Bluechip Prospect Excited About Choosing AU

Nova High School star Jassany Williams discusses her decision to play college basketball at Auburn.

Davie, Fla.--Jassany Williams said after taking an official visit to Auburn it didn't take her long to move Coach Nell Fortner's Tigers to the top of her list of favorite colleges.

The 6-3 forward from Nova High School tells Inside the Auburn Tigers that she is excited about her decision to play women's college basketball at Auburn. She is Auburn's fifth verbal commitment for the early signing period in November.

"I think it is a great fit for me," she says. "I like the players and the coaches and their style of play fits my style of play. When I visited there it felt like home."

She led her team to a 27-4 record last season averaging 16 points, 13 rebounds and five blocked shots per game. Williams says she narrowed her choices to Miami, Florida, Pitt and Georgia Tech before choosing Auburn from a group of more than two dozen colleges who offered scholarships.

A starter since her ninth grade season, she says that she likes to play at a fast tempo, something that is a speciality of Fortner's Auburn team. "I like to play very, very fast and push the ball up the floor all of the time," she says.

A player who won numerous awards during her junior season after helping Nova High to a runnerup finish for the Florida Class 5A state championship last year, she says that she plays to major in broadcasting at Auburn.

"I am really pleased with my decision--War Eagle," she adds.

Auburn's other commitments are from 6-1 1/2 forward Tyrese Tanner from Hoover High, 5-7 guard Courtney Strain of Woodland, Ala., High School, 6-5 post player Peyton Davis of Mortimer Jordan High in Morris, Ala., and 5-9 guard Camille Glymph of J.S. Mann in Greenville, S.C.

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