Meet 09 Recruit Jasmine Davis

SMU women's basketball coach Rhonda Rompola was looking for speed in the 2009 recruiting class, she got it with Duncanville product Jasmine Davis. Davis helped lead the Panthers to a 26-11 record and a top 10 rating in the state in class 5A.

SMU women's basketball coach Rhonda Rompola was looking for speed in the 2009 recruiting class, she got it with Duncanville product Jasmine Davis. Davis (5-8), helped lead the Panthers to a 26-11 record and a top 10 rating in the state in class 5A.

"Jasmine has great quickness, an unbelievably quick first step," Rompola said. "She's a very unselfish player on the offensive end, but on the defensive end, she's very quick and aggressive. She's a defensive specialist, a defensive stopper, kind of like Sharee Shepherd was for us for the last four years. Jasmine will have one of the quickest first steps we've ever had in our program."

Playing time might be hard to get for Davis in his first year at SMU. The Mustangs were led in scoring by Tyler native Brittany Gilliam. She returns for her senior year, along with guards Jillian Samuels, Jillian Samuels, LaShandra Hill, Raquel Christian. Brittani Allen will be the only guard that is lost from this year's team, and she only recorded 35 minutes of action the entire season.

According to hoopgurlz.com, Davis was the 67th best player out of the state of Texas in the 2009 recruiting class. She is also joined on the list by fellow 2009 SMU recruits, Sarah Shelton (#23rd ranked from Nolan Catholic) and Alisa Filmore (80th ranked from Mansfield).

"She has been on the varsity the past three years and has been a starter for the past two. She is very athletic and was our defensive specialist," said Duncanville coach Cathy Self-Morgan to PonyStampede.com. "I always put her on their best offensive outside player. She is very quick and very fast. She has a great lay-up, fills passing lanes, and has great hands. She steals the ball very well. She is just an all around good player."

To crack into the playing rotation this next season, Davis will have to work hard, but hard work is something that she is used to.

She really works hard and has a great work ethic. I guess I would say she is very delightful, even though that sounds like an old fogey word," said Self-Morgan. "She is a great kid. She has made Academic All-State and just all and all has a great character."


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