Courtesy: Tim Fitzgerald/CMU Athletics
Guevara Inks Five During Early Signing Period

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. – Central Michigan women’s basketball coach Sue Guevara announced the addition of five student athletes as a part of National Signing Day Wednesday.

Cassandra Breen (Dearborn, Mich./Woodhaven), Amani Corley (New Albany, MI/Southgate), Karlie Herrington (Saginaw, Mich./Hemlock), Tinara Moore (Detroit, Mich./Southgate) and Aleah Swary (Fort Wayne, Ind./Northrop) will join the Chippewas for the 2014-15 season.

 “We lose five players after this season, so it was important for us to address the needs of our program,” Guevara said. “This is a big class in terms of not only quantity, but the players’ size. They are all players that can penetrate, get to the basket and shoot the three. All five players fit our style because they can get up and down the floor and understand what we are trying to accomplish.” 

Complete bios of all five student-athletes are below.

 

Cassandra Breen
5-10 • G/F
Dearborn, Mich. • Woodhaven HS

High School:
Averaged 14.4 points, 5.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals as a junior to earn Detroit News All-State honorable mention honors … also earned Detroit Free Press All-Area honorable mention honors … three-time News Herald All-Area selection … led team to back-to-back league and district championships … named team captain for 2012-13 season … plays AAU basketball for Adidas Top Ten under coach Dwayne Scott … also played for Lake Erie Lightning (2005-07) and Great Lakes Thunder (2008-10) … chose CMU over Eastern Michigan, Oakland, Niagara, Akron, Florida Atlantic and Cincinnati.

Coach Guevara says: “Cassie is a very, very hard worker. She has a really nice jump shot and has developed her three-point shot. As we lose players like Niki DiGuilio, Jordan LaDuke and Kylie Welch, Cassie is a versatile guard that can fill some of those roles. Her size and ability to handle the ball will allow her to adjust to the college game. She’s a very well-rounded kid, a good student and was her school’s homecoming queen.” 

 

   
 

Amani Corley
5-8 • G
Southgate, Mich./Southgate Anderson HS

High School:
Has tallied career totals of 754 points, 263 rebounds, 202 assists and 131 steals entering senior season … 2012 News Herald First-Team All Downriver … led team to 2012 District Championship … helped squad win league championship as a freshman … rated No. 93 senior prospect by Midwest Girls Basketball Reporting ... plays AAU basketball for Adidas Top Ten under coach Dwayne Scott … chose CMU over Toledo and Akron.

Coach Guevara says: “Amani is a lefty that is a big guard. Physically, she will remind people of Brandie Baker. She is a big, strong guard that can get to the basket and is a very good downhill attacker. She finishes at the basket very well and can shoot the three ball very well.”

   
 

Karli Herrington
6-3 • F
Saginaw, Mich. • Hemlock HS

High School:
Set single season school records with 324 rebounds and 91 blocked shots as a junior … averaged 19 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks per game to earn First-Team All-State in Class C … named to Midland Daily News and Saginaw News dream teams … named team’s Most Valuable Player as a sophomore and junior … three-year member of Hemlock varsity team, including freshman year when team reached the Class B Final Four … rated as No. 41 senior prospect by Midwest Girls Basketball Reporting … plays AAU basketball for Midland Fastbreak under coach Mark Juengel … chose CMU over Michigan, Wisconsin-Green Bay, Bowling Green, Oakland, Valparaiso, Toledo and Indiana State.

Coach Guevara says: “Karli is one of those players that is really more of a guard than a forward. She can shoot the three and does a good job of getting the rebound and putting it on the floor herself to lead the break. Her best days are ahead of her once we are able to get her in the weight room. She is going to be a game changer for us defensively because she is long and has a great ability to block shots.” 

   
 

Tinara Moore
6-4 • C
Detroit, Mich. • Southgate Anderson HS
High School:
Two-year varsity starter that has totaled 455 points, 396 rebounds, 144 blocked shots, 37 steals and 31 assists … 2012 News Herald First-Team All Downriver … helped lead Southgate Anderson to a 2012 league championship … rated No. 63 senior prospect by Midwest Girls Basketball Reporting … plays AAU basketball for Michigan Crossover under coach Ernez Oliver … chose CMU over Eastern Michigan, Denver, Toledo, Marquette, Oklahoma State, Memphis, Buffalo, Kent State and Kansas State.

Coach Guevara says: “Difference maker defensively in the middle. She is the tallest kid we have brought in in my tenure. She doesn’t have the bulk quite yet, but once we can get her in the weight room she will get stronger. Very athletic player who can jump and blocks shots very well. She and Amani [Corley] know each other very well and we can really utilize during their time here.”

   
 

Aleah Swary
5-10 • G
Fort Wayne, Ind. • Northrop HS

High School:
2013 IBCA All-State honorable mention selection … three-time First-Team All-SAC … three-time team MVP … has led Northrop in points, rebounds and steals each of her three seasons on varsity … averaged 17.7 points, 9.0 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 2.0 blocks per game as a junior … rated No. 79 senior prospect by Midwest Girls Basketball Reporting … plays AAU basketball for Gym Rats under coach Greg Friend … chose CMU over Saint Bonaventure and Toledo.

Coach Guevara says: “Aleah reminds of a smaller version of Taylor Johnson. She is a very physical player and is on the floor for every loose ball she can get. Aleah is a strong kid that uses her strength to get to the basket effectively as a guard.”

   
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