Head coach Tiara Malcom announces additions of transfers

Women's Basketball Head Coach Tiara Malcom speaks with guard TaMiracle Taylor (10) in the second half as the FIU Golden Panthers defeated the Florida Atlantic University Owls, 86-65, on February 17, 2018, at the Ocean Bank Convocation Center in Miami, Florida. (Photo courtesy of FIU Athletics)

By Cristhian Placencia/Asst. Sports Director

 

The FIU women’s basketball team recently added transfers Bre’Oshs Scott and Jiselle Thomas, announced by Head Coach Tiara Malcom.

“Bre is the ultimate hard worker, which is shown both in her play and in the classroom,” said Coach Malcom. “Her abilities offensively will allow her to play a couple of different positions for us and give us more options in our front court.”

Scott player her freshman year (2016-2017) at Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas. She spent last season at Paris Junior College.

Scott had 15 game appearances in her rookie year at Lamar. Offensively, she struggled as her scoring season high was four points scored. Scott’s minutes when she played at Paris Junior College, earning 27 starts.

The combo guard won team offensive MVP honors for Paris Junior College. She averaged nine points per game. Scott scored 26 points (career-high) against Angelina College, shooting 9-18 from the floor.

In high school, Scott notably a McDonald’s All-American and earn three first-team all-district selection at Lakeview Centennial High School in Garland, Texas.

Standing at 5 feet 6 inches, the formidable guard doesn’t have stature, which the Panthers lacked size last season, but it’s a player that can start or come off the bench to give the team different offensive looks.

Thomas brings the Panthers length, standing at 5 feet 9 inches, coming from Norwalk, Ohio.

“I’m very excited to welcome Jiselle Thomas to our program and watch her progress during this upcoming season,” coach Malcom said. “Jiselle is a young lady who loves to play the game and will use this time to enhance her skills. Jiselle’s skill set, personality and positive attitude will all enhance the program right away.”

Thomas player her freshman year (2017-18) at High Point Panthers in High Point, North Carolina. She had 21 game appearances with an average of 6.6 points per game.

In her first game as a true freshman, the native Ohio guard scored 20 points off the bench against NC Wesleyan in just 18 minutes on the floor.

Thomas attended Norwalk High School. She was a sharpshooter for her hometown’s school, scoring 2,023 points in 96 games, averaging 21.1 points per game. In her senior season, the Norwalk standout earned Division-II Player of the Year, as she averaged 24.4 points per game in the 2016-17 season. Thomas scored 35 points nine times in her time at Norwalk High School and averaged 6.1 rebounds per game.

Thomas will not be eligible to play with the Panthers until the 2019-20 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but her value to the FIU women’s basketball team is worth the wait, as she contributes her fire-power offensive and aggressive defense.

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