Scouting Report: VCU vs. East Carolina University

Illustration by Killian Goodale-Porter.


VCU women’s basketball will face East Carolina University at the Siegel Center on Tuesday, Nov. 14. 

The CT Sports staff chose their notable players for this upcoming matchup.

Bersabeh Kemaw, Staff Writer

Sarah Te-Biasu – The 5-foot-5-inch guard is a senior at VCU and a key player for the Rams. She played in all 28 games her sophomore season and started in 26 of them, according to VCU Athletics. Te-Biasu was selected for the All-Atlantic 10 rookie team her freshman year and was selected for the All-Atlantic 10 third team her sophomore year, according to VCU Athletics. She finished her sophomore season with an average of 12.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game, according to VCU Athletics. She led her team in three-point percentages in both her freshman and sophomore years at VCU, according to VCU Athletics.

Ben Rekosh, Contributing Writer

Mykel Parham – VCU graduate forward Mykel Parham started in 17 of the 21 games that she played for the Rams in 2022-23, averaging just over three points per game and making only 40% of her field goal attempts, according to VCU Athletics. Chosen as the student-athlete representative to accompany coach O’Boyle to A10 Media Day, Parham told the Couch Coach Live Show about the specific skill and work ethic that she’s seen from the team and the excitement around the season. Parham, who is in her fifth year in college and third at VCU, only played two games in 2021 due to suffering a season-ending injury, according to VCU Athletics. As the thirteenth seed, the Rams played the twelfth-seeded Dayton Flyers in the A-10 tournament and lost 61 to 67; Parham amassed 10 rebounds, two points, an assist, and three steals in 31 minutes, according to VCU Athletics

Fiona Brown-John, Contributing Writer 

Danae McNeal – This 6-foot graduate student has been playing for East Carolina University for three years as a guard and leads the team with an average of 31 minutes played per game, according to ECU Athletics. In her senior season, she played in and started all 33 games and averaged 17 points per game, according to ECU Athletics. Last season, McNeal had 21 blocks and 97 steals with a free throw percentage of over 80, according to ECU Athletics. She also had 100 rebounds and 49 assists to aid her team, according to ECU Athletics. McNeal has been recognized as the AAC’s “Preseason Player of the Year” with unanimous selection, according to ECU Athletics.

Erica Simpson, Contributing Writer 

Amiya Joyner – 6-foot-2-inch sophomore forward Amiya Joyner appeared in 31 games with 23 starts during the 2022-23 season, according to ECU Athletics. Her freshman year Joyner obtained eight AAC Freshman of the Week honors, the most ever in conference play, according to ECU Athletics. In a previous game against Tulsa, Joyner had a total of 16 rebounds, the most by an ECU player since 2016, according to ECU Athletics. She finished her freshman year in the top 10 bracket for freshman points, blocks assists, and minutes, and top 10 in rebounds and blocks overall, according to ECU Athletics. Along with her teammate, Danae McNeal, Joyner was recently recognized as one of five Preseason All-Conference First Team players, according to ECU Athletics.

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