BRISTOL, Tenn. – King University head women's basketball coach Josh Thompson has rounded out is recruiting class with the signing of three student-athletes. Arnelle Collins and Allison Littleton and Elizabeth Jonson all inked National Letters of Intent to play for the Tornado, joining Madison Davis who signed last fall.
"We are excited about our 2014 class," Thompson said. "We have added great depth at our guard positions and we have brought in four very good students. I'm anxious to see how this class will develop and help us reach our goals over the next four years."
Collins will don the Scarlet and Navy after playing for Theodore Whitney at Freedom High School in South Riding, Virginia. During her senior year with the Eagles, she averaged 16.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 4.0 steals per game. She became Freedom's third player to eclipse the 1,000 point mark, and was named 2014 Co-Player of the Year by Viva Loudoun. Last season, Collins garnered first team All-District and second team All-Regional honors while being named honorable mention All-Metro Area. She was the Eagles' leading scorer each of her final two seasons at Freedom. Collins also participated in track and field and soccer, leading the Eagles to their first-ever district championship as she earned All-District honors after leading the team in scoring. In track and field, her 4x100 meter relay team qualified for state. She was named to the honor roll each of her final three years at Freedom. In the offseason she trains with coach Willie Diggs at the Willie Diggs Basketball Academy.
Littleton is no stranger to King basketball as her coaches at Daniel Boone High School, Travis and Missey Mains both played at King. She helped the Trailblazers to a 19-14 record in 2013-14. The Gray, Tennessee native earned second team All-Big 7 Conference in her final two years at Daniel Boone while averaging 10.0 points, 4.0 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game in her senior campaign. In her career, Littleton poured in 864 points, grabbed 256 rebounds, dished out 320 assists and registered 240 steals.
Johnson comes to King from Lebanon, Virginia after helping Lebanon High School to a 16-7 record last season under head coach Rex Parker. During the 2011-12 season, Johnson earned All-District honors, and in 2013 she was named all-tournament. In her career, she scored 739 points, snared 396 rebounds, handed out 365 assists and registered 247 steals.
This trio joins Davis who signed with the Tornado last fall. In her senior season at Webb School of Knoxville she led the Spartans to a 30-4 record and the Division II state championship under Shelly Collier. In 2013-14 she earned All-District, All-Region and All-State honors while being named to the all-tournament teams at the district and regional tournaments. During her senior season she averaged 11.0 points, 7.0 points and 4.0 assists per game. In her career, Davis poured in 957 points while grabbing 887 rebounds and dishing out 412 assists.