Friday, June 3, 2016

SC State Women''s Basketball Adds Three More For 2016-17 Season

ORANGEBURG, South Carolina – South Carolina State head women's basketball coach Doug Robertson announced Friday the signing of three more student-athletes who will play for the Lady Bulldogs in the upcoming season.

Robertson welcomes five-foot-nine forward Schekinah Bimpa (Kinshasa, Congo/Loganville HS (Ga.)), 5-4 point guard Bryeasha Blair (Chicago, Ill./University of Central Florida), and 5-9 guard Chantel Williams (Charlotte, N.C./Mallard Creek HS).

Bimpa averaged 13.4 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.3 steal per game as a senior last season at Loganville High School in Loganville, Ga. She helped the Red Devils to a 21-9 overall record during the 2015-16 season and a 12-2 mark in regional play.

"Schekinah is a tough inside player who can score the ball, crash the boards and create turnovers", Robertson said.

Blair played two seasons at the University of Central Florida and graduated with a bachelor's degree in interpersonal communications in May 2015. She will work towards an MBA at SC State and will have two years of eligibility with the Lady Bulldogs. Prior to UCF, she was a four-year player at Whitney Young High School in Chicago, Ill., leading her team to the 2008 Illinois State Championship and the Chicago City Championships in 2009 and 2010.

"Bryeasha has previous Division I playing experience that will help us tremendously at the point guard position", said Robertson.

Williams played in 28 games this past season as a senior at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte, N.C. She averaged 11.9 points, seven assists, five rebounds and four steals per game while helping the Mavericks to a 26-2 overall record. As a sophomore, she tallied 14.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and two steals per game.

Williams Highlights:

"Chantel is a quick guard who will create scoring options for us", Robertson said.

Bimpa, Blair and Williams join 6-1 power forward Alexis Scott (Anderson, S.C./West Side HS) who signed during the early period. Scott helped the Lady Rams to an 18-5 overall record and an appearance in the 2015 SC HS Class AAAA playoffs during the 2014-15 season. Scott also led WHS to the Region 1-AAAA title while averaging 14.7 points and 12.7 rebounds per game in 2014-15.

Scott Highlights:

"Alexis is great athlete we were fortunate to sign in the early period," Robertson said. "She will give our game an added dimension in the paint with her ability to score and defend the basket."


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