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Alissa Alston Joins Lady Rebels’ Basketball Team

The Ole Miss women’s basketball team added another member to its family when Alissa Alston (New Haven, Conn.) signed an SEC and Institutional Aid agreement to join the women’s basketball team for the 2015-16 season.

Photo courtesy Ole Miss Athletics
Photo courtesy Ole Miss Athletics

“I am extremely happy to be adding a player of Alissa’s caliber to our program,” said head coach Matt Insell. Alissa is someone that we have been recruiting since we arrived on campus and we are extremely happy that she has decided to join Rebel Nation. She is an explosive guard with great court vision and the ability to score the basketball in many different ways, which really excites me as a coach.”

Alston started her prep career at Career Hill Magnet School in New Haven, Connecticut. A member of the varsity squad, Alston averaged 13.3 points per game, 4.7 assists per game and 3.0 steals per game. She was a New Haven Register first team all-state selection in 2013 as well as an all-area selection. She led her team to the Southern Connecticut Conference division titles.

“I feel we have one of the most explosive backcourts in the country,” said Insell. “Alissa is another major addition to our already talented backcourt. I couldn’t be happier with our 2015 recruiting class and I look forward to the impact they will make on our program over the next four years. Our future is bright and we’re glad to welcome this group to the Ole Miss family.”

Alston spent her final two seasons playing at the Upper Room Christian Academy in Long Island, New York. She was a Northeast Super Region selection and was the Upper Room women’s basketball Player of the Year. She led her squad to the USA Prep National Championship and a 26-3 record as a sophomore.

Alston joins Madinah Muhammad (Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young), Victoria “Torri” Lewis (Olive Branch, Miss./Home School), Jonell Williams (Palatka, Fla./Palatka), Cecilia Muhate Peña (Madrid, Spain) and Sue Key (Dubach, La./Chipola JC) as players who will join the team in 2015-16.

2015 Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Signing Class
Victoria Lewis – 5-11 – Guard – Olive Branch, Miss. (Home School)
Madinah Muhammad – 5-8 – Guard – Chicago, Ill. (Whitney Young HS)
Jonell Williams – 6-3- Forward/Center – Palatka, Fla. (Palatka HS)
Cecilia Muhate Peña — 6-2 – Forward/Center — Madrid, Spain
Sue Key — 5-9 — Guard — Dubach, La. (Chipola JC)
Alissa Alston — 5-8 — Guard — New Haven, Conn. (Upper Room Christian)

For further ticket information go to OleMissTix.com or call the Ole Miss Ticket Office at 1-888-REB-TKTS (732-8587). For all Ole Miss women’s basketball news and information, go to OleMissSports.com, and follow the Rebels on Twitter at @OleMissWBB and on Facebook at Ole Miss Women’s Basketball. Fans can also follow Ole Miss women’s basketball head coach Matt Insell on Twitter at @minsell.

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