RAMS ADD FORMER RUTGERS STANDOUT JEUNE

RICHMOND, Va. – VCU Women's Basketball head coach Beth O'Boyle has announced the addition of Aliyah Jeune who has transferred from Rutgers University.

Jeune, who recently completed her sophomore season at Rutgers, is required by NCAA rules to sit out the 2017-18 season and will then have two seasons of eligibility remaining.

"We are very excited for Aliyah to join our VCU family. I have known Aliyah since high school and am truly looking forward to coaching her on the court. Aliyah is an extremely versatile player who can score both by attacking the rim and with her ability to knock down 3-pointers. Her athleticism and length will also fit extremely well with our up-tempo style of play," O'Boyle said.

Jeune played in all 30 games for the Scarlet Knights this past season and earned 23 starts. She averaged 8.2 points per game and registered 11 double figure scoring games, including a career-high 17 points at Iowa. She led Rutgers in scoring on five occasions this past season and also averaged 3.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists per contest.

During her freshman season at Rutgers, she appeared in 21 games but missed nine games during the season with an ankle injury and averaged 1.4 points per game.

Jeune attended high school at the Life Center Academy where she was a three-time First Team All-New Jersey and all-star selection. She also Averaged 18.1 points per game and helped Life Center Academy finish with a 28-6 mark during her junior campaign and a 31-2 record as a sophomore. Jeune led Burlington County in three-point field goals made (109). She was ranked as the No. 37 prospect by Blue Star and the No. 14 wing player in the class of 2015 by Prospect Nation.


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