Stetson University women’s basketball head coach Lynn Bria announced the signing Monday of LaSalle University transfer Brittany Jenkins-Murray (Falls Church, Va.) and Clemson University transfer Aisha Turner (College Park, Ga.) to Grant-in-Aid offers.
Jenkins-Murray, a 6-3 forward, competed at LaSalle University as a freshman in 2012-13. During her senior year of high school, Jenkins-Murray helped lead Riverdale Baptist (Upper Marlboro, Md.) to a 39-2 overall record and the ESPN National High School Invitational title. She also played for the Fairfax Stars AAU Basketball Program, where she was inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame following her final season of play. She was listed as the 33rd best post-player in the nation by ESPN in the 2012 recruiting class.
"I think Brittany will be very effective and she has a nice touch around the basket," Bria said. "I think she is going to add more size and along with Amber (Porter) it will probably be the biggest team we’ve ever had.”
Turner, a 5-7 guard, played in all 30 games her freshman season at Clemson in 2012-13. She averaged 6.7 points, 3.5 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game and recorded a season-high 14 points against NC State in Clemson’s regular season finale.
Turner was also an accomplished prep player, having led Westlake High School (Atlanta, Ga.) to three appearances in the 5A Georgia State Girls basketball Playoffs, including a 22-6 record her senior year. She was a McDonald’s All-America Team nominee following her senior season and was ranked by ESPN as the No. 25 point guard in the nation in the 2012 recruiting class.
“Aisha is just a dynamic guard," Bria said. "She can score off the bounce and hit the three but she prefers to pass the ball. She is also a great defender and gets after it, so she is just going to be instant everything on both ends of the floor for us.”
Jenkins-Murray was ranked as the 149th best high school player in the nation according to the 2012 All Star Girls Report, while Turner was just two spots behind at No. 151.
“I anticipate these two players to contribute right away and to really take us to another level,” Bria said.
Turner and Jenkins-Murray will be eligible following the 2014 fall semester and will each have three years of eligibility remaining. They join NLI signees Keevana Edwards (Atlanta, Ga.), Lashai Geeter (River Rouge, Mich.) and Sarah Sagerer (Vocklabruck, Austria). All-Star Girls Report ranked Stetson as having the 69th-best recruiting class in the nation.