Coaches Tap BCC’s Stephens For All-Star Basketball
By Space Coast Daily // June 26, 2012
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Sophomore Shaneece Stephens of Brevard Community College has been honored with selection to play in the NJCAA Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s 4th annual All-Star Weekend games July 13 to 15 at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville.
Stephens, a 5-foot-9 guard is a graduate of Port St. Lucie Centennial High and is looking to earn a scholarship to play basketball at a four-year school after this coming season.
She may get a chance to do that, as coaches and recruiters from NCAA schools will be in attendance scouting the players in Niceville.
“I feel pretty good,” Stephens said. “Not going straight to a Division I school, not even D1 but a division school like the rest of my friends, I felt kind of low, like ordinary. It feels pretty good to be selected. “I think it’s going to spur me higher. Out of 40 girls I was selected. I feel pretty good.”
Stephens becomes the second Titan chosen to compete in the All-Star game under BCC’s head women’s basketball coach Renee Bellamy.
Crystal Bell appeared in the game following her freshman year in 2008 and went to finish her career at Jacksonville University.
Bellamy hopes Stephens will draw attention in Niceville.
“She reminds me a lot of Crystal,” Bellamy said. “She carries her heart on her sleeve. She wants to win. She’s very, very competitive. Sometimes she has the tendency to put the weight on herself a little bit too much at times. Last year as a freshman she did a lot.”
Stephens was third overall in scoring for the Florida College System Activities Association/NJCCA Region VIII last season, averaging 18.4 points per game in 30 games.
And, she also earned honors as a first-team Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference All-Star selection.