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Aztec Women's Basketball Signs Sajoyia Griffin to a National Letter of Intent

Head coach Beth Burns announced the signing of Sajoyia Griffin to a National Letter of Intent.
Head coach Beth Burns announced the signing of Sajoyia Griffin to a National Letter of Intent.

April 28, 2010

SAN DIEGO - San Diego State women's basketball head coach Beth Burns announced the signing of guard Sajoyia Griffin (San Antonio, Texas) to a National Letter of Intent. Griffin, who starred at South Plains College the past two years in Levelland, Texas, will join a class that already includes top-100 high school recruits Jasmine Porter and Melissa Sweat, and 2009-10 Aztec redshirts Courtney Clements and Malia Nahinu.

Griffin garnered NJCAA second-team All-America accolades last season, while leading the Lady Texans to a 20-10 record and a spot in the NJCAA Region V Division I championship game. During the season, she averaged 14.7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per contest en route to being named the WJCAC Most Valuable Player. Griffin, who led the Region V with an 82.8 free-throw percentage, helped South Plains to the second-best scoring defense (55.3) in the Region V.

"We are excited to sign Sajoyia to a National Letter of Intent," Burns said. "We wanted to add an experienced, quality point guard to this year's class and Sajoyia was the perfect fit for us. She played her prep ball at Wagner High School in San Antonio, a perennial south-Texas power, and we are thrilled that Sajoyia has decided to join our program."

In her freshman season at South Plains, Griffin averaged 13.1 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.7 steals per game, while shooting 75.7 percent from the charity stripe.

"Coupled with early signees Jasmine Porter and Melissa Sweat, as well as Aztec redshirts Courtney Clements and Malia Nahinu, we feel we have added impact newcomers to our proven returning nucleus," Burns said.

San Diego State finished its 2009-10 campaign with a 23-11 record, won the program's first-ever MWC championship and advanced to the NCAA Sweet 16 with victories over two top-20 schools. SDSU earned a No. 20 ranking in the final ESPN/USA Today Coaches top-25 poll.

2009-10 Aztec Basketball Signees
Sajoyia Griffin, Guard, 5-5, San Antonio Texas (Wagner HS/South Plains College)
Jasmine Porter, Forward, 6-3, Layton, Utah (Layton Christian Academy HS)
Melissa Sweat, Guard, 5-10, Bakersfield, Calif. (Liberty HS (Madera, Calif.))
Courtney Clements*, Guard, 6-0, Long Beach, Calif. (Millikan HS/Arizona)
Malia Nahinu*, Center, 6-6, Hayward, Calif. (Moreau Catholic HS/Arizona)
* = signed with the Aztecs in May 2009