WICHITA, Kan. - The Wichita State University women's basketball team added two student-athletes in the spring signing period, Head Coach Jody Adams announced today. Forward Nicole Wells and guard Jasmine Jones, both of Georgia Perimeter College, join WSU as members of the 2011-12 Shockers spring signing class.
"They both come from a successful junior college and they both love to win," Adams said. "I am proud of our staff for working so hard to add two more outstanding young ladies to our team."
Wells helped Georgia Perimeter College to a 31-6 record overall, including a perfect 14-0 mark in conference play, and a seventh-place finish at the NJCAA National Tournament in Salina, Kan. In 33 games, Wells averaged 6.5 points and 6.1 rebounds while forcing 40 steals and blocking 17 shots.
"Nicole is a versatile forward who can face and shoot the three," Adams said. "She is a good-sized body for us. She will come and have an offensive and rebounding presence right away."
As a freshman she averaged 8.9 points and 7.2 rebounds to pick up first team all-region honors and also earned a spot in the 2010 NJCAA All Star Game.
Her collegiate experience followed a decorated high school career in which Wells was named all-region and first team all-county. She was named Harlem (Ga.) High School's MVP and Best Defensive Player. Additionally, Wells excelled in the classroom, earning her school's Scholar-Athlete Award and recognized as a member of the National Honor Society.
Jones also starred for Georgia Perimeter College and five-time Region 17 Coach of the Year James Waldon. The 5-foot-9 guard averaged 7.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2.2 steals for GPC.
"She is any coaches dream," Adams said. "When I asked her what her strength was, she said she loved to play 94 feet of defense, so immediately she had my attention. I look for her to spark our defense and give us extra possessions. There's nothing beneath her, she'll do anything you ask and she will be a great addition to the needs that we have."
At Alexander High School in Douglasville, Ga., Jones was named all-region first team, all-county, team MVP, and picked up all-tournament honors at the Peach State Tip-Off Classic. Like Wells, Jones was a member of the National Honor Society.
Wells and Jones join incoming freshmen Molly O'Brien and Alex Harden to make up the 2011-12 WSU recruiting class.