Head Coach Beryl Piper announced Dejah Jenkins, Jamey Napoleon, and Claire Sutherland-Case to the Central Connecticut women's basketball team. The three signees will join the Blue Devils for the 2019-2020 season.
Jenkins, a 5'7 guard, has been a varsity starter since 7th grade. She attends Cathedral High School in Boston, MA. and currently has 1,500 career points. Jenkins was named one of the top 15 players in the state of Massachusetts and made the All-Scholastic Team as a junior. "Dejah is a good size point guard who will also be able to play at the shooting guard position," said Piper. "She is very crafty with the ball and can get to the rim and score with contact. Her ability to attack the rim and shoot the three will fit in perfectly with our style of play."
A student at Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, PA, Napoleon is a three year starter in both basketball and volleyball. In 26 games of her junior season she scored 221 points averaging 8.5 points per game, 7.8 rebounds per game, and had a total of 85 blocks. "Jamey will be the fourth player from Mt. Lebanon High School to play for CCSU. She is a high motor athlete both offensively and defensively. She will dominate the glass as well as find ways to score around the rim. She will be a tough matchup in the post with her ability to score inside and take players away from the hoop." The dual-athlete is a member of the National Honor Society with a 4.6 GPA.
Sutherland-Case will be the third Canadian to join the women's basketball program. She attends the Westdale Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario and is the captain of the Westdale Warriors Senior Girls' Basketball Team. The team won the OFSAA AAA gold medal for the provincial school championships. "Claire is a stretch four player that is extremely versatile. She can handle the ball extremely well in transition, can shoot the three and has a nice mid-range game." The 6'1 athlete was named to the Colts Classic Gold Division Tournament All-Star Team and selected to play in Canletes Ontario High School All-Star Game later this month.
The Blue Devils are back in action Wednesday night against the Albany Great Danes at 7 p.m.