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Women’s basketball inks three prep standouts

Indiya Benjamin, Imani Watkins and Devin Conley to join squad next fall

December 10, 2013


Women’s basketball inks three prep standouts

Head coach Nicole Scholl and the Bearcats have added three players to next year's team

Photo Gallery of NLI Signing Ceremonies

Contact: David O’Brian (dobrian@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y. – The Binghamton women’s basketball program has received a National Letter of Intent (NLI) from three high school seniors as part of the early signing period. All of them will join the Bearcats as freshmen next fall.

“We are excited about our three early signees,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “They all have the ability to come in and make an immediate impact in our program.”

Indiya Benjamin (Lima, Ohio) is a 5-5 guard from Lima High School. She is a three-time, first-team all-conference selection and was named third-team all-state as a junior. Benjamin averaged 13.7 points as a freshman, 16.8 points as a sophomore as well as 17.7 points and 6.8 rebounds in her junior season. Her AAU team is All Ohio.

“Indiya is a true point guard,” Scholl said. “She has the ability to break down defenses with her dribbling and passing.”

Imani Watkins (Jamestown, N.C.) is a 5-8 guard from Wingate Andrews High School. She too is a three-time all-conference selection and was named to the N.C. State All-Prep Team her junior season. During the 2012-13 campaign, Watkins averaged 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.0 steals and 6.0 assists per game. Her AAU team is the Team Reign.

“Imani is a dynamic point guard with the ability to play the wing,” Scholl said. “She can score in a variety of ways and will also be a great addition defensively.” 

Devin Conley (Danville, Ky.) is a 5-8 guard from Boyle County High School. She is a three-time All-Area selection and is currently included in the Rick Bolus Top 50 State Player Rankings. As a junior, she averaged 16.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game. Her AAU team is Kentucky Premier.

“Devin has great court vision and will help with our transition game,” head coach Nicole Scholl said. “In addition to being a great passer, she has a quick release from the outside and will add depth to our outside shooting.”

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