Women's basketball signs three JUCO transfers
Thursday, April 14, 2016
By Logan Butts
Women's basketball signs three JUCO transfers

NASHVILLE – Lipscomb women’s basketball head coach Greg Brown has announced the signing of three junior college transfers.

Auriana Broughton, Meredith Lovelady, and Loshaveon Jones will be joining the Lady Bisons for the 2016-17 season.

“We are so excited about this recruiting class from the early and late signing periods,” Brown said. “Each of the signees bring a skillset on and off the floor that we need to complement our returning players.

“Shay, Meredith, and Auri bring high-level competition and postseason experience to our team as well.”

As a sophomore at Shelton State, Lovelady lit it up from outside. The 5-9 guard averaged 2.2 three-pointers per game while hitting 38.6 percent from behind the arc. She finished third on her team with 11.1 points per game as the team captain.

“Meredith’s competitiveness and ability to just get things done on the floor will be huge for us,” Brown said. “Her confidence and experience make her a great addition.”

While winning two conference titles at Daytona State, Jones averaged 7.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, and a team-high 1.2 blocks. The 5-10 forward provided a steady post presence for Daytona State. 

“Her energy and versatility are what we first noticed,” Brown said. “Her skillset is a great fit both offensively and defensively. We’re excited about what she brings to both ends of the floor.”

Off the court, Broughton earned an All-Academic nod during her sophomore season at Georgia Highlands College. On the court, the 5-10 guard notched 8.2 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.0 assists per game.

“Auri’s energy and intensity, especially on the defensive end, are some of the skills people will immediately notice,” Brown said.

Each of the three players competed in the 2015-16 NJCAA DI Women's Basketball Championship Tournament. Jones' Daytona State squad and Broughton's Georgia Highlands College team both advanced to the second round. Lovelady and Shelton State finished third overall.