Trojans add top recruits to signing class

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Japonica James averaged 14.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game and was named to the All-Sun Belt First Team.

Scott Shelton

Sports Editor

The Troy women’s basketball team capped off its 2020 recruiting class with a pair of top junior college (JUCO) players.

Coming off a Sun Belt Conference championship, the Trojans signed Felmas Koranga, who previously played at Tyler Junior College.

Koranga, who is from Rift Valley, Kenya, is set to become the first Kenyan-born female to play NCAA Division I basketball.

“To sign the WBCA Two-Year College Player of the Year would be a highlight of any coaches’ recruiting career, and Felmas Koranga is definitely a highlight,” Head Coach Chanda Rigby said. “Her 26 double-doubles last season proves that she fights just as hard for rebounds as she does to score.”

Koranga joins the Trojans, who last season led the NCAA with 32.8 defensive rebounds per game as a team.

World Exposure WBB named Koranga, who plays forward, as the No. 2 JUCO recruit in the country.

At Tyler Junior College, Koranga started 31 games and averaged 19 points and 13.1 rebounds, which was good enough to earn All-America honors.

The Trojans also signed Dominique Camp, a guard from Dayton, Ohio, who previously played at Sinclair Community College.

In her time at Sinclair, Camp averaged 19.1 points, 8.9 rebounds and 6.7 assists per game. Camp’s assists numbers ranked third among JUCO players last season.

“We are so fortunate to be able to sign Dominique Camp during this COVID-19 crisis,” Rigby said. “She is our last signee of this 2020 class and she really checked so many of the boxes we needed.”

“She is a scoring and rebounding guard with great size, and she possesses an uncanny ability to get the ball to her teammate that is in the best position to score while also taking a great deal of pride in helping her team defensively.”

 

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