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UALR Women’s Basketball Adds Jaliria and Jakeisha Wells to 2012-13 Signing Class
UALR Sports Information
Release: 04/17/2012

 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The UALR women’s basketball team added  Jaliria and Jakeisha Wells to the 2012-13 signing class announced today by head coach Joe Foley. The twin sisters come to UALR from Proviso East High School in Maywood, Ill.

“We are excited about getting Jaliria and Jakeisha,” said Foley. “Both are very good athletes. The both run the floor really well. I think it will be two great additions to our program.”

Both girls have helped Proviso East High School to program history during their junior campaigns as their team won both the regional and sectional championship. This past season the sisters helped lead the team to a regional championship.

Jakeisha Wells averaged 11.4 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.9 steals, 2.1 blocks, and 1.3 assists per game her senior campaign.

The 6-3 forward earned all-conference in 2010 and 2011 and all-conference Gold Division in 2012. She has earned all-tournament team and Player of the Game numerous times.

Jakeisha Wells was nominated as one of the top prospects in the McDonald’s Shootout in January of this season. She also earned Walter Payton’s Roundhouse Player of the Month in 2009 and 2010.

For her AAU team, she earned a place on the all-start team at the USJN Championship Midwest Summer Final.

Jakeisha Wells plans on majoring in sports management.

Jaliria Wells averaged 8.6 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.4 assists, and 1.1 blocks per game her senior campaign.

The 6-2 forward was nominated for the Walter Payton’s Roundhouse Player of the Month in 2009 and 2010. She also earned all-tournament team and Player of the Game numerous times.

For her AAU team, she earned a place on the all-star team at the USJN Championship Midwest Summer Final.

Jaliria Wells plans on majoring in business management with a minor in marketing.


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