There was certainly some buzz with Winston-Salem State’s men’s basketball team in terms of the recruits its landed for this coming season.

But that same kind of buzz has transferred over to the WSSU women’s basketball program and Coach L’Tona Lamonte.

Three high-school players – Tyliah Burns, Kennedi Simmons and Taniah Wilkins – signed with the Rams back in November.

What bodes well for Lamonte and the Rams is that Burns and Simmons were each named player of the years for their local newspapers. Burns was recently named the South Carolina Player of the Year by the Augusta Chronicle and Simmons was earlier named the player of the year by the Greensboro News & Record.

“The interesting thing is that Tania was named the Spartanburg (S.C.) newspaper’s player of the year last season as a junior,” Lamonte said about her three high-school signees.

Burns, a 5-foot-7 guard from North Augusta High School in North Augusta, South Carolina, averaged 15.8 points and five rebounds per game and was an All-State selection. Read the entire article.