Tampa Bay Times: Jerica Coley isn’t fixating on WNBA
The Tampa Bay Times has a piece on RSCPHSW student Jerica Coley, and her next steps and she looks forward to graduating with a degree in Dietetics.
From the Times:
She left St. Petersburg as one of the city’s most decorated high school basketball players, an unselfish teammate with the ability to take over a game when she needed to, with a basket or an assist or a steal.
But usually a basket.
And yet, college coaches weren’t banging down Jerica Coley’s door. USF said it had too many guards; same for Florida. Miami didn’t have room, and the St. Petersburg Catholic star’s smaller frame didn’t help.
Here’s what they missed out on:
Jerica Coley scored 3,073 points at Florida International.
She led all of Division I in scoring as a junior and a senior.
She won two Sun Belt Conference player of the year awards — the Golden Panthers moved to Conference USA before this past season — and she was one of five finalists for this year’s Nancy Lieberman award given to the nation’s best point guard.
Her number was retired during her senior season, while she was still active.
And she spawned one of the great hash tags in sports: #HolyColey.
#HolyColey indeed. Read the full piece at the Tampa Bay Times.