ST. BONAVENTURE, N.Y. – Jurnee President, a 5-10 guard from Fort Worth, Texas, has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend St. Bonaventure University, Bonnies head coach Jesse Fleming announced. President will be a junior with two seasons of eligibility.
President, who will be eligible for the 2019-20 season, spent the last two seasons at New Mexico Junior College, helping her team compile a record of 59-10 over the two-year span. As a sophomore, she started in all 35 games, averaging 9.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game while helping the Thunderbirds to a National Junior College Athletics Association Division I National Tournament berth and the National Championship Game. She shot 89 percent at the foul line and sank 54 3s during her sophomore season. New Mexico Junior College was ranked No. 1 in the first NJCAA Division I Top 25 poll of the season and spent several weeks ranked in the top 10.
In the Thunderbirds' National Tournament game against top-ranked Wabash Valley, she scored 16 points on 5-of-12 shooting and added four three-pointers.
Also during her sophomore season, President scored in double figures 15 times, including a career-high 20 points with five three-pointers against Central Arizona College.
"We are excited to get a player of Jurnee's caliber this late in the recruiting process," Fleming said. "A lot of credit goes to (assistant coach) Ryan Phillips who worked really hard to gain this commitment. Jurnee has played in big games, helping her team to the National Junior College National Championship Game and was the leading scorer against the No. 1 team in the country. She is a scorer who can really shoot the ball; she can defend and has quickness to the ball. Her big game experience is going to help us right away and we couldn't be more thrilled to have her and her family as a part of this program."
President is one of six newcomers to this year's roster joining freshmen Olivia Brown, Kaitlyn Parker and Olivia Tucker and junior college transfer Kayla Wilson. Transfer guard Tori Harris will sit out the 2019-20 season per NCAA transfer rules.
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