POPLARVILLE, Miss. — The Pearl River women's basketball team added some needed size and versatility to its guard position with the recent addition of JUCO transfer Khrystallyn Harkless.
The former Forest High standout joins PRCC's squad after spending the 2019-20 season at Pensacola State College.
"We are excited to welcome Khrystallyn, her mother, and extended family to the Wildcat family," Pearl River coach Scotty Fletcher said. "We expect her to make a great impact in our community, on campus, and within our program."
Harkless is joining an incoming recruiting class that already includes Louisiana standouts Brandy Scott of Hammond, La., Jai'Breon Brown of White Castle, La. and Booker T. Washington's Ra'Nae Tumblin. In-state signees include Terry's Bryanna Taylor, Biloxi's Marcavia Shavers, Pearl's Keshunti Nichols, Puckett's Alliyah Gray and Meridian's Tymesha Reed.
"Anytime you can add a player of her caliber and versatility to your program, it's a great sign," Fletcher said. "She understands the daily grind that is expected as a student athlete. She gained valuable experience playing in a very tough Panhandle conference which is host to some of the top teams in the country.
"She reminds me of former Wildcat, Charisma Walker due to her size and length. She rebounds the ball well on both ends of the floor and her versatility on the offensive end is another strong suit to her game."
Harkless appeared in 28 games for the Pirates, averaging 2.8 points per game. She scored a total of 78 points on the year, with a season-high of 10 coming against Bossier Parish.
She also averaged 3.8 rebounds per game with a season-high 11 coming in a thrilling 60-59 win over nationally ranked Chipola College.
Prior to playing at Pensacola, Harkless was a standout at Forest. She lettered four years and was a three-year starter. As a senior, Harkless was named All-District, All-State and All-Tournament. She also ran track.
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