With the recruiting season heading into the summer months the Barton Community College women’s basketball team filled a share of its roster in one city – Memphis.
The city has been good to the Cougars lately and Barton looks for more contributions from its latest signing from the Blues City.
Barton signed a pair of players from Ridgeway High School and another from Manassas High School.
Oreona Brown and Alexus Bryan both come from Ridgway High and will help the Cougars on the perimeter while Shyanne Stevenson from Manassas High will provide Barton with some height.
Brown is a 5-7 off guard who earned All-District 15 honors in Class AAA in Tennessee. She was a member of the Tennessee Basketball Coaches All-Star team.
“Oreona is a really strong, talented athletic guard,” Barton assistant coach Alan Clark said. “We are extremely pleased she has chosen Barton to continue her career. She will have an immediate impact on the Jayhawk Conference.”
Bryson, 5-6, was the point guard for the Roadrunners alongside Brown.
“Alexus will gives us great poise and ball control at the point,” Clark said. “She is extremely intense and competitive and will set a defensive tone for us.”
The two helped Ridgeway to a state runner-up finish as juniors but fell just shy of the state tournament as seniors.
Both originally signed to play at Southern Arkansas in the early signing period.
Stevenson will bring size to Barton as a 6-2 forward/post player. She averaged 17.3 points a game her senior season to go with 13.4 rebounds. As a junior she put up 15.1 points and 12.7 rebounds.
Manassas High is also in District 15 but plays at the Class AA level where she was an All-District pick.
“Shyanne is a gifted lefty,” Clark said. “She will gives us a dual threat of a mid-range shooter and powerful presence on the offensive boards. Her upside potential is tremendous.”