2019 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, August 2019

Tai-Yanna Jackson, 6-5 C, East Chicago Central (IN): originally an Ole Miss signee, Jackson is now going the juco route, signing with Trinity Valley CC.


New Orleans (Southland) announces a late 2019 signee: Mary Delgado, 5-7 PG, Miami Northwestern HS (FL).

Mary Delgado became the newest member of the New Orleans women’s basketball team with the announcement of her signing on Friday.

Delgado joined the Privateers in the summer of 2019 and will be a freshman this upcoming season.

Delgado was a standout for Miami Northwestern High School where she averaged 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game during her senior campaign as a point guard. The 5′ 7″ playmaker also contributed 3.7 steals and 1.6 blocks per contest and was a four-year member of the Blue Bulls varsity program.


Oklahoma announces the addition of a juco transfer: Kamryn Lemon, a 5-8 guard out of Odessa (TX) Community College. She’s a native of Sumter, South Carolina.

Oklahoma women’s basketball head coach Sherri Coale announced the roster addition of guard Kamryn Lemon on Thursday.

A JUCO transfer from Odessa (Texas) Community College, Lemon joins the Sooners with two years of eligibility remaining. A native of Sumter, S.C., Lemon averaged 15.7 points and 3.8 assists per game contest as a sophomore at Odessa. She also shot .436 from the field and .360 from beyond the arc in 32 games.

Lemon played her freshman season Highlands (Kan.) Community College, averaging 9.8 points per contest. She played in 34 games as a freshman, shooting .537 from the field and .357 from deep while averaging 2.7 assists per contest.

“Kamryn gives us obvious athleticism at the point guard spot along with experience,” said Coale. “She played at Odessa College and has experience not just in minutes played, but she’s had experience winning which is important as well. She’s a kid who is really hungry and determined. She knows she has two years of her career left and she wants to do something special in those two years. I think she makes an immediate and indelible impact in the fiber of our team and I love that.”


After signing with Mississippi State last fall, then getting her release in June and signing with Texas, but then not enrolling there, Esmery Martinez, 6-2 W, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, TN)/Dominican Republic, has now been added to the roster at West Virginia.

West Virginia University women’s basketball coach Mike Carey announced Tuesday the addition of forward Esmery Martinez (Hato Mayor Del Ray, Dominican Republic/Hamilton Heights Academy) to the Mountaineer roster for the upcoming season.

A 6-2 forward from Hato Mayor Del Ray in the Dominican Republic, Martinez comes to Morgantown after a standout prep career at national powerhouse Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Under the direction of coach Keisha Hunt, Martinez averaged 18.3 points, 14.3 rebounds and 5.9 blocks per game during her career with the Hawks. She helped the program finish as the runner-up at the 2018 Geico High School Nationals Tournament, earning all-tournament team honors for her performance. In 2017, Martinez was named the MVP of the girls’ camp of Basketball Without Borders Americas.



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