Mercedes Jorge was brought on to Sharon Baldwin's staff as a graduate assistant prior to the 2017-18 season.
A native of Orlando, Fla., Jorge played three seasons of basketball at Embry-Riddle after one season at Indian River State CC. She averaged double-digit scoring at Embry-Riddle and earned both an All-Academic and All-Conference selection from the Sun Conference during her time as an Eagle. She started 79 career games and averaged more than 30.0 minutes per game in all three seasons. Jorge was a talented rebounder as well, posting 8.1 per game for her career.
Jorge attended Lake Mary HS in Orlando where she averaged 15 points and 10 boards per game as a senior, helping the Rams to four district titles and three conference titles.