Louisiana native Nahja Scott inks with New Orleans Women’s Basketball

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NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans head women’s basketball coach Keeshawn Davenport announced the addition of 6-0 forward Nahja Scott, the first signing of the 2021 Spring Class on Wednesday. Scott will have three years of eligibility remaining after joining the Privateers from Bishop State Community College.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to be able to fulfill a goal that I set for myself a long time ago,” an ecstatic Scott said. “I chose UNO because of the genuine vibes I got from the coaching staff and players. I also felt it would be a great opportunity to represent Shreveport by playing in my home state of Louisiana.”

Scott just wrapped up her sophomore year with the Bishop State program. She posted averages of 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds per contest on 48.7 percent shooting from the field. She finished ninth in the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) in shooting percentage and 22nd in rebounds per game.

“I am always elated when we have a new addition to our family, however, I get pumped up when the prospective student-athlete is just as excited as I am,” Davenport said. “I loved Nahja’s energy during our very first conversation. I am sure our fans will see that same energy on the court. Her ability to rebound, score, run the floor, and take charges will certainly bring a level of toughness that’s welcomed inside the Lakefront Arena. She is no stranger to winning championships as she accomplished that at Captain Shreve High School. I believe her best days are yet to come and I am elated that she will spend those days with us.”

“We are excited to see Nahja further her academic and athletic career at the University of New Orleans,” Trenton Eager, the Athletic Director and Head Women’s Coach at Bishop State added. “Nahja has been a great kid for our college and program during her two years here. Her impact will truly be missed on and off the court. Nahja has always brought energy, effort, and enthusiasm to anything she touches and I’m sure that’s what attracted Coach Davenport and I’m sure that’s what she will continue to bring every day! We are very proud of her here at Bishop State and wish her continued success!”

At Captain Shreve High School, Scott helped lead the Gators to a 31-4 record en route to a 66-57 victory over Denham Springs for the Class 5A State Championship to close out her senior year. The title was the first basketball championship in school history and the first team title for the program at the 5A level since 1973.

Scott, a Shreveport native, will give the Privateers some Louisiana flair after the program lost its Louisiana student-athletes to graduation following this past season.

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