ELON, N.C. – Elon women’s basketball head coach Charlotte Smith has announced the addition of 6-0 forward Meme Garner (Siler City, N.C./Jordan-Matthews) to the Phoenix program. A transfer from Charlotte, Garner will sit out the 2015-16 season while serving her year-in-residence requirement per NCAA regulations.
In two seasons with the 49ers, Garner played in 18 games and averaged 3.6 minutes per game. She tallied a career-high seven points off 2-of-3 field goals and 3-of-4 free throws to go along with a career-best five rebounds against Marshall in 2014.
While a four-year starter Jordan-Matthews, she became the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,210 points. Garner averaged 18.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game as a senior and was named NCPreps.com 2A state Player of the Year, the Mid-State Conference Player of the Year and the District 8 Player of the Year in 2013. She led her high school to a 31-0 record and a 2A state championship, the first in program history, as a junior in 2012. That season she was named the state tournament MVP (Kay Yow Player of the Game) honors after scoring 22 points, grabbing eight rebounds and blocking two shots.
Mylia Gabrielle Caressa Garner (Meme) is the daughter of Henry and Brenda Garner.