South Georgia Tech’s Desiree Corbin chosen to play in NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association All-Star weekend

Published 12:47 pm Sunday, July 24, 2016


NICEVILLE, Fla. – South Georgia Technical College’s Lady Jets rising sophomore, Desiree Corbin, has been selected to participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association All-Star Weekend in Niceville, FL, July 21-24 announced SGTC Athletic Director and Lady Jets Head Coach, James Frey, recently announced. Another Lady Jet rising sophomore, La’Deja, James has been selected as an alternate for the event.
Only the top-40 NJCAA rising sophomore women basketball players were invited to participate in the All-Star games, which will feature over 100 NCAA coaches in attendance.  All participants will attend the NJCAA Hall of Fame Banquet, participate in position workouts and team practices and four different games over the weekend.
Desiree Corbin, is a 6’ 2” post player from Griffin, who transferred to SGTC from Darton College. She was the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) freshman player of the year for Darton last season and averaged 9.5 points per game and shot 51.5 percent from the field.  She also had a 58.2 percent successful free-throw percentage and averaged 5.8 rebounds per game.
“This is an excellent opportunity for rising sophomores to showcase their talent and skills to Division I coaches,” said Frey. “Desiree Corbin has certainly earned this distinction and I feel honored to have a player and an alternate selected and invited to participate.”
Corbin is the fifth Lady Jet to participate in the NJCAA All-Star event in the past four years. Last season, Lady Jets rising sophomore, Molly Brown, from Douglasville, attended and was selected as the first recipient of the new NJCAA 3-D award named for the late Patrick Harrington, former head coach of the Northwest Florida State Lady Raiders women’s basketball team.
Brown, along with Cierra Bond, represented SGTC at the All-Star Weekend in 2015 and both have signed to play with NCAA teams for their junior and senior seasons. In 2014, TaQuandra Mike, who is now a senior at Wichita State, represented the Lady Jets and, in 2013, Nikkei Blackburn was selected from SGTC for that honor.