Franklin County hoop star signs with Ole Miss Lady Rebels

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 4, 2001

Friday, May 04, 2001

The Natchez Democrat

Carletta Brown, a 5-4 point guard from Franklin County High

School became the first major Division I basketball signee in

school history on Wednesday when she signed a national letter

of intent to play for the Ole Miss Lady Rebels.

According to Franklin County head coach Albert Cain, Brown

averaged 25 points, 5.6 assists and 5.3 steals as a senior. She

also led her AAU team to consecutive state championships.

She was just as impressive off the court. She boasts the second

highest GPA (3.98) in her class at Franklin County, and has been

named Miss Franklin County High School, Most Likely to Succeed

and 2000 Homecoming Queen by her peers.

&uot;Carletta is a very talented point guard,&uot; Ole Miss

head coach Ron Aldy said. &uot;Not only is she an exceptional

athlete, but an outstanding person. Even more impressive than

her basketball talents is the fact she was named Salutatorian

of her class. She has a long list of honors both on and off the

court. Carletta is a special player who will be an asset to our

program.&uot;