Stillman WBB Full of New Faces to Open 2021-22

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – A full roster of newcomers join the duo of Imani Wimbish-Gay and Devyn Lockhart to make up the 2021-2022 Stillman College women’s basketball roster in Alico Dunk‘s fifth year as head coach. 

“I’m excited about this year’s team. We’re very, very talented. For the first time since I’ve been here we’ll be able to put some points on the board. We’re talented in every position. For us, it’s a matter of putting it all together. We’ve got good size, good post play and good guard play,” Dunk said. “With 10 newcomers it always presents challenges for a program. Everyone is trying to find their way and trying to fill me out, and I’m trying to figure out the right combination.”

Wimbish-Gay and Lockhart each averaged more than 20 minutes a game for Stillman in its shortened 2020-2021 season, which began in January. Dunk says he looks for both to be leaders to help their 11 new teammates learn the system and program’s expectations. 

Highlights among this year’s fresh faces are combo guards Hannah Boykin-Williams (5’6″, Chicago, Illinois, Lincoln Trail College), Laneja Warner (5’7″, Columbus, Georgia, Coastal Alabama North) and Mikayla Alexander (5’6″, Little Rock, Arkansas, Collin College). 

“They all bring something unique to the table and can score the ball in their own right,” Dunk said. 

Jamesha King, a junior post player from Panama City, Florida out of Southern Union Community College is expected to be a “big-time presence” in the post. “She’s going to be a handful to deal with. She’s very active around the basket and brings a ton of energy. She’s very skilled and a hard-nosed player,” Dunk said.
Freshmen Ranijah Brown (Prattville, Ala.) and Tamia Farris (Cleveland, Ohio) join juniors Kelcie Smith (Birmingham, Ala./Huntingdon College), Amaria Strong (East Mississippi Community College), Desiree Tyner (Loachapoka, Ala./Paine College) and Korryn Miller (Dayton, Ohio / Sinclair Community College), Am

Stillman College women’s basketball opens its 26-game schedule Oct. 23-24 at Talladega College’s Women’s Basketball Dream Academy Classic, taking on Florida Memorial University and Fisk University at 4 p.m. each day. Temperature checks and masks are required for entry to the event. Admission is $20/day or $35 for both days.

After the opening weekend, Stillman will travel to Nashville on Nov. 2 to meet Fisk again before a trip to Oakwood University on Nov. 6 and a weekend at Rust College, Nov. 12-13. The HBCU swing to open the season will conclude Nov. 20 when Stillman returns to Talladega to meet the Tornadoes in their Southern States Athletic Conference opener. 

Stillman will play four home games in December, including home SSAC games against Middle Georgia on Dec. 2 and Brewton-Parker on Dec. 4. Seven of 10 games in January will be played on the road before Stillman closes the year with five-straight home games in February. 

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