ATLANTA - Georgia State’s women’s basketball head coach Sharon Baldwin announced the signing of Juliet James Tuesday. The 6’0 forward averaged a double-double last season at Northwest Tech CC.

A native of Kaduna, Nigeria, James came to the United States in 2013 and attended Paterson Eastside in New Jersey. Out of high school, James had an impressive freshman season at Northwest Tech CC in Kansas, averaging more than 15 points per game.

In her sophomore year, James developed as a more complete player, averaging a double-double at 11.4 points per game and nearly 13 rebounds per game. She was the top rebounder in the Kansas region and ranked fifth in the NJCAA. She was the third-best offensive rebounder in the NJCAA. James was named a 2016-17 WBCA All-American Honorable Mention.

"We are so excited to have Juliet join our family," Baldwin said. "She comes from a great junior college program and she's an athletic rebounder that runs the floor. She is a great student and person that we look forward to coming to Atlanta."

Georgia State is returning several players from last season including the 2016-17 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year Jada Lewis. The 2015-16 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year Madison Newby also returns after missing the majority of last season with an injury.

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