Nov. 19, 2010
HUNTINGTON, W.Va.- Marshall University’s head women’s basketball coach Royce Chadwick announced three signees to National Letters of Intent this week. Suporia Dickens, Shaynece Weaver and Jasmine Shaw will begin their careers with the Thundering Herd at the start of the 2011-12 season.
Dickens comes to Huntington following one season at Highland Community College. Dickens’s 18.5 points per game last season ranked 13th nationally. The 5-11 guard added 7.5 rebounds per game, 2.2 assists per game and 2.2 steals per game. During her stint with the Cougars, the Freeport, Ill. native shot 57 percent from the field, en route to NJCAA All-American Third Team honors.
“Suporia is a great athlete. She was a junior college All-American as a freshman and will come to us with three years to play Division I. She can rebound, run, block shots and score. She plays much bigger than the 5’11” she is listed. We anticipate great things from her in the future,” Chadwick said of Dickens.
Weaver is a native of Euless, Texas where she attended Euless Trinity High School. Weaver was second on the team in scoring during her junior season, averaging 8.8 points, while shooting 36.2 percent from behind the arc. Weaver helped lead the Trojans to a 31-5 mark during the 2009-10 campaign.
“Shay is an awesome athlete. She can run, leap and has lightening quick speed. She can shoot the three and is a slasher to the basket. Her size gives her the versatility to mix it up in the paint and shoot over people on the perimeter,” Chadwick said of Weaver. “Shay plays the game with a physicality which is very rare in a high school player. She will adapt very easily to the college game.”
Shaw comes to MU from Chipola College. After red-shirting in her first season with the Lady Indians, Shaw is averaging 16 points per game along with 4.5 rebounds per game thus far. The Cincinnati, Ohio native attended Winton Woods High School prior to making the move to Marianna, Fla.
“We expect good things from Jasmine, she is a dynamic kid and a very skilled player,” Chipola head coach David Lane said of the 5’ 6” guard. “Coming off an injury last year, she has worked hard to battle back into shape.”
“Jas is a tremendous athlete with a scorer’s mentality. She is the total package as she can shoot the three, has a great midrange, can drive to the basket and has off the chart basketball IQ. Her versatility makes her a dynamic player,” Chadwick commented.