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May 29, 2014

South Georgia Tech Lady Jets basketball program signs two players from Michigan

AMERICUS — The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets signed two players from Michigan to letters of intent to play basketball for the 2014–15 season recently, announced Lady Jets head basketball coach James Frey.

The Lady Jets signed Deana Williams, a power forward from Oak Park High School in Detroit Michigan, and Cierra Bond, a 5’ 9” shooting guard from Inkster, Michigan.

Bond stared at Romulus High School in Inkster and played AAU basketball for the Motor City Top Ten. Her senior year, she led Romulus to a 21–5 record while averaging 13.7 points per game and seven rebounds.

Williams averaged 13 points per game and nine rebounds per game as a senior at Oak Park High School.

“We are very excited about these two players joining our program,” said Frey. “Both come from great families and we are looking forward to them being a great addition to our campus as well as our basketball team.

“Cierra is a shooter. She has the potential to be the best in our league. She works extremely hard on her game and it is fun to watch her shoot the basketball,” said Frey. “Deana is a really tough player who has a very good skill set.  She can score in a variety of ways and that versatility will continue to improve at the college level.”

The two players from Michigan will be joining a very successful Lady Jets squad, which is rebuilding after posting its best finish in the history of the program with 30 wins and five losses. The Lady Jets graduated four starters and a total of six players from that team that won the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) regular season as well as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XVII tournament, the NJCAA District J tournament, and earned a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Salina, Kansas. The Lady Jets were seeded ninth in the nation in the NJCAA national tournament and finished in the top 16 in the nation. Frey was named the GCAA Coach of the Year and the NJCAA District J Coach of the Year.

Williams and Bond are the seventh and eighth new recruits signed this season. They join Alexis Armstrong, a transfer from Lander University, Brittany Delva, a 5’7” point guard from Tallahassee, Molly Brown from Douglasville, Estelle Eduardo from Lyon, France, a 5’9” shooting guard; as well as Shaquoia “Coco” Crockett, a point guard from Hinesville, and Asia Smith, a power forward from Wilkinson County High School in Irwinton.

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