Desiree Drayton(Dudley HS) inks with Charlotte 49ers

from David Scott at

The Charlotte 49ers’ women’s basketball program signed four players today, including the sister of men’s player Shamari Spears

Olivia Rankin, a 6-foot-2 forward from Salisbury, joins guard Desiree Drayton of Greensboro Dudley, guard Hillary Sigmon from Hickory and Salisbury guard Ayanna Holmes as coach Karen Aston’s recruiting class of 2011.

Drayton(Dudley High School), who verbally committed to the 49ers early in her junior season, has scored more than 700 points in her career and helped Dudley to a state title as a sophomore.

CLICK HERE to see all on Drayton and the Charlotte 49ers’ womens basketball team from David Scott…..


  1. Go DEZ! I’m so proud of you and your accomplishments. What is momma gonna do now that her baby is leaving? (PARTY!!!) lol

  2. Congrats to all of the Dudley girls that have received scholarships. I have enjoyed watching them over the years. They bring a level of intensity to the defensive end that cannot be matched. I saw them win the state championship 2 years ago and they truly played as a team. Good Luck at the next level.

  3. Congratulations to Dez on becoming a 49er! I know Coach Aston was high on you from the first time she saw you play. Niner Nation expects big things on the court from you in the future. Go Niners!

  4. Cheryl:
    And what a journey it’s been.

    Thank you. Absolutely don’t have a clue yet. I’m gonna need study notes.

    Tom: Thank you.

    Mr. Robertson:
    Nice meeting you and the wife. Be seeing again soon. Standing up to the challenge.

  5. Dez we are so proud of you. It has been an honor to see you play these last few years. I look forward to see you play in college. And mom, get ready. Once she leaves, she will never be the same. Get used to being left out! lol

  6. OMG!!! Desiree…I am soooo happy for you. I am ever happier that you are close to home and we can come see you play. You were always one of my favorite players and an awesome young lady. We love you and wish you so much success!! Tonya, Chuck, Imani & Miles

  7. Congratulations DEZ!!! We are sooo proud of you!! Keep up the good work!
    Stay in touch with your little sister!

  8. Congratulations Dez!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Words can’t describe you just to meet you is a pleasure. I wish you good luck. Having the pleasure of watching you play since 9. You will always be my DEZI-D.

    Hard work does payoff.

    Tiffeney, Brittany, Hannah, Brandon and James

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