Blinn College women’s basketball coach Jeff Jenkins likes to joke that his daughters always enjoy spending time with Joslinn Douglas because the diminutive point guard makes them feel tall.
But even in basketball, size isn’t everything, as Douglas demonstrated throughout her two-year career with the Buccaneers. Douglas announced today that she has signed with the University of Incarnate Word, an NCAA Division II program that competes in the Lone Star Conference.
In two seasons at Blinn, Douglas helped the Buccaneers win 40 games, and Douglas and the Bucs advanced to the Region XIV Conference semifinals this spring. In March, the 5-foot-4 point guard scored a team-high 13 points in a 61-54 victory over Paris Junior College in the conference tournament quarterfinals.
“Down the stretch, she was playing some of her best basketball,” Jenkins said. “She shot the ball extremely well late in the season and she’s one of the quickest players I’ve ever had.”
Douglas started 20 games her sophomore season, averaging 4.5 points while piling up 67 assists compared to 52 turnovers. As a freshman, Douglas averaged 4.1 points per game.
Douglas came to Blinn from Del Valle High School, where she helped lead her squad to the Texas Class 4A state tournament.
At Incarnate Word, she will join a Cardinals team that went 16-13 last season. Incarnate Word previously signed Jasmine Smith and Edricka Thomas from Blinn and both players earned all-conference tournament honors in 2009.
“Incarnate Word was close to home with a coach she liked,” Jenkins said. “It’s a good school and I’m excited for her.”
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