TeTe Maggett

TeTe Maggett signed her national letter of intent to transfer to Illinois State.

Illinois State women’s basketball head coach Kristen Gillespie has used one of her three scholarships for the upcoming season.

Ladellia “TeTe” Maggett signed her national letter of intent to transfer from Vincennes University to ISU and will have two years of eligibility, Gillespie announced Monday.

“TeTe is going to give us a lot of versatility on our perimeter. She is a scoring point guard with tremendous vision,” Gillespie said.

Maggett finished in the top 15 of each category in the NJCAA Division I with an average of 20 points, six assists, and four steals per game last season. 

“Her ability to create shots for herself and others will be invaluable for our program,” Gillespie said.

She led Vincennes to a 25-7 record and earned second-team junior college All-American honors last season.

Maggett will join fellow point guard Paige Saylor, who led the MVC in minutes per game (37.9), which should allow more rest for Saylor. However, Gillespie believes that both will be on the court at the same time.

The North Chicago, Ill. native also fielded offers from Memphis and former MVC foe Wichita State.

Maggett is a graduate of Zion-Benton High School, the same school that Redbirds men’s basketball player Milik Yarbrough graduated from.

Gillespie still has two more scholarships on the table, which she could sit on, or dish out, if the right opportunity comes along.

Maggett joins five incoming freshman for the 2018-19 season: Kayel Newland, Ally Gietzel, Lexy Koudelka, Anya Brooks, and Mary Crompton.

KADE HEATHER is Sports Editor for The Vidette. He can be contacted at vidette_kfheat1@ilstu.edu. Follow him on Twitter at @kade_heather

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