Women's Basketball Adds Two to Recruiting Class

May 17, 2011


CINCINNATI - The Cincinnati Bearcats women's basketball program has added two student-athletes to its 2011 recruiting class, third-year head coach Jamelle Elliott announced today (May 17).

"We are very excited that both Lesha [Dunn] and Chelsea [Jamison] will be joining the Bearcat family," Elliott said. "Lesha is going to give us a presence on the inside with the ability to block shots and give us some points in the paint. Chelsea is an extremely hard worker who does the intangible things you need done on the floor in addition to being able to score."

Lesha Dunn (Toronto, Canada/Trinity Valley Community College) and Chelsea Jamison (Indianapolis, Ind./Broad Ripple) are the latest additions to Elliott's squad. Both will be immediately eligible for the Bearcats. Dunn, a 6-4 junior college transfer from Texas, averaged 6.9 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, in addition to 20 blocked shots in 24 contests last season. Her team went 31-2 and finished No. 3 in the nation. She hails from the same community college as former Bearcat Shareese Ulis.

Jamison is a three-year varsity starter who is the ninth-leading scorer in Broad Ripple High School girl's basketball history. A 5-10 guard, she holds the top spot for points scored in a single game (43) at Broad Ripple, while being named the 2011 MVP at the Eric Gordon All-Star Super Shootout. A member of The Family Inc. AAU program, Jamison made First Team All-City after leading her team in points (17.5 ppg), assists and rebounds (10.5 rpg) last season.

The duo joins a pair of early signees in Talequia Hamilton (Huntington, W. Va./Huntington) and Alyesha Lovett (Newark, N.J./Malcom X. Shabazz) to round out Elliott's third recruiting class.