Northeast women's basketball signs recruit from United Kingdom

by amandab  4/21/2017 8:48:20 AM -- 

NORFOLK - The Northeast Community College women’s basketball team has added a recruit from the United Kingdom to its 2017-18 roster. Matt Svehla, Northeast coach, said he has signed Jade Blackburn, Surrey, United Kingdom.

Blackburn is a 6’1” guard/forward who played for the Sevenoaks Suns in the Women’s British Basketball League. She helped the Suns reach the league championship game, where they finished runner-up. Blackburn has also represented England on numerous national teams, and she averages nearly 20 points per game.

“Jade is a great fit for our program,” said Svehla. “She brings awesome versatility, and she has a very wide set of skills. She is a player who can post you up on one possession, but known down the three on the next. Her length and versatility will allow her to play different positions and to pose some problems for opponents. She has substantial experience playing against good competition. The league she has played in has some very talented and experienced players.”

Blackburn joins Kori Fischer, South Sioux City, Lauren Hunstad, Parker, SD, Bailey Nuzum, Papillion, and Tegan Pompa, Elgin, IL, as the latest recruits to sign with Northeast.

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PHOTO ID: Jade Blackburn. (Courtesy Northeast Community College)

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