Dawson Community College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Romeo Lagmay, Jr. added his first frontline player in Mekhi Peoples. Coach Lagmay was able to view her game film after receiving a tip from another coach saying she was a tough player that can cause some problems for her opponents.
Mekhi is a 6’0 post hailing from Denver, Colorado and played for George Washington High School under Head Girl’s Basketball Coach Keith Lyons. George Washington competes in the Denver Prep League in the 4A Division of the Colorado State High School Activities Association.
Coach Lyons highly regards Mekhi saying, “Dawson CC is not only getting a student athlete, but a person of high character who is ambitious and motivated to be the best she can be. At George Washington, she was the best athlete in the school lettering and excelling in multiple sports. Mekhi is also a leader off the court and was a member of many school organizations and leadership groups. Most recently, she went to Tijuana, Mexico for a week to help build homes for disadvantaged families which is a perfect example of the type of person that is coming to your college. Mekhi is a superior athlete who can guard all 5 positions on the court and is a relentless rebounder.”
Mekhi was named 1st Team All-Conference averaging 10 points and 11 rebounds. Coach Lagmay believes Mekhi will make an immediate presence. “Mekhi’s athletic ability is very attractive. She can jump, run and defend well on the court. Though undersized at times in defending the post, she is not afraid to get physical and bang with the best of them. I was really sold on her ability to set high quality screens on and off the ball. After competing in one of the toughest leagues in the state, I don’t question her competitiveness when it comes to wanting to win ball games. I’m really impressed with Mekhi as well because she seems to be a down to earth individual as she displays her humility by being heavily active in giving back and getting involved in community outreach functions and activities. Glendive is the type of community where it is all one big family, and she will enjoy that,” said Coach Lagmay.
A no-brainer for Mekhi, she commented on her signing by saying, “Have you ever had one of those things that just felt right? You’re stuck between A and B, and A is rubbing you the right way. Well, that’s what Dawson does for me. It just wasn’t about the scholarship dollars (jokingly), but in all seriousness, Dawson just felt right.”