November 16, 2015
Hokies add two for 2016-17
Tech signs Parker and Kinder to NLIs

BLACKSBURG – Virginia Tech head women’s basketball coach Dennis Wolff announced Monday the signing of Genesis Parker and Kaela Kinder to National Letters of Intent for the 2016-17 season.

Kaela Kinder
5-10, Shooting Guard
Christ the King Regional
Inwood, New York
New York City Heat

Prior to Virginia Tech: Tabbed a three-star recruit by ESPN HoopGurlz and ranked 25th among guards … Was an All-Queens First Team Selection … Helped team to the CHSAA Brooklyn/Queens Division I Crown and the State Federation … Varsity Diocesan Champs.

Personal: Kaela A. Kinder … Born Sept. 7, 1998 … Daughter of John and Juanita Kinder … Has two siblings, Niavona and John Jr. … Brother was a quarterback as an undergrad at Syracuse (earned ACC Top 6 for Service honors) and as a grad at SUNY Stony Brook after being named the New York State Player of the Year.

Wolff on Kinder: “Kaela is a versatile two guard. She plays on a very good high school team and has shown what an excellent defender she is. Throughout her career, Kaela has continued to improve as an offensive player.”

Genesis Parker
5-9, Combo Guard
Stonewall Jackson
Bristow, Virginia
Boo Williams Richmond

Prior to Virginia Tech: A four-star recruit, ranked 62nd overall in the class of 2016 and 18th among guards by ESPN HoopGurlz … Helped team to the North Virginia 6A title in 2014 and was named to the All-Tournament team … Team was the VHSL State 6A Runner-Up in 2014 … Was the Region 6A Conference 8 Honorable Mention in 2014 and followed up with Most Valuable Player honors in 2015 … Earned Washington Post Honorable Mention in 2014 and was an All-Metropolitan Player in 2015 … Named the 2014 Tina Thomas She Got Game Most Valuable Player … Was the Beast of the East Bracket Most Valuable Player and the Art Turner Memorial Tip Off Showcase Player of the Game.

Personal: Genesis C. Parker … Born July 24, 1998 … Daughter of Carleton and Telisha Parker … Has two siblings, Carleton and Selah.

Wolff on Parker: “Genesis is a talented combo guard. Her quickness is very good and she has great athletic ability. One of the things that has stood out me is her terrific ability to get past her man.”

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