April 26, 2012
RUSTON - Louisiana Tech added some size to its roster Thursday with the signing of 6-foot-2-inch power forward Jasmine Bryant to a national letter of intent.
Bryant, who prepped at Bossier High School, has spent the past two seasons playing for coach Jenone Bell at Southern University of Shreveport Community College. This past season, Bryant averaged 15.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks per game while shooting 49 percent from the field and 65 percent from the free throw line.
"Jasmine will be a big part of our program the next two years," said Louisiana Tech head coach Teresa Weatherspoon. "She is a big, strong, physical player who is very versatile on the floor. She is what we needed. She moves well and can guard a number of positions. Her motor is always running wide open. She can finish around the rim and can also step away from the basketball and score. Jasmine is one of those players that will make others around her better players too."
Bryant, who father Larry Robinson played professionally for eight different NBA teams from 1990-2002, was named first team all-conference this past year and is rated as the 24th best power forward in the nation by Dan Olsen's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (81st best overall).
"Signing with Louisiana Tech means a lot to me," Bryant said. "One because my family can see me play like in high school and at Southern. I'm excited about playing for coach Spoon. She has accomplished all of my goals. She knows what it takes to be where I want to be. I couldn't ask for anything more. I always wanted to go to Louisiana Tech."
Bryant joins a Lady Techster recruiting class that includes guard Lulu Perry, guard Janay Borum and forward Veanca Hall.
6-2, Junior, Forward
Bossier, La. (Bossier HS/Southern University Shreveport CC)
Junior College: Lettered two years for coach Jenone Bell at Southern-Shreveport Community College ... Averaged 15.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.4 steals, 2.4 assists and 1.0 blocks per game while shooting 49 percent from the field and 65 percent from the free throw line ... Named first team all-Mississippi-Louisiana Conference ... Ranked as the 24th best power forward in the nation by Dan Olsen's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (81st overall) ... High School: Lettered four years on the varsity for coach Miles Holliday at Bossier High School for four years ... Lettered on the track and field team all four years ... Was a cheerleader as well ... Personal: Full name is Jasmine Symone Bryant ... Daughter of Larry Robinson and Judy Bryant ... Has three brothers, Giorgio, Justin and Larry III, and one sister, Flecity ... Her father played at Centenary College and then spent time with eight different NBA teams from 1990-2002 (Washington, Golden State, Boston, Houston, Vancouver, Atlanta, Cleveland and New York) ... Her brother Justin plays at North Texas ... Her brother Giorgio was an All-American track and field star at Cal State in Los Angeles and is trying out for the 2012 Olympics ... Born September 26, 1992 in Bossier.