HOUSTON – HBU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Donna Finnie announced the signing of Quincy Erickson, a transfer guard from Mineral Area College, on Tuesday afternoon.
The Washington, Missouri native played for head coach Briley Palmer when she was at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Missouri. She started 12 of the 32 games she appeared in with the Cardinals. She shot 45.2% from the field, 20% from three-point range and 75% from the charity strip, while averaging 11 points, five boards and one steal per game. While at the MAC, she earned first-team all-region honors and was named an Academic All-American.
“We are thrilled to see Quincy announce their commitment to HBU! Coach Finnie and the staff have been great in this recruiting process and we know Quincy is a perfect fit for them,” Palmer said. “Quincy brings energy and hard work to HBU and our MAC family will be truly missed here. Good luck to Quincy and the HBU women’s basketball team this season!”
Erickson attended Hermann High School and played for head coach Andrew Emmons. She improved in each of her four seasons, averaging 5.2 points per game as a freshman, 10 points as a sophomore, 15 points as a junior, and 16.7 points as a senior. She was a dual-sport athlete, having been named to the All-Conference track and field team. She was named to the honor roll every four years and finished in the top 15 of her class.
Erickson was born to father Shawn Erickson and mother Eva Erickson. Eva played college basketball at Arkansas State University and played professionally overseas in Israel and Portugal. Quincy has a brother, his brother Schuler.
“I trust my instincts, and seeing Quincy the first time, I knew she would do so well on the floor with us. She’s so versatile, a bigger guard who can post and rebounds really well,” said Finnie. “I see her fitting into our offense very well. More than that, I was struck by her love for basketball. It’s so underrated now, but her passion for the game was so evident during part of our recruiting process. Glad Quincy chose to be a Husky!”