UAPB Women Hoops Announces 2021-22 Signees
The University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff women’s basketball program has signed five players to National Letters of Intent.
Lady Lions’ head coach Dawn Brown enters her third season at UAPB, looking to build the program into league contenders for the upcoming campaign.
“I’m thrilled to have added such a dynamic group of young women to be joining our UAPB Lady Lion Family,” Brown said. “These student athletes are an incredible fit for UAPB because they are exceptional student-athletes. Not only are they smart, but they appreciate what the Pine Bluff community and a degree from UAPB will mean for their futures. I think they’re excited to help us win and do big things on the basketball court, but will also contribute on campus beyond the walls of the H.O. Clemmons Arena. We are very excited about this class beyond just their skill on the basketball court.”
Timiya Guevara | Point Guard | Denver South High School | 5’4″ – “Adding depth to the point guard position is something we focused on this recruiting class. This firecracker has been blazing the books and setting records in the state of Colorado. Small frame, but a heart of a lion. T, has limitless potential and we can’t wait to witness her develop as a true point guard learning from her other teammates.”
In her senior campaign, Timiyia avg. 20.0 points, 7.5 assists, 5.2 steals and 5.0 rebounds per game and set a new record on made 3’s this season with 15 from downtown.
Sade Hudson | Guard | UT Martin | 5’8″ – “Hudson is a transfer from University of Tennessee Martin, who I think, plays with a chip on her shoulder and has something to prove. She’s a tough, high-level competitor that can really score the basketball. Adding a combo guard that can play at the one or the two that’s a high-level shooter, will for sure bring a lot of excitement to our UAPB fans.”
Prior to UT Martin, Hudson was known to be an explosive scorer, averaging 24.8 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.4 steals and 1.7 assists per game.
Kassidy Ingram | Forward | Jacksonville University | 5’10” – “Those who know Coach Dawn Brown know that we love athletes that add energy and positivity to their game, and that’s exactly who Kassidy is. After having an opportunity to build a relationship with her prior to my arrival at UAPB, bringing her to into the family was and easy transition. Ingram is an ultra-competitive athlete and she has great size. She will be able to post smaller guards up and also, get in the paint and bang with the best of bigs. I truly believe Kassidy’s best basketball is ahead of her and we are excited to watch her help take this program to a conference championship.”
Prior to JU, Kass was named Third Team All-State…Two-time District Champions and Mid-Penn Division Champions … Mid-Penn Conference Champions … Four-time All-Sentinel Team and three-time Penn Live Player of the Week.
Tyeisha Juhan | Guard | Talledaga College | 5’9″ – “Juhan is the best kept secret in this recruiting class. My conversations about basketball with her have been at an extremely high level since first begin to chat. She is just coming off GCAC Player of the Year accolades, and solidified her stamp in the NAIA All-American books. Ty is a dynamic guard who can score at all three levels that has a reputation of making plays. She reads the game, she understands the game, and has the ability to create knockdown shots for others. More importantly, she’s an exceptional teammate, the type of player with qualities that stand out when you watch a game. We’re looking forward to adding that dimension to our team both on and off the court.”
Juhan is 316 points shy from surpassing 2,000 points, which is expected for her reach in her final season as a collegiate basketball player.
Kourtney Rittenberry | Guard | Grayson High School | 6’1″ – “Kourtney is a dynamic athlete that can be as athletic as anyone in college basketball at her position next year. Once she adds strength, there is no doubt that she will be able to development more of a physical presence. Kourtney has great character, is strong academically, and has terrific basketball talent. Having a 6’1 guard on the wing in our offense will definitely make us tougher to defend in front court and with Korurtney’s work ethic and drive, her ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor will have an immediate impression in our conference.”