MORROW, Ga. --- The impressive 2009-10 Clayton State University
women's basketball recruiting class continued to get stronger as
head coach Dennis Cox announced Tuesday (April 22) the signing of
standout guard/forward Teshymia Tillman from Guilford Technical
Community College in Jamestown, N.C.
A 5-foot-10 native of High Point, N.C., Tillman is the third signee
so far in Clayton State's upcoming recruiting class. She joins post
Breanna Fort from Central Florida Community College and guard
Latonda Bruce from Daytona State. They will become part of a
Clayton State program that went 26-7 this season, advancing to the
NCAA Division II "Elite Eight" for the second time in the last
Cox, whose Clayton State teams have compiled a 125-37 record in
five season, said Tillman is extremely athletic and very strong, a
great rebounder for her size with a strong finish and can pull up
for a soft jump shot as well. We see her as a natural small
forward, but expect her to contribute at the two guard and power
forward positions as well."
Playing under head coach Treka McMillian at GTCC, Tillman averaged
17 points, eight rebounds and three assists a game, while shooting
52 percent from the field this season. She garnered NJCAA
All-Region X honors in the process in pacing GTCC - a first-year
program - to the NJCAA Region X championship.
"With us being a first-year program, she was a solid leader for our
younger kids and a tremendous player that was very coachable," said
McMillian. "We put a lot of responsibility on her shoulders and she
really stepped up. We think she will do will in her transition and
make some big contributions at Clayton State."
Prior to her sophomore season at Guilford Tech, Tillman started her
collegiate career at Division I Western Carolina . She played in 27
games with 16 starts for the Catamounts, averaging eight points and
four rebounds a game. Tillman scored in double-figures in seven
games, including 20 points against Furman, 16 points against
Wofford and 15 points against UNC-Greensboro.
Tillman was a four-year standout at High Point Central High School
under head coach Kenny Carter. She scored more than 1,800 career
points and averaged double-digit scoring and more than five assists
per game in each of her four seasons. She paced the Bison to four
straight conference championships, a North Carolina State
championship during her freshman season and the state finals during
her senior season.
Tillman was a four-time All-Tri-County 3-A performer at High Point
Central, garnering Player of the Year honors during her senior
(This release, prepared by Clayton State University,
was edited by GTCC)
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