South Georgia Tech’s Lady Jets Dizeko and Gassama chosen to play in NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association All-Star weekend, July 20th – 23rd
Published 8:23 pm Friday, May 20, 2022
From Staff Reports
AMERICUS – South Georgia Technical College’s Lady Jets rising sophomores Alexia Dizeko and Fanta Gassama have been selected to participate in the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) Women’s Basketball Coaches’ Association All-Star Weekend at Clayton State University in Atlanta, GA, July 20th – 23rd, announced South Georgia Technical College Athletic Director and Lady Jets head Coach James Frey.
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. This is the only NJCAA certified women’s JUCO event in America.
Alexia Dizeko, a 5’ 11” forward from Sion, Switzerland, averaged 14 points per game and eight rebounds for the Lady Jets as a freshman. She was a second team NJCAA All-American and was a Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) second team All-American. She was selected as the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) Freshman of the Year for 2021 – 2022 and a GCAA first team All-Region nomination.
Joining Dizeko at the NJCAA Women’s Basketball All-Star tournament was her teammate Fanta Gassama from Mataro, Spain. The 6’ 1” center averaged 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Lady Jets during her freshman season. She was selected as an NJCAA and WBCA Honorable Mention All-American. The GCAA also listed her as a first-team All-Region player as a freshman.
The Lady Jets finished the season 27 – 7 and earned a 9th at-large seed to the NJCAA National Tournament. This was the Lady Jets sixth consecutive trip to the Nationals and ninth overall. It was the eighth time that head coach James Frey has taken his team to the National Tournament.
“This is an excellent opportunity for rising sophomores to showcase their talent and skills to Division I coaches,” said South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets head coach James Frey. “Both Alexia Dizeko and Fanta Gassama have certainly earned this distinction and I feel honored to have two players selected and invited to participate.”