Claudia Perez Relancio of Zaragoza, Spain, is shown above signing her letter of intent to play basketball with the South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets.
South Georgia Tech Lady Jets sign second international basketball player
Thursday June 12, 2014
The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets signed their second international basketball player to a letter of intent to play for the Americus, Georgia, National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Lady Jets, announced South Georgia Technical College women’s head basketball coach James Frey.
Claudia Perez Relancio of Zaragoza, Spain, a six-foot post player is the newest member of the South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets. Estelle Eduardo from Lyon, France, a 5’9” shooting guard, was the first international player signed by the Lady Jets earlier this season.
Relancio averaged 11 points, eight rebounds and three blocks per game as a high school senior. She was also a member of the 18 and under Spanish National Basketball team in 2013.
“We are excited to have Claudia join the Lady Jet family,” said Coach Frey. “She works very hard on her game and has had a lot of international experience that will benefit her playing in America. She is a very good student and has a bright future.”
This is the tenth new player signed by the Lady Jets for the upcoming season. De’Anquinette “Ty” Henderson of Arcadia High School in Arcadia, Louisiana signed a letter of intent to play basketball for the Lady Jets last week.
These two players join Deana Williams, a power forward from Oak Park High School in Detroit Michigan, and Cierra Bond, a 5’ 9” shooting guard from Inkster, Michigan as well as Alexis Armstrong, a transfer from Lander University, Brittany Delva, a 5’7” point guard from Tallahassee, FL; Molly Brown from Douglasville, GA; Estelle Eduardo from Lyon, France, a 5’9” shooting guard; as well as Shaquoia “Coco” Crockett, a point guard from Hinesville, GA, and Asia Smith, a power forward from Wilkinson County High School in Irwinton, GA.
The South Georgia Technical College Lady Jets posted their best finish in the history of the program last season with 30 wins and five losses. The Lady Jets won the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association (GCAA) regular season as well as the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Region XVII tournament, the NJCAA District J tournament, and earned a trip to the NJCAA National Tournament in Salina, Kansas last season. The Lady Jets were seeded ninth in the nation in the NJCAA national tournament and finished in the top 16 in the nation. Coach Frey was named the GCAA Coach of the Year and the NJCAA District J Coach of the Year.