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Women's Basketball Adds Two During Early Signing Period
Friday, November 15, 2019
Women's Basketball Adds Two During Early Signing Period

NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State University head women’s basketball coach Jessica Kern announced the signing of Brali Simmons and Jada Spence to National Letters of Intent on Thursday. 

Brali Simmons 5-7 | Guard | Memphis, Tenn. | St. Agnes Academy

  • Averaged 16.0 ppg, 6.0 apg, 3.0 rpg while shooting 43.3 percent from the field as a junior
  • Led TBW in points, assists in steals
  • 2x Division II-AA First Team Selection (2017-18, 2018-19)
  • 2x All-Region Team Selection (2017-18, 2018-19)
  • Division II-AA Best Newcomer Award 2017-18
  • The Classic Silver Champion 2017-18
  • Dragon Fire All-Tournament Team 2017-18
  • Led the team in made three-pointers and three-point percentage in 2017-18
  • HI-C League Tournament MVP
  • Team leader in steals and assists (2017-18)
  • Academic Honor: Beta Club 2017


“Brali is an explosive guard who keeps the defense on their toes. Her ability to get to the rim at will, be efficient from behind the arch, pass with precision and defend baseline to baseline is a coach’s dream. She is a phenomenal student & teammate. We are elated to keep this shining star right here in TN. She will be an immediate impact player - who I’m sure our fans will love.” 

Jada Spence 6-0 | Guard/Forward | Pius XI Catholic High School

  • Averaged 14.0 ppg, 9.0 rpg, 2.0 apg during 2018-19 season
  • Player Of The Game Waukesha South High School Holiday Tournament December 27, 2018
  • All Tournament Team Waukesha South High School Holiday Tournament December 27,2018
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Player Of The Week January 1, 2019
  • Player Of The Game Pius High School Hank Raymonds Holiday Tournament January 5, 2019
  • Most Improved Player 2018
  • Player Of The Game Brookfield Central Tournament 2017


“Jada is a long forward who comes from a history of winning. Her ability to play several positions allows us to stay true to our philosophy of position-less basketball. Both a student on and off the floor, her great work ethic and high motor brings us great depth to an already fast & athletic team. We look forward to watching her blossom as she wears BLUE.”