TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2011
Women’s basketball adds three for the 2012-13 season
The JU women’s basketball team is already looking ahead after signing guards Queen Alford (5-8, Decatur, Ga.) and Briona Brown (5-11, Haines City, Fla.) and forward Elizabeth Landers (6-1, Greenville, S.C.) for the 2012-13 season.
“We are really excited about these three young ladies and the future of JU women’s basketball,” JU head coach Jill Dunn said. “All three players will contribute right away for our program.”
Alford helped Decatur High School win the state championship as a junior after posting 24 points and 10 rebounds a game. She hit the 1,000-point barrier for her career to take home all-state and all-region honors. Alford also averaged 18 points a game during her sophomore season.
“Queen will add more quickness and athleticism to our perimeter game,” Dunn said. “She is very good in all three areas that we are trying to build our team around - defending, rebounding and transition. She also brings a great competitive spirit.”
Brown, a senior at Haines City High School, helped the Hornets record more than 20 wins the last two seasons. As a junior, she led the team in scoring and free throw percentage en route to all-county and all-state honors as well as being nominated for the state Player of the Year. Brown also batted .346 for the softball team in helping the squad to a 19-6 record. For her efforts, she is currently nominated for the Haines City High School Hall of Fame.
“Briona is extremely versatile,” Dunn said. “She can play on the perimeter or small forward for us. She has a great all-around game and will bring some matchup problems to our opponents.”
Landers led JL Mann High School to three consecutive 20-win seasons. She helped the Patriots to a 22-3 record as a junior and averaged 16 points a contest in her sophomore season to earn all-region accolades. She will also be reunited with current JU freshman Britney Holliday, who graduated from JL Mann High School.
“Elizabeth has a great nose for the game,” Dunn said. “She is a fundamental post payer that already has established post moves. She can also shoot the three and is a great passer from the block.”
The current Dolphins will be back on the court Wednesday against NC State in Raleigh, N.C. at 7 p.m.
2012-13 Women’s Basketball Signees
2011-12 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL