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2017 Southeast Juco Jamboree


Clockwise from Top Left – East GA Fr. Savanna Walker goes head to head vs FSW So. Sadie Desroches; NWF So. Jade Lewis; Shelton St. So. Cierra Johnson; GHC RS-Fr. Dorian Sharp; GHC RS-Fr. Ozariah Fisher; Central FL So. Marcella Lemark dos Santos; EMCC So.’s Tyeisha Juhan & Kaisah Lucky; Gulf Coast So. Jhileiya Dunlap, RS-So. Kionna Jeter, Fr. Dominique Banks

Albany, GA – One of my favorite events of the year is the Juco Jamboree put on in the beginning of October by Lea Henry at the gym that used to be Darton Junior College.  This year 27 of the best jucos in the southeast participated giving us a good idea of the best teams in the Southeast and some of the top players.

Normally we do a write up of top players, but it’s always fun to do a write-up in a different format so here we go –

Top 5 Teams at the Event (I didn’t see So. GA Tech so despite hearing that they looked good, I can’t include teams I didn’t see) –

Gulf Coast State College – Hard to pick against Gulf Coast, they are back to back NJCAA champs, with a combined 66-3 record the past 2 years and coach Roonie Scovel has an incredible 547-73 lifetime record.  They return 2 of the top players in NJCAA WBB in Jhileiya Dunlap and Shayla Bennett.  Newcomers who will make waves are Kionna Jeter a 5’7 RS-Sophomore who transfered from Coastal Carolina, freshmen post 6’5 Dominique Banks and So. CG Janesha Green from Alabama.

Shelton State – Another team with a stellar track record over the years, Shelton State has been to back to back NJCAA WBB Final 4s.  They return the top player in NJCAA WBB in PG Cierra Johnson who signed with Alabama out of HS and is committed to going back there.  Also returning are key pieces Savannah Reier, a 5’6 CG who gets the most out of her ability and has a feisty demeanor, Margaret Robinson, a tough 6’1 forward who can really shoot the ball and 6’2 post player Ashley Scott.  Add in 5’10 freshmen wing Tiyah Johnson (who must be related to Cierra, they look almost identical) and Shelton has a strong chance to make a 3rd straight appearance in the NJCAA National Tournament.

Northwest Florida State College – NWF looks much improved under 1st year HC Bart Walker who is in his 2nd go around with the Raiders.  They don’t return much but 6’1 G/F So. Jade Lewis is a nice piece to build around.  The newcomers who are the core of the team include Georgia Gayle, a well built Fr. CG from Yorkshire, Great Britian, EKU transfer So. PG Angela Jernigan and 6’2 RS-Fr. post Jaiden McCoy.

Georgia Highlands – Coach Brandan Harrell is essentially starting over this year which isn’t all that uncommon in juco.  So. forward Kateryna Pazzaglia Khomenko from Italy returns and has gotten physically stronger from a year ago.  That said the stars of the team were Ozahria Fisher a RS-Fr. PG transfer from East Arizona and RS-Fr. forward Dorian Sharp, a 6’2 transfer from UNCG.  Fisher has the ball on a string and while she can be a little bit wild at times, she’s very good.  Sharp is a 6’2 kid who can play inside and out.  Her upside is huge.

East Mississippi – Last year I was really excited about EMCC at this event and they had a good season but not as good as I thought they would have.  This year my hopes for what could be for them has been renewed.  Returning Sophomores 5’8 CG Tyeisha Juhan & 5’7 PG Kaisah Lucky are a dynamic backcourt with speed and strength.  They add So. Jordanna Morris a 5’7 SG who looks wild but produces plenty of buckets.  So. Kayla Rogers, a 5’11 forward is all they really have down low, but 5’7 Fr. G Brianna Page helped out rebounding and has a chance to be a nice player.

Top 5 Uncommitted Sophomores –

  1. Marcella Lemark dos Santos – 6’5 Post – Coll. of Central Florida
  2. Kionna Jeter – 5’7 CG – Gulf Coast State College
  3.  Alexandrine Obouh Fegue – 6’3 Post – Eastern Florida
  4.  Jade Lewis – 6’1 SG – Northwest Florida State College
  5. Tyeisha Juhan – 5’8 CG – East Mississippi CC

Top 5 Freshmen –

  1. Georgia Gayle – 5’11 CG – Northwest Florida State College
  2.  Dominique Banks – 6’5 Post – Gulf Coast State College
  3.  Dorian Sharp – 6’3 Forward – Georgia Highlands College
  4.  Ozahria Fisher – 5’6 PG – Georgia Highlands College
  5.  Jaiden McCoy – 6’2 Post – Northwest Florida State

Other Players Worth Keeping An Eye On –

Madison Ervin – So. PG – 5’7 – Cape Fear CC – Transfer from Mars Hill
Andreal Bass – Fr. F – 6’1 – Cape Fear CC
Karena Purnell – So. Post – 6’1 – Bryant & Stratton
Shambria Washington – So. PG – 5’6 – Coll. of Central FL
N’Mya Pierce – Fr. F – 6’1 – Coll. of Central FL
Destiny Arvinger – So. PG – 5’4 – Daytona State College
Jordanna Morris – So. SG – 5’7 – East Mississippi CC
Kaisah Lucky – So. PG – 5’7 – East Mississippi CC
Savanna Walker – Fr. CG – 5’7 – East Georgia
Brianna Lewis – So. PG – 5’3 – Eastern Florida
Latoya Ashman – So. CG – 5’9 – Florida Southwestern
Taylore Gotcher – So. Post – 6’2 – Florida Southwestern
Tina Stephens – Fr. Post – 6’2 – Florida Southwestern
Kateryna Pazzaglia – So. F – 6’1 – Georgia Highlands
Jaleesa Dillard – So. F – 6′ – Georgia Highlands
Anna Stewart – So. SG – 5’9 – Georgia Highlands
Janesha Green – So. CG – 5’6 – Gulf Coast State College
Keshawn Johnson – Fr. F – 6’1 – Gulf Coast State College
Sharajah Collins – Fr. CG – 5’7 – Gulf Coast State College
Leandra Echi – Fr. PG – 5’7 – Northwest Florida State College
Trinity Baptiste – RS-Fr. F – 6’1 – Northwest Florida State College
Angela Jernigan – So. PG – 5’6 – Northwest Florida State College – Transfer from EKU
Nia Johnson – So. SG – 5’7 – Pensacola State College
Tyana Porter – RS-So. Wing – 5’10 – Pensacola State College
Aminat Jubril – RS-So. Post – 6’2 – Pensacola State College
Savannah Reier – So. CG – 5’6 – Shelton State
Tiyah Johnson – Fr. Wing – 5’10 – Shelton State
Margaret Robinson – So. Wing – 6’1 – Shelton State
Dana Echols – So. PG – 5’5 – Shelton State
Ashley Scott – So. Post – 6’2 – Shelton State
Alecia North – Fr. Wing – 5’9 – Southern Union State
Josie Long – Fr. SG – 5’8 – St. Pete College
Joy Sadler – So. F – 5’10 – Wallace State Hanceville


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