LSU Women's Basketball inks talented New Orleans guard
BATON ROUGE - LSU women's basketball head coach Nikki Caldwell has received the National Letter of Intent from Ursuline Academy-New Orleans guard Jenna Deemer as part of the NCAA early signing period, it was announced on Wednesday.
Deemer, a 5-foot-7 guard, will play for the Lady Tigers beginning with the 2014-15 season.
"Jenna is a player who is very competitive, understands the game and has a high basketball IQ," said LSU head coach Nikki Caldwell. "Her versatility is going to blend in well with what we are trying to accomplish here. She's also a very cordial young lady who will be a great representative of LSU Athletics both on and off the court."
Deemer is a three-time Class 4A all-state player at Ursuline after averaging 21.2 points per game last season, 21.7 points as a sophomore and 17.3 points as a freshman. She's led Ursuline to the Class 4A playoffs each season and eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for her career prior to entering her senior year. She is also an honor roll student in the classroom.
"We are very grateful to have another young lady from the state of Louisiana join our program," said Caldwell. "It is very important to be able to showcase our talented local players. She understands the history and tradition of this program."