FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas women’s basketball coach Jimmy Dykes welcomes junior college All-American Angelica Amancio de Paulo to the Razorbacks for the 2014-15 season.
Dykes and the Razorbacks have added eight new players for the upcoming year to go along with a solid corps of returners who paced Arkansas to an 18-win season and the second round of the NCAA Championship.
A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, de Paulo is a 6-1 power forward who attended New Mexico Junior College in Hobbs, N.M., for the last two seasons. She scored in double figures in 25 of 30 games this year including the final 14 of the season. She earned First-Team All-America honors and was the Region 5 Player of the Year averaging 16.5 points per game, shooting 43.2% from the floor, 40% from distance and 73.7% from the line. de Paulo also averaged 6.2 rebounds per game and 1.5 assists per game in her final season of junior college basketball.
Dykes has signed two JUCO First-Team All-Americans in de Paulo and center Alecia Cooley from State Fair Community College in Sedalia, Mo.
Angelica is a very versatile offensive player. She can shoot from distance or take on a defender one-on-one. She also has the size to post up if we need her to. Angelica has a chance to immediately impact our team and I’m really looking forward to her arrival on campus.
2014-15 @RazorbackWBB Signees
|Name||Pos||Yr||Ht||Hometown / Previous School|
|Alecia Cooley||C||Jr-Tr||6-4||Evanston, Ill. / Evanston Township HS / State Fair Community College|
|Jordan Danberry||G||Fr||5-8||Conway, Ark. / Conway HS|
|Angelica de Paulo||F||Jr-Tr||6-1||Sao Paulo, Brazil / TBA / New Mexico Junior College|
|Briunna Freeman||G||Fr||5-9||Pelham, Ga. /Pelham HS|
|Malica Monk||G||Fr||5-5||North Little Rock, Ark. / NLR HS|
|Tatiyana Smith||C||Jr-Tr||6-3||Plano, Texas / Plano East HS / Arkansas Baptist College|
|Keiryn Swenson||G/F||Fr||6-1||Wichita, Kan. /Maize HS|
|Bailey Zimmerman||GF||Fr||6-0||Hattieville, Ark. /Wonderview HS|