The Texas A&M women’s basketball program has signed junior college point guard Shambria Washington from the College of Central Florida.
The 5-foot-7 Washington averaged 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.0 steals for the school that is located in Ocala, Florida, earning first-team all-conference honors in the Mid-Florida Conference.
“Shambria is going to give us versatility at the point guard position,” said Texas A&M head coach Gary Blair in a school release. “She is a pass-first point guard, who can also score. She is very much a leader, she is very quick, and she is going to add to what Chennedy Carter can do. We are very excited to add Shambria to our program.”
Carter, the consensus national freshman of the year this past season, averaged 22.7 points and 4.9 points per game. A&M is losing backup point guard Lulu McKinney, who played for the Aggies one season as a graduate transfer from UTEP. McKinney averaged 9.1 minutes, 1.4 points, 1.2 assists and 0.9 rebounds in 33 games for the 26-10 Aggies, who reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
Washington, when she pledged to A&M in February, was looking forward to playing with Carter.
“She’s one of the best athletes in the country,” Washington said. “I’ve watched her play. It would be a great opportunity to distribute for her.”
Washington is A&M’s only addition thus far for the 2018-19 season. A&M is graduating a pair of starters in post Khaalia Hillsman and forward Jasmine Lumpkin, but it also could be losing two more starters. Power forward Anriel Howard and shooting guard Danni Williams are exploring their options and could transfer as graduates. Williams is on line to graduate in May and Howard in August. Both visited Connecticut this past weekend. Howard previously had visited Florida State.