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Barton adds fourth signing from Volunteer state
Jones signs with BCC

Perhaps a game in Memphis should be in the works for the Barton Community College women’s basketball team.

The Cougars added a fourth signee from the Memphis area this past week bringing the total to five the number of players from the Volunteer state on the Barton roster for the upcoming season.

Jalisa Jones is the latest to ink with the Cougars giving Barton three Top 25 Memphis area signees this off season.

Jones, a 5-10 guard, helped her high school to a terrific year her senior season. Overton High School finished the season with a 27-4 record. The Wolverines are a traditional power in Memphis.

“Jalisa brings a very strong work ethic and desire to win,” said Barton assistant coach Alan Clark. “She is a soft spoken but competitive young lady who is a winner.

“I first saw her playing against guys in a workout and knew we needed to get her to Barton. With her lateral quickness and length she always defended the opponent’s best player whether that was a point guard, shooting guard or forward.”

She will join incoming freshman Oreona Brown, Alexus Bryson, and Shyanne Stevenson from the Memphis area as well as returning sophomore Tyanna Warren as Trevor Rolfs prepares for his first season as the head coach of the Barton women.

This past season Barton was led by another player from Memphis in Phikala Anthony, a second team All-Conference pick for the Cougars.