Bulls women add juco point guard
USF's women's basketball team continued its roster replenishment Thursday, confirming it has signed junior college PG Nachalie De Jesus.
A 5-foot-7 Puerto Rico native who has spent the last two seasons at Miami Dade College, De Jesus becomes the Bulls' sixth signee from the Class of 2016. The program announced the signing of Hungarian star Dorottya Nagy on Wednesday.
"I'm really excited to have Nachalie join our program,' Coach Jose Fernandez said in a news release. "I think she fills our immediate need for depth in the backcourt and her experience at Miami Dade College will give her a chance to make an impact early."
A Puerto Rican senior national team member, De Jesus averaged 21.8 points as a Miami Dade sophomore this past season, hitting 48 percent (69-for-144) of her 3-point attempts. She also averaged 8.1 rebounds and 3.4 steals, and was named to the WBCA Junior/Community College Coaches' All-America team.
USF returns junior PG Laia Flores, who boasted nearly a 2-to-1 assist/turnover ratio in 26 starts last season, but late-season offensive catalyst Shalethia Stringfield (9.6 ppg, 3.3 rpg, team-high 44 steals) graduated.