Lady Tigers Sign Three
Monday, January 26, 2009

Nashville --- Avery Jones, Ashley Tate and Jasmine Shuler signed National Letters of Intent to join the TSU women’s basketball program next season.

Avery Jones averaged 12.7 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior and helped her team to the semifinals of the girls’ Sweet 16 tournament. One of the top high school players in Kentucky, Jones just recently recorded her 1,000th career point at DuPont Manual High school. The 6-1 native of Louisville, Ky. is ranked the No.6 player in Kentucky according to Rick Bolus recruiting services.

Ashley Tate, a two-time captain at Ridgeway High School, is leading the Memphis Shelby County Metro area in assists.  Tate, a native of Memphis, Tennessee, was recently named to the Martin Luther King Classic All-Tournament team. She is averaging 14 points, three assists, and three steals as a senior.

Jasmine Shuler has over 1,100 career points at Kenwood High School in Clarksville, Tennessee. The 5-8 guard was named to the 10AAA All-District team and she was also a Leaf Chronicle All-Area first team selection.

“I am excited about our future with Avery, Ashley and Jasmine,” commented Coach Wells. “All three are talented young ladies who are capable of contributing to our success early in their careers. I wish them the best as they finish strong in their senior year.”