April 20, 2012
BEAUMONT, Texas -
Lamar University women's basketball coach Larry Tidwell announced that two players from National Junior College Athletic Association national champion Trinity Valley Community College signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lamar on an athletic scholarship next season.
Signing with Lamar are 5-foot-11 forward Keuna Flax (Dallas, Texas) and 6-0 forward/center Alice Robinson (Bossier City, La.). Both players were starters for last season's Trinity Valley team that went 36-0.
Flax, who was the MVP of the NJCAA National Tournament, averaged 16.7 points and 7.3 rebounds for Trinity Valley. Flax had 21 points, five rebounds and three steals in Trinity Valley's 69-55 win over Hutchinson CC in the title game.
As a high school player, Flax was an all-state selection at Haltom High School, averaging 22.5 points and 5.1 rebounds per game as a senior. She attended Oklahoma State for one season, but never played as she redshirted due to an injury before transferring to Trinity Valley.
"Keuna scores in many different ways," Tidwell said. "She can play the perimeter or the inside and plays very physical. She is a huge piece to the puzzle of competing for another Southland Conference championship."
Robinson averaged 5.4 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for Trinity Valley. Prior to Trinity Valley, Robinson earned honorable mention all-state status at Parkway High School, where she also finished fifth in the state in the shot put as a senior.
"Alice brings a strong inside presence, and plays very, very physical," Tidwell said. "She makes key plays on both ends of the court, and will be the glue of next season's team as she brings a great work ethic every day."
Lamar went 16-15 this past season, qualifying for the Southland Conference Tournament for the seventh consecutive season.