August 28, 2015

BY JOHN D. HOMAN
Logan Media Services

CARTERVILLE – John A. Logan College women’s basketball coach Amanda Shelby concluded the recruiting season with the addition of three players to her roster – two guards and one forward, all from Missouri.

Juwanna Walker is a 5-foot-7 forward from Charleston. She averaged 12 points, four rebounds, four steals, and three assists a game as a senior and helped to lead her high school team to a conference championship. For her efforts, Walker was selected SEMO Central All-Conference.

Sierra Frazier is a 5-foot point guard from Charleston, who averaged 21 points, four steals, three assists and three rebounds a game as a senior. She was named SEMO Central All-Conference three times, as well as All-State.

Dadriona Gorman is a 5-foot-3 shooting guard from Hayti, who averaged 14 points, four rebounds and three assists per game as a senior. She helped to lead her high school team to a league and district championship twice.

“Sierra and Juwanna both played on the same high school team at Charleston,” said first-year Logan head coach Amanda Shelby. “Sierra is a little bit more of a scorer. She’s really quick. Juwanna game is taking it to the rim, but she can also step back and hit the outside shot.”

Shelby said Gorman is a lefthanded shooter with a nice touch from the outside.

“I think Dadriona will be able to help us, too. I like how hard she has worked since arriving here. I think all three will fit in nicely for us and make some solid contributions to our basketball program.”

Frazier described herself as “energetic” and hopes to make a quick impact on the team.

“I’d just like to improve my game and help the team win games,” she said. “Playing college ball has always been a dream of mine. It feels good to know that I can accomplish things when I put my mind to it.”

Walker said she and Frazier have been teammates and friends for years and she’s looking forward to two more years at Logan.

“I just love the game. It (transition to college life) should be a lot smoother having someone around that I know like Sierra.”

Gorman said she is looking forward to college basketball.

“It’s a new start for me and I am excited about taking my game to the next level. I always dreamed of playing ball in college.”

Gorman described herself as a “thinker” on the floor – someone who can outmaneuver her opponent.