JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (May 3, 2019) -- East Tennessee State University women’s basketball head coach Brittney Ezell and her staff announced on Friday the Buccaneers have landed 6-foot-4 center Tijuana Kimbro (Memphis, Tenn.) from Hutchinson Community College.
“We are getting an absolute steal with Tijuana,” said Ezell. “Her length, athleticism and shot-blocking ability is not something that coaches can find just anywhere. We are extremely happy that she wanted to come back home to Tennessee. And of course, her connection to Britney Snowden and Coach Keisha McClinic were key factors for us in the process. Ti comes from one of the best and tradition-rich junior college programs in the country and understands how to compete at a high level from her time at Hutch. She will arrive with the opportunity to impact the team immediately in the front court and we are all looking forward to seeing her continue to develop over the next two seasons.”
Kimbro is excited to join the Buccaneer family and be given the opportunity to play at the Division I level.
“I am excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue my collegiate career at ETSU,” said Kimbro, who chose ETSU over Southern Miss. “The team and coaching staff really made my mom and me feel like part of the Buc family immediately. I’m looking forward to getting in the weight room and in the gym with the team this summer.”
Kimbro spent her freshman season at Northwest Florida State where she was a teammate with former Buccaneer Britney Snowden in 2016-17. The Memphis, Tenn. native transferred to Hutchison Community College and sat out as a redshirt in 2017-18 due to an injury. Last season, Kimbro helped guide Hutchinson to a 33-4 record and a trip to the NJCAA National Semifinals. Kimbro totaled 45 blocks this past season, which ranked 39th nationally, and also shot 51 percent from the field. Kimbro registered a double-double (11 points/11 rebounds) against Colby Community College on Feb. 16, while adding 13 points (6-of-10) and nine rebounds versus Allen County on Jan. 5 and posted a 14-point (5-of-8), 7-rebound game against Northwest Kansas Technical College on Jan. 14.
Kimbro, a Memphis native, played high school ball at Memphis Central High School.
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