April 16, 2014
BEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar University women’s basketball coach Robin Harmony announced that three student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to play for Lamar next season.
Signing with the Lady Cardinals are Teleshia Riley, Addesha Collins and April Levy. All three are junior college transfers.
The 5-foot-10 Riley, a native of Brampton, Ontario, comes to Lamar from Tallahassee Community College. Ranked as the 31st best junior college prospect, Riley will play the wing for Lamar. As a freshman at Tallahassee CC, she averaged 5.1 points per game last season.
“Teleshia is an excellent defender,” Harmony said. “She’s very athletic and is a good defender. She will have an immediate impact. I’m excited that we will have her for three years.”
Collins, a native of Anniston, Ala., also comes to Lamar from Tallahassee CC. The 5-3 point guard averaged 13.9 points and 3.2 assists per game as a sophomore last season while earning first-team All-Panhandle Conference honors.
“Addesha is jet fast,” Harmony said. “She can push the ball in transition. She can take the ball to the rack, she can shoot the 3 and she can get to the line.”
April Levy averaged 12.1 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game as a sophomore last season for Southwest Mississippi Community College. The 5-6 native of Jackson, Miss., can play either guard position.
“April is another very quick player who can shoot and take the ball to the hole,” Harmony said. “She is a very good ball handler who plays strong defense. She fits our system very well.”
Along with the five high-school signees announced back in November, the Lady Cardinals will have eight new faces on the roster for the 2014-15 season.
“I’m excited about all of our incoming players,” Harmony said. “We will have quality depth on the bench. I know these players will push our four returning starters for jobs. That competition will make us a better team.”
The Lady Cardinals went 18-13 last season, advancing to the WNIT, Lamar’s fourth postseason appearance in the last five seasons. Lamar captured a share of the Southland Conference title with a 13-5 record.