Patriot women sign guard from Douglasville, Ga.
Francis Marion University women’s basketball coach Jeri Porter recently announced the signing of 5-9 guard Jada Richards of Douglasville, Ga.
Richards is a senior at Douglas County High School, where she plays for Coach Chet Forsh.
As a junior, Richards averaged 12 points, four rebounds, three assists, and two steals per game, while connecting on 33.7 percent of her three-point attempts.
She is a three-year varsity letter-winner for the Tigers. She has also lettered in volleyball and track, while earning status on the school’s AB honor roll.
“Jada is a long, athletic guard who is a pure shooter,” Porter said. “Her skills will help us first and foremost on the defensive side of the court, while at the other end will stretch opposing defensives with her ability to hit the open three.”
The 2020-21 FMU squad will open its season on Jan. 6 at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga.