||Two ICC basketball standouts sign with Prairie View A&M
FULTON, Miss. (WTVA/ICC Athletics) — Itawamba Community College women’s basketball standouts Lanikki McMillian of Pontotoc and Jeronia Allen of Minden, La., signed National Letter of Intents to continue their basketball careers at Prairie View A&M University.
McMillian averaged 6.5 points, 4.7 rebounds, 0.9 assist in 28 games during her final season as a Lady Indian.
“It feels great,” said McMillian. “They (Prairie View A&M) have a good things going and I just wanted to be a part of that.”
The 6'0" forward was named as an alternate for the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) North All-Star team.
“She has been a great kid to have in our program,” said ICC women’s basketball head coach Nanci Gray. “Every day she was a positive influence and in practice she made kids work hard in the post. She’s going to be a great asset to Prairie View and I’m excited that she’s getting that opportunity.”
Allen, a 5'9" guard, averaged 11.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.7 assist per game during her sophomore campaign to earn her a spot on the MACJC North All-Star roster.
“She (Allen) brings positive energy to the floor every day,” said Gray. “She can score from the outside, but can drive the lane as well and Prairie View is getting a great guard.”
The duo helped the Lady Indians win the MACJC North Division title, capture the NJCAA Region 23 Championship and reach the NJCAA National Tournament.
McMillian and Allen will join the Lady Panther program who finished 14-18 overall and 10-8 in their conference and fought their way to the semi-finals of the SWAC tournament.