Women's Basketball Signs Three To Class Of 2016

Nov. 28, 2011

CINCINNATI – A trio of future Bearcats have signed their National Letters of Intent to play women’s basketball starting in the 2012-13 season, head coach Jamelle Elliott announced today (Nov. 28).

“We are really excited about our 2012 recruiting class,” Elliott said. “Shelbi, Alexis, and Jasmine are not only good basketball players, but they are excellent students in the classroom. In addition, Shelbi will give us some physicality in the post, Jasmine will give us another scorer, and Alexis Durley is a really good point guard that is a proven winner both with her high school and AAU team. I am looking forward to all three of them being in the Bearcat uniform next year.”

Shelbi Chandler
6-3 | Forward | Fr. | Indianapolis, Ind. | Pike
High school:
Three-year letterwinner … deemed the team’s most improved player as a freshman … sophomore year team went 15-6, advanced to county finals and finished as the runner-up … junior year team finished third in Conference Indiana … named the 2011 Rick Bolus Camp MVP … recorded 7 ppg, 7 rpg and 2 apg through three years.

Personal: Born December 13, 1993 … daughter of James and Alfreda Chandler … has two sisters … majoring in physical therapy.

Alexis Durley
5-8 | Guard | Fr. | Houston, Texas | Andy Dekaney HS
High school:
Four-year point guard … named to first-team all-district and academic team her freshmen year … deemed team’s offensive player of the year as a sophomore … selected by Houston Chronicle as athlete of the week during her sophomore year … named co-MVP and an academic team selection as a junior … in her four years, recorded 856 points, 65 three-pointers, 279 free throws, 467 assists and 407 steals.

Personal: Born July 1, 1994 … daughter of Sharon and Adrien Durley … has two brothers and two sisters … majoring in exercise science.



Jasmine Whitfield
5-10 | Crestwood, Ky. | South Oldham
High school:
All-time steals leader in South Oldham history … named to all-region team her sophomore and junior years … named to all-district team as a freshman, sophomore and junior … competed in the junior all-star game … averaged 20.9 ppg and led the team in steals (4.3) and assists (2.4) her junior year … hit 56.2 percent from the field, including 34.3 percent from three-point range as a junior … averaged 7.3 rpg her junior year … junior year team went 22-6 and won district championship and made it to semifinals of regionals … played AAU ball for Kentucky Premier.

Personal: Born December 23, 1993 … daughter of Wilbert and Vanessa Whitfield … has one sister … majoring in engineering.