Three to 2013-14 Women's Basketball Roster|
Aug. 12, 2013
CHICAGO – UIC head women’s basketball coach Regina Miller announced the addition of three players to the 2013-14 roster on Monday afternoon. Teodora Zagorac (Novi Sad, Serbia/Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, Ten.)), Melita Emanuel-Carr (London, England/Barking Abbey) and Amber Johnson (Chicago, Ill./Louisburg College) will join the Flames program this upcoming season.
Zagorac, a 6-foot-3 power forward, will add considerable depth to UIC’s already talented crop of frontcourt players. During her senior season as a prep athlete, Zagorac competed for Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn., helping the Hawks to a 22-7 overall record. She averaged 13.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game during the 2012-13 campaign. A native of Serbia, Zagorac was represented on the National Team list for six consecutive years. Zagorac intends to major in pre-pharmacy at UIC.
“Teodora (Zagorac) will add lots of versatility to our team in multiple positions,” said Miller. “She brings depth with her ability to stretch the defense by hitting the outside shot, scoring in the paint and providing a strong rebounding presence.”
Emanuel-Carr, a 5-foot-10 guard, is a product of Barking Abbey – one of London’s most prestigious basketball academies. During her final high school season, Emanuel-Carr averaged 20 points, five rebounds and five steals per game, guiding her squad to the D-I National League Championship title game. She recently represented Great Britain in the U20 European Championship in Albena, Bulgaria, helping her country win two games. Emanuel-Carr intends to major in philosophy.
“Melita (Emanuel-Carr) is a true point guard with strong leadership skills,” said Miller. “She is explosive off the bounce and has the ability to get the ball to the rim and finish through contact. She is an outstanding defender and will fit well into our defensive game plan.”
Johnson comes to UIC after helping Louisburg cut down the nets at the NJCAA D-II National Championship last season. She was also named to the Louisburg Honor Roll after her first semester on campus. During her prep career, Johnson competed for Von Steuben High School and guided the squad to two conference and regional titles. As a member of the Panthers, the Chicago native averaged 16 points and five rebounds per game in 2011-12, ranking as the No. 62 point guard in the country by ESPN’s Hoop Gurlz. Johnson has not yet declared a major.