Lady Jags add to basketball roster

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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Augusta State women’s basketball head coach Tes Sobomehin announced two additions to the Lady Jaguar women’s basketball program on Tuesday.

Jenny Nixon, a 5-11 forward from Pearson, Ga., averaged six points and six rebounds last season at South Georgia Technical College in Americus, Ga. Nixon prepped at Atkinson County High, earning All-Region 1-A honors and Class A honorable mention all-state honors as a senior in 2006-07. As a junior, she was a second-team, all-region selection and scored 14 points in the Class A state championship game.

Nixon, who suffered a knee injury during her freshman season in 2007-08 and earned a medical redshirt, will have three years of eligibility remaining.

“Jenny’s addition gives us one of the strongest core of post players in the Peach Belt Conference,” Sobomehin said. “She’s an athletic, strong, and versatile player and she’s got plenty of time to continue to improve. She definitely adds a lot of talent and college playing experience to our frontcourt.”

Briyana Evans, a 5-7 guard from Detroit, Mich., helped lead Hutchinson Community College to a 52-18 record during her two-year career in Hutchinson, Kan. She helped lead the Blue Dragons to a NJCAA Region VI Championship in 2009 and shot 48 percent from the field while averaging nearly four points per game during her JUCO career.

“Briyana caught my attention at Oak Park High School in Michigan when her high school team attended my team camp,” Sobomehin said. “She was raw, but she outhustled everyone and played with tremendous passion for the game. Her time in junior college has helped her develop into a mature skilled player and we are excited to welcome her to our program.”

The Lady Jags return four starters and seven letterwinners from the 2008-09 squad, including all-conference senior guard Jasmine Godwin.

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