Sharks Add Pair of Commitments

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Nova Southeastern Women’s Basketball welcomes the addition of two signees, Suzan Kinran and Mackenzie Steele, as the pair has committed to the Sharks program, announced Head Coach LeAnn Freeland-Curry.  

Kinran, a native of Istanbul, Turkey, transfers to NSU from UC-Riverside. Kinran red-shirted during the 2021-22 season, and appeared in 11 games, shooting 48% from beyond the arc, and averaged 14 minutes-per-game.  

“Suzan is a highly competitive, tough-minded player with great skill and size. When we watched Suzan on film, we were immediately impressed by her overall skill set and three-point shot,” stated Freeland-Curry. “She can be a game-changer on both ends of the floor. We are excited to see how well she fits into our system and expect her to evolve over the next four years.” 

Kinran, upon enrollment, is expected to pursue a degree in Communications from Nova Southeastern.  

Steele, a graduate transfer from Florida Southern, joins the Sharks after another successful campaign for the Moccasins. During the 2021-22 season, Steele started 24 games for FSC, averaging 9.2 points, 1.5 rebounds and 1.4 assists, over 29 minutes per game. In 2020-21, Steele earned second-team All-Sunshine State Conference honors, averaging 16.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game, while shooting 37% from three-point range.  

“After competing against Mackenzie for four years, we are excited she is joining our program,” said Freeland-Curry. “She is a very skilled, consistent and competitive player, who is a great fit for our system. Offensively, she is one of the best three-point shooters in our league, runs the floor well, and makes easy, sharp passes.” 

Steele obtained her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science from Florida Southern and will be pursuing her graduate degree in Nutrition at Nova Southeastern.  

To stay up-to-date on Sharks Women’s Basketball, be sure to visit the team page and follow on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_WBasketball.  

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