Ladyjacks Add Two To Signing Class
April 17, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks head basketball coach Brandon Schneider announced the signing of Taylor Ross (Pflugerville HS – Pflugerville, Texas) and Destiny Bragman (Trinidad State JC, Colorado – Albuquerque, NM) to National Letters of intent Wednesday afternoon, completing a five-player 2013 signing class.
Ross, a 5’6” point guard, comes from a winning culture at Pflugerville where she helped guide the Panthers to a combined 77-2 record over the past two seasons. Ross averaged 8.5 points per game last year while also dishing out 3.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game.
“Taylor is a true point guard and floor leader,” Schneider said. “She only lost four games in her high school career and has been tutored by one of the best coaches in our state in Nancy Walling. She’s extremely fundamentally sound offensively and is a tremendous on ball defender. She’ll bring depth to our point guard position and an obvious winning attitude.”
In 2013, Ross collected a plethora of accolades, which included being named the 5A District 16 MVP. She also earned first-team all-region honors and was a TABC and TGCA 5A All-State selection, and ended the year by being named to the UIL All-State Tournament Team.
“Taylor helped raise the level of our success here at Pflugerville High School by her tenaciousness and leadership on the court,” Pflugerville Head Coach Nancy Walling said. “She’s a competitor that has court savvy, and you will often find her studying game film to help her improve her game. I’m so proud to have been able to coach Taylor, watching her grow and mature as a person; I know that she’ll continue to be successful.”
Bragman, a 6’2” center, spent her freshman year last season at Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado. Bragman was second in the nation in blocks per game (3.8) and also averaged 12.3 points and 8.0 rebounds.
“Destiny brings an immediate interior presence to our program, especially defensively,” Schneider said. “She is a shot blocker/shot changer and her 3.8 blocks per game ranked her second in the nation. Her offensive game has improved a great deal the past two years. We are excited to have her as an addition to our front line.”
Ross and Bragman complete the five-player class that already consists of Brentney Branch, Alexis Fatheree and Adrienne Lewis.