Lady Cards land another recruit
June 20, 2011
BEAUMONT, Texas - Lamar University women's basketball coach Larry Tidwell announced that JaMeisha Edwards has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Lamar next season.
Edwards, a native of Crockett, Texas, attended Crockett High School last season, leading her squad to a 35-1 record and a spot in the regional semifinals. Edwards, a 5-foot-6 guard, averaged 25 points, eight assists and seven steals per game as a senior. In her four years on the varsity, Edwards helped the Lady Bulldogs produce a record of 103-30.
This season, Edwards was the District 23-2A MVP. She earned All-District honors for four seasons and All-State accolades for two seasons. Edwards, who also earned Academic All-State recognition with a 3.5 GPA, plans on majoring in nursing at Lamar.
Edwards also ran track at Crockett, finishing seventh in the Class 2A state meet in the 100 meters this spring.
I think JaMeisha can play a combo style guard, in that she can run our offense and distribute the ball," Tidwell said. "But make no mistake about it, she can score. She is extremely fast and has a tremendous upside in becoming a defensive stopper. I also like the fact she is an excellent student in the classroom."
Edwards is the fifth signee for the Lady Cardinals this season. Lamar announced the signings of Shauna Long, a 5-foot-2 guard from Fort Yates, N.D.; Mariya Kovtun, a 6-7 center from Lviv, Ukraine; Grigoria Pateraki, a 6-1 forward from Athens, Greece; and Carenn Baylor, a 5-5 guard from Shreveport, La., in April.