Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. was proud to get a commitment from a player down in the southern part of the country. Chasity Pope, a 6’0” left-hand post player from Opelika, Alabama, has signed her national letter of intent to continue her basketball career at Dawson Community College. She played and graduated in 2016 for Beauregard High School in the state’s Class 5A division.
At Beauregard HS, Chasity averaged 11 ppg, 12 rpg, 3 bpg, 2 apg as well as shooting 72% from the free throw line. Since her freshman year, she has been on the varsity team and has played 3 years of AAU travel ball. She also participated in the Alabama vs. Georgia All-Star game in 2016. Not only was Chasity a basketball talent, she also was notable for a 3rd place state finish in the discus event in track and field throwing 95’10”. Chasity was also inducted into the National Honor Society.
Chasity got connected to Coach Lagmay through his southern connections when coaching at the NAIA level in Alabama, “I was fortunate to reach out to an AAU coach I have known for a quite a while when I was coaching in the south. Chasity played for the Auburn Storm under Coach Tron Heard. He told me she was unhappy at her current school, and was looking for a place more suitable for her future goals. Once I found out she was a post player, I quickly established correspondence with her as we were in much need of another post presence. I have seen her highlight game film from high school and I was able to evaluate her with an individual workout. She will give us a tough, physical inside presence. Chasity is able to step out, face up and knock down the mid-range shot as well. Her goal-oriented, ambitious attitude and approach is the type of mentality we definitely can use in our program.”
A very excited Chasity Pope said, “I chose Dawson because they seem to have a good program. I think it will be a good experience and it will give me a chance for exposure. Being at Dawson will prepare me and help me grow not only as an athlete, but also as a young woman mostly because it’s so far from where I call home.”
Chasity will be transferring to DCC from Alabama A&M University, and will be considered a sophomore academically and a freshman athletically.