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ASUN WBB PREDICTIONS 4-6

4. FGCU

The Eagles lost six of their top seven scorers from last year’s team. Coach Karl Smesko recruits well and always seems to make the best out of every situation, even if it’s a team rebuilding.The Eagles signed Kierstan Bell, a former five star recruit, who played for Ohio State last season and will be a huge addition the following season, after she redshirts this year. Bell joins 5’6 G Aaliyah Stanley who transferred from Eastern Michigan and is also eligible next season. The Eagles will definitely stay competitive this season, but with the fire power redshirting this season, the Eagles will be the team to beat next season. The ASUN Conference is wide open with the exception of Liberty, whose roster is completely loaded, but the “next person up” philosophy is in effect and don’t be surprised when FGCU hosts a home game in the ASUN tournament and goes on a run. FGCU will rely on 5’8 R-JR Tyra Cox (2.3 ppg) and 5’11 SR G Alyssa Blair (2.0 ppg) to lead the team. The Eagles will host Temple and Richmond as part of their non-Conference schedule.

Top Returners:

58 R-JR G Tyra Cox 2.3 ppg

5’11 SR G Alyssa Blair 2.0 ppg

Additions:

6’1 RS G Kierstan Bell (Ohio State, will redshirt this upcoming season)

5’6 RS G Aaliyah Stanley (Eastern Michigan, will be redshirting this upcoming season)

6’1 GR G/F Andrea Cecil (Bowling Green)

5’3 JR G Tishara Morehouse (Western Nebraska CC)

5’6 FR G Tomia Johnson

5’10 FR G/F Maddie Antenucci

5’9 FR G Seneca Hackley

5. STETSON

Stetson returns looking to improve from a 12-18, 6-10 ASUN season where they finished in 7th place. The Hatters return their top three scorers from last season, including leading scorer 5’10 SR G Day’Neshia Banks (16.0 ppg), 5’10 Sophomore guard Kimia Carter (8.9 ppg), and 6’4 Senior forward Megan Vincent (7.7 ppg).

Top Returners:

Day’Neshia Banks 16.0 ppg

Kimia Carter 8.9 ppg

Megan Vincent 7.7 ppg

Additions:

6’0 SR F Selena Philoxy (Seton Hall)

5’8 FR G Xeriya Tartt

5’6 SO G Kiya Turner (Middle Tenn St)

5’5 JR G Shamari Tyson

5’11 JR G Yazz Wazeerud-Din

6. JACKSONVILLE

The Dolphins head into this season right in the middle of the pack when it comes to the ASUN. Leading scorer, JR G Destiny Marshall, returns to lead the Dolphins after averaging 14.9 ppg last season. The Dolphins will miss the athleticism and scoring of both Shakayla Nevitt (14.3 ppg) and Kiara Meeks (8.5 ppg) who both graduated.

Top Returner(s):

Destiny Marshall 14.9 ppg

Additions:

5’8 JR G Shanese Miller

5’11 SO G/F Makayla Edwards (Hawaii)

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