The JCJC Lady Bobcats celebrate after winning the MACJC state title earlier this year. (Photo submitted)

JCJC trio to compete at all-star weekend

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Three players and a coach will represent Jones County Junior College in the ninth annual NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Weekend Friday through Monday in Niceville, Fla., on the campus of Northwest Florida State College.

Nique Cherry

Alexis Tolefree

JCJC guard/forward Nique Cherry (Heidelberg), guard Alexis Tolefree (Conway, Ark.) and guard K.K. Tassin (Terry) will play in the event. JCJC assistant Brooke Rhodes will serve as head coach of one of the teams.

Tolefree, a 5-foot-8 rising sophomore guard, was selected for the NJCAA Division I first-team All-American this past season.

Tolefree, an Ole Miss commit, averaged 20 points per game in helping the Lady Bobcats to a record-setting 30-2 mark this past season and the school’s first trip to the NJCAA Division I National Tournament.

Coach Brooke Rhodes

KK Tassin

Cherry, a 6-foot-1 rising sophomore forward, was selected as an NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American as a freshman. She averaged 12.9 points and 10.6 rebounds per game.

Tassin, a 5-foot-9 rising sophomore guard, averaged 10.3 points per game and was picked as an All-MACJC Honorable Mention.

Prior to coming to JCJC, Rhodes served two seasons as an assistant coach at the University of Central Arkansas. She helped guide UCA to a Southland Conference Tournament championship in 2015-16.

Only 40 players from around the country are invited to the All-Star event this weekend.

Activities at the All-Star weekend include team practices, a Hall of Fame Banquet and games on Sunday and Monday.




KK Tassin