Arkansas State adds to women’s basketball roster with 2 transfers

Arkansas State adds to women’s basketball roster with 2 transfers
Source: AStateRedWolves

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT & AStateRedWolves) - Matt Daniel continues to make headlines for Arkansas State women’s basketball.

The Red Wolves added a pair of D1 transfers on Wednesday. Jada Stinson and Talia Roldan will be eligible to play in the 2020-2021 season.

Read more on both additions below.

Jada Stinson (Memphis)

Arkansas State women’s basketball coach Matt Daniel has announced the signing of transfer guard Jada Stinson to the Red Wolves roster. Stinson transfers to A-State from the University of Memphis and will have two years of eligibility remaining when she takes the court for the 2020-21 season.

“Jada is a versatile guard that can play all three positions,” said Daniel. “I’ve known her and her family for years and I’m glad to finally have her as part of our family. Her tenacity and passion for the game will be a great addition to our program.”

A 5-8 guard from Elizabethtown, Ky., Stinson played two seasons at Memphis. This past season as a sophomore, Stinson averaged 5.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. She played in 30 of 31 games, making 16 starts while playing 24.3 minutes per game. She reached double figures in five games, including a season-high 12 points at UConn.

In her freshman season with the Tigers, Stinson started 14 of the 28 games in which she appeared while averaging 30.6 minutes per game. She finished fourth on the team in scoring, notching 6.8 points per contest. She pulled down 2.3 rebounds per game and dished out 2.6 assists per game.

Stinson led Elizabethtown High School to a 28-4 overall record as a senior and a Fifth Region Regional Finals appearance. In the regional semifinal, she scored a game-high 30 points. She competed in the Ohio-Kentucky All-Star game and finished her senior year averaging 18.1 points, 5.9 assists, 4.3 steals and 4.0 rebounds per game. She was named the Fifth Region Player of the Year at the KHSAA State Tournament and was a Lexington Herald-Leader First Team All-State selection. She was rated a three-start point guard that was ranked No. 22 at her position by ESPN.com.

Talia Roldan (UAB)

Arkansas State women’s basketball coach Matt Daniel has announced the signing of transfer forward Talia Roldan to the Red Wolves roster. Roldan transfers to A-State from UAB and will have two years of eligibility remaining when she takes the court for the 2020-21 season.

“Talia has experience in a championship culture,” Daniel said. “Her skill set will be of great value with her ability to play inside and stretch the floor. She is a coach’s kid who loves the gym. I am excited for her to be a part of our family.”

Roldan played in 19 games as a sophomore for UAB last year averaging 1.1 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. As a freshman, she appeared in 16 games helping the Blazers to 27 total wins and 13 wins in C-USA play, both program records. UAB won their first Conference USA Regular Season Championship and made their first postseason appearance since 2010-11. She averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in her freshman campaign.

A native of Merrillville, Ind., Roldan netted 402 points and reeled in 293 rebounds in two seasons for Andrean High School. She averaged 10.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as a senior after averaging 12.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks as a junior. She represented Puerto Rico on its U18 Junior National team where she averaged 5.8 points per game and 5.5 rebounds per game in five international games. She played her freshman and sophomore seasons at Griffith High School totaling 401 points and 308 rebounds in the two seasons. A two-sport star, Roldan also played volleyball as a freshman and helped Griffith win a sectional title. In her senior year at Andrean, she registered 124 kills, 31 blocks and 18 digs.

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