The Indiana women’s basketball team continues to build from the junior college ranks.
The university announced Thursday that junior college All-American point guard Victoria Kemokai from Tyler (Texas) Junior College has signed to play at IU.
She will have two seasons of eligibility remaining beginning this fall.
Here is the release put out by IU athletics.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head women’s basketball coach Teri Moren announced the addition of Victoria Kemokai to the roster on Tuesday. Kemokai will join the team in 2015-16 after spending the last two years playing at Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Texas.
“Victoria is a great addition for us,” Moren said. “We set out to find the best available point guard in the country, and we are excited to bring her to Indiana. Victoria played for a great coach in Trenia Tillis-Jones, so she knows how to play. She has great quickness, along with the ability to score the basketball. The one thing that set her apart from most other guards is her ability to defend. We are very excited about her ability to lead our team.”
Kemokai was named a First Team All-American by both the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) in 2014-15. She averaged 15.8 points, 3.9 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.0 steals per game last year while shooting 41.9 percent from the field, 33.7 percent from 3-point range and 78.2 percent from the free throw line.
A 5-3 guard from Houston, Texas, Kemokai led Tyler to a 29-5 record last season. The Apaches earned a berth in the NJCAA National Tournament and won a game in the tourney.
Kemoakai was rated at No. 4 point guard in the country by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. She will be eligible to play right away at Indiana in 2015-16. Kemokai will wrap up her sophomore year at Tyler before heading to Bloomington.