JONESBORO, Ark. (4/24/19) – Arkansas State women’s basketball coach Matt Daniel has announced the signing of transfer guard Jada Stinson to the Red Wolves roster. Stinson transfers to A-State from the University of Memphis and will have two years of eligibility remaining when she takes the court for the 2020-21 season.
“Jada is a versatile guard that can play all three positions,” said Daniel. “I’ve known her and her family for years and I’m glad to finally have her as part of our family. Her tenacity and passion for the game will be a great addition to our program.”
A 5-8 guard from Elizabethtown, Ky., Stinson played two seasons at Memphis. This past season as a sophomore, Stinson averaged 5.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. She played in 30 of 31 games, making 16 starts while playing 24.3 minutes per game. She reached double figures in five games, including a season-high 12 points at UConn.
In her freshman season with the Tigers, Stinson started 14 of the 28 games in which she appeared while averaging 30.6 minutes per game. She finished fourth on the team in scoring, notching 6.8 points per contest. She pulled down 2.3 rebounds per game and dished out 2.6 assists per game.
Stinson led Elizabethtown High School to a 28-4 overall record as a senior and a Fifth Region Regional Finals appearance. In the regional semifinal, she scored a game-high 30 points. She competed in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star game and finished her senior year averaging 18.1 points, 5.9 assists, 4.3 steals and 4.0 rebounds per game. She was named the Fifth Region Player of the Year at the KHSAA State Tournament and was a Lexington Herald-Leader First Team All-State selection. She was rated a three-start point guard that was ranked No. 22 at her position by ESPN.com.