The Times-Union highlights the area’s top players in Division I women’s basketball for 2019-20.
In the 2019-20 season, 26 players with high school ties to the First Coast competed on NCAA Division I women's basketball rosters, a season abruptly cut short in March by the coronavirus pandemic.
The Times-Union lists the First Coast’s Division I women’s basketball players for 2020. Players must have played at, graduated from or gone in a prep school capacity at a local school to be considered at that program. Redshirts are indicated by an *.
Complete list of players on Division I rosters:
G Destiny Arvinger, 5-5, Sr., Texas Southern, Oakleaf
Averaged 3.9 points and 1.3 assists in 17 games.
F Day'Neshia Banks, 5-10, Jr., Stetson, Ribault
Led Hatters with 16.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game in second-team All-ASun season.
F Rellah Boothe, 6-3, So., Middle Tennessee, Potter's House
Played in seven games, with an average of 6.3 points; missed start of year due to knee surgery.
G Sydne Caddy, 5-10, So., Evansville, Fernandina Beach
Played 16 games, starting six, averaging 2.4 points.
F Christen Carter, 5-10, Sr.*, Samford, Bolles
Transfer from South Alabama played 19 games, with average of 1.6 rebounds.
F Peyton Carter, 6-0, Fr., Davidson, Nease
Appeared in eight games.
F Rennia Davis, 6-2, Jr., Tennessee, Ribault
Lady Vols' top player averaged 18 points, 8.2 rebounds with 11 double-doubles; won first-team All-SEC honors.
F Shania Edgecombe, 6-1, So., Stetson, Ribault
Did not play after transfer from Southern Miss.
C Naomi Ekwedike, 6-6, Jr.*, San Diego State, Potter's House
Appeared in 17 games in return from injury.
F Dawn Gipson, 6-1, Sr., Morgan State, Ribault
Played in four games.
G Glenisha Harkless, 6-0, So., Florida Atlantic, University Christian
Averaged 3.0 points in 21 games, with nine starts.
C Camille Hobby, 6-1, Fr., N.C. State, Nease
Played in 20 games, with average of 2.2 points and 1.2 rebounds as Wolfpack won ACC title.
C Baileigh Larson, 6-2, Sr., College of Charleston, Oakleaf
Played in 26 games, scoring an average of 2.5 points with 2.3 rebounds.
G Janasia Law, 5-5, Jr., Delaware State, Lee
Starting point guard led Hornets with 2.7 assists per game, plus 6.9 points, 1.5 steals after junior college transfer.
C Shalonda Neely, 6-0, Sr.*, Jacksonville, Arlington Country Day
Played in 19 games with 11 starts, averaging 7.6 points and 4.9 rebounds.
G Valerie Nesbitt, 5-8, Sr., Ole Miss, Potter's House
Averaged 11.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 3.2 steals in 15 games before leaving team in January.
F Chioma Nkpuechina, 6-2, Sr., Maryland-Eastern Shore, Potter's House
Played in 29 games, with three starts.
G Tia Robinson, 5-7, Fr., North Florida, Nease
Did not play during redshirt season.
G Jada Scott, 6-1, Fr., Cincinnati, Frederica Academy
Appeared in 16 games with one start.
G Jadyn Scott, 6-1, Fr., Cincinnati, Frederica Academy
Played in 22 games.
G Sydney Searcy, 5-6, Sr., Morgan State, Nease
Played in 24 games, starting 10, with 2.8 points and 2.4 rebounds per game.
F Sierra Swanda, 5-10, Jr., Navy, Potter's House
Appeared in two games.
F Ja'Tavia Tapley, 6-3, Sr., Arizona State, University Christian
Led Sun Devils with 11.6 points, 6.2 rebounds; named to media All Pac-12 team.
F Jalaysha Thomas, 6-0, So., LSU, Potter's House
Played in 19 games after transfer from Florida.
G Kiya Turner, 5-6, Fr., Middle Tennessee, Nease
Played in 26 games.
G Delicia Washington, 6-0, Sr., Clemson, Baker County
Did not play.