BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – UAB head women’s basketball coach Randy Norton announced the addition of Alabama transfer Trista Magee to the UAB roster on Thursday.
“Trista is a high character individual that brings a wealth of talent and experience to our team,” said Norton. “She is a long, athletic wing with the ability to play multiple positions. She also features an outstanding basketball IQ and we are very excited about adding her to the UAB women’s basketball family.”
In high school, the 6-foot-1 wing garnered Clarion-Ledger MS Preps Best of Girls' Basketball Player of the Year honors and was a McDonald's All-American nominee. Adding to her accolades, Magee was named USA Today’s ALL-USA Player of the Year for Mississippi. She was also a three-time member of the Clarion-Ledger Dandy Dozen Team.
Magee, who played for Presbyterian Christian, is their all-time leading scorer with over 3,000 points for her career. She averaged 19.4 points and 11.0 rebounds as a senior and 22.3 points and 10.0 rebounds as a junior.
As a junior, was named Player of the Year by Pine Belt Sports, the Hattiesburg American and the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools. She also guided her team to a win in the 2014 state championship and led them back to the final game in 2015. played AAU basketball with the Alabama Southern Starz under coach Doug Bush.
As a freshman in 2015-16, Magee saw action in 19 games, missing the final eight due to injury. The Ellisville, Miss., native averaged 2.0 points and 1.4 rebounds per contest. Magee made her collegiate debut in Nov. 2015 against Georgia State, scoring three points, reeling in four boards and swiping two steals in 17 minutes of action.
Magee also scored about Middle Tennessee, North Florida, Georgia Tech, Grambling State and LSU and dropped a career-best nine points against UT Martin.
Born September 5, 1996, Magee is the daughter of Tommy and Gwen Magee. Coming from a very athletic family, Magee has one brother, Johnny Milling, and one sister, Katye, who both played collegiate sports.