Women's Basketball

Nyjah Porcher
Nyjah Porcher

Class: JR

Hometown: New Britain, CT

Height: 5-10

NYJAH AT A GLANCE: Has the ability to get to the basket as well as shoot from long range…Excellent rebounder…Physically strong and athletic, solid on-ball defender and an even better help/weak side defender…Can defend post players or guards.

PREVIOUS COLLEGE: Played two seasons at the Community College of Rhode Island for coach Kate Lynch.SOPHOMORE (2012-13 - CCRI): Started in all 32 games as a sophomore...Averaged 14.6 points, while shooting 47.8 percent from the field, and 10.7 rebounds per game…Led the Lady Knights to a 25-7 record and their 10th consecutive Region XXI title and the District O Championship...Earned a berth in the NJCAA Division II women’s Basketball National Championship Tournament, reaching the “Elite Eight”…Named NJCAA National Player of the Week (March 7, 2013) during which she averaged a double-double (21 rebounds) for that week…An All-Region and All-Star selection…Finished third on the CCRI all-time rebounding list. FRESHMAN (2011-12 - CCRI): As a freshman, averaged 10 points, 7.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.8 steals per game.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played at New Britain High for coach Tasha Manzie ... Averaged 15.9 points and 9.9 rebounds per game as a senior with the Hurricanes ... Earned all-conference honors.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Christopher Porcher and Lasandra Thompson ... One of five siblings including Christopher, Jr., Kaylon, Dorian and Jahai ... Majoring in physical education.

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