Gerlich adds three players for 2023-24

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LUBBOCK, Texas – Texas Tech Lady Raider Head Coach Krista Gerlich announced the addition of three new Lady Raiders as Loghan Johnson, Achol Magot and Kelly Mora have all signed national letters of intent and will enroll at Texas Tech ahead of the 2023-24 season.

A native of Houston, Johnson will join the Lady Raider program after a hugely successful career in both high school and the AAU. Considered a consensus four-star product and included in ESPNW’s Top 100 Prospects in the Class of 2023, Johnson plays for Ryan Bickham at Houston Christian Academy.

The TABC private big-school player of the year and Southwest Prep Conference first-team selection, Johnson averaged 19 points per game in 2021-22, leading the Mustangs to a perfect 33-0 record and an SPC title.

During the AAU Summer Circuit, Johnson teamed up with her future teammate (Mora) to help lead CY Fair Elite to the 2022 Nike EYBL National Championship.

Tech’s second signing, Magot, plays for Vincent Lombardi at Southern Arizona Prep. Magot averaged 13 points, 13 rebounds and 4 blocks per game in 2021-22. Standing at six-foot-seven, Magot scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds against East Valley Athletes for Christ and had 12 points and 11 rebounds against Dream City Christian Open.

The third and final Lady Raiders signer, Mora, is a local product of nearby Monterey High School. In 2021-22, Mora helped lead Monterey to a 30-9 record and an appearance in the Region I-5A tournament.

A 6-foot-2 center, Mora averaged 20.4 points, grabbed 14.2 rebounds and added 4.3 blocked shots. The Lubbock native was named to the Lone Star college super team and was named an all-region selection by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.


Johnson, Magot and Mora will all enroll at Texas Tech before the 2023-24 academic year.



COACH SPEAKS HC KRISTA GERLICH:

ON JOHNSON:
“Logan Johnson is a competitor. I love watching her play and the way she competes at such a high level. She’s such an aggressive player who can get to the edge at any time. She finishes well on contact and can hit the three balls. She loves defending the opposition’s best player and I love her commitment to both ends of the court. Logan is going to help our defensive mentality so much, and she’s just a winner. She’s an aggressive, strong and confident player who will help us take a program to the next level.”



ON MORA:
“Kelly Mora is going to be a great player for us. She’s a real utility player and her versatility is going to be a huge strength. She can get the ball low and has great touch and footwork around the basket. Kelly has really good hands and can run the floor and finish around the basket on contact. I really like that she can extend behind the 3-point line and hit the 3-point shot consistently. She’s a 15 bucket feet and in. She has a great jumper and will be really deadly for us at the high post. Her game will continue to grow. The fact that she is so strong and loves being at home and being a Lady Raider is great She’s going to be a fan favorite and I can’t wait to train her.”

ON MAGOT:
“Achol has potential that’s beyond the ceiling. She’s got a really big frame and good hands. I love that she’s left-handed and has such good touch around the basket. She’s going to be able to bounce the ball for us keep it high and finish on contact She is mobile for her size and can run the floor She has great energy and is a great team player I’m super excited to add a presence to inside and someone who’s really going to be able to develop her and expand her game outside of the paint over her four years in Lubbock. I really like that she has such good hands and that she can finish so hard. I’m so excited to train him.

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