May 16, 2014
By Jason Clay
By Jason Clay
FRESNO, Calif.- Fresno State head women's basketball coach Jaime White announced Friday that she has signed guard Janae Blount to a National Letter of Intent to attend school and play basketball for the Bulldogs beginning in the 2014-15 season.
Blount, a 5-9 guard who last played at Northwest Florida State College, comes to Fresno State with two seasons of eligibility remaining. She averaged 7.9 points, 2.0 assists and 1.6 rebounds per game last season at Northwest Florida State College.
"We are excited about Janae coming in as a guard as she brings a speed and explosiveness that I think will be very successful at the Mountain West level," White said.
She collected second-team All-Panhandle Conference accolades this last season playing with the Lady Raiders, leading NWF to its second-straight NJCAA National Tournament appearance.
"Janae Blount has a very high-major skill set," said NWF head coach Patrick Harrington, who had four players off his team sign with a Division I school this year. "She is a young lady that can score the ball off the bounce, get to the basket, score in a variety of ways and she's an improved 3-point shooter."
Blount played in 28 games as a true freshman at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in 2012-13, averaging 7.1 points and 2.8 rebounds per game. She is originally from Washington, D.C. and graduated from Howard D. Woodson High School where she helped lead the Lady Warriors to four consecutive DCIAA district championships and two city titles.
"She is a special kid and someone that I envision one day, if she chooses to go into coaching, is someone that I will want on my staff," Harrington added. "I think [Fresno State] is really going to enjoy having her."
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