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Juco All-American signs with MU women's basketball

Apr. 22, 2013 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Leah Scott, a women's basketball junior college All-American, signed to play for Marshall University.

Scott, a 6-foot guard for Iowa Western Community College, received NJCAA All-American second team recognition after averaging 13.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Scott shot 42.8 percent from the field, 26.4 percent on 3-point attempts and 61.4 percent on free throws.

Also joining the Marshall team is Andrea Johnson, a 5-4 point guard for Northeast (Neb.) Community College. Johnson averaged 11.4 points and 3.9 assists as a junior college sophomore. She is from Bethesda, Md.

Northeast Community College (29-4) defeated Iowa Western Community College (25-6) for the junior college Region XI title.

Marshall head coach Matt Daniel has signed seven players for the 2013-14 season, his second with the Herd.

High school recruits who signed in November are 6-1 Kiana Evans from Huntington High, 5-5 Mckenzie Akers from Princeton, W.Va., 6-3 Chelsey Romero of Hampton, Va., 6-1 Maya Singleton from Upper Marlboro, Md., and 6-2 Jonelle Britt from Upper Marlboro, Md.

After finishing the 2012-13 season with a 9-21 record the Herd lost post players Veronica Ruiz and Leandra King, who finished their eligibility. Sophomore guard Shay Weaver, the team leader with 9.1 points a game, and freshman Jennifer Ramirez are not returning.

Scott is from Westland, Mich., and played at Inkster High School where her father, Dwayne Scott, is the coach. She signed with Central Michigan University and played briefly for the Chippewas in 2011-12 before going to junior college in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

She was being recruited this year by South Florida, Clemson, Florida, Eastern Michigan and Tennessee Tech.

Iowa Western head coach Jim Turgeon is the brother of Maryland Terrapins men's coach Mark Turgeon.

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