MORGANTOWN—On the first day of the spring signing period for collegiate athletics, WVU women’s basketball gained four signees that will be a part of the 2020-21 class.
Mountaineer women’s basketball head coach Mike Carey received LOI’s (Letters of Intent) from Georgia Tech transfer Jasmine Carson (Memphis, TN), Chipola Community College transfer Ariel Cummings (Toledo, OH), Mississippi State transfer Jayla Hemingway (Collierville, TN), and Hutchinson Community College transfer Abby Ogle (Baldwin City, KS).
“This is an extremely exciting day for our program,” stated Carey. “I am thrilled about the addition of each of these players as they all bring a different skill set and add a different element to our roster. I am really looking forward to getting back on the court, and to the start of the 2020-21 season. The future is extremely bright for our program.”
A 5’10 guard, Carson played in 51 games during her two seasons at Georgia Tech and averaged 6.7 points per game. She saw action in all 31 games as a sophomore for the Yellow Jackets and posted 9.7 points and 3.2 rebounds per game in six starts. Carson shot 35.9% from the field, including team-high 33.8% from behind the arc, during the 2019-20 season and scored in double figures 15 times. Her best game of the season came in Georgia Tech’s win over East Tennessee State on Dec. 15, 2019, when she scored a career-high 26 points and shot 10-of-15 (66.7%) from the field, including 6-of-8 (75.0%) from behind the arc.
A 6’3 post player, Cummings played in 49 games for Chipola Community College, starting 26 of those contests in two seasons with the program. Over the course of her career, she averaged 8.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.9 blocks per game, while shooting 49.8% from the field. Last season, the former Notre Dame Academy star averaged 13.9 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per game for Chipola and shot 54.1% from the floor. She also posted 12 double-doubles and accounted for multiple blocks in 17 games during the 2019-20 campaign. After the season, Cummings was named to the All-Panhandle Conference 1st Team.
A 5’11 guard, Hemingway played in 24 games as a freshman and averaged 1.6 points per game for Mississippi State last season. She finished the season with a 5.7 assist-to-turnover ratio and notched multiple assists in five games in 2019-20. During the summer of 2019, she helped Team USA win the silver medal at the World University Games, averaging 6.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.
A 5’8 guard, Ogle played in 67 games and posted 63 starts in two seasons at Hutchinson Community
College in Kansas. She averaged 11.2 points per game on 56.8% shooting during her time with the Blue
Dragons. Ogle played in 30 games during her sophomore season to go along with 28 starts and averaged
15.5 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 3.7 assists per game. She also tallied four double-doubles and led Hutchinson in scoring 14 times as a sophomore. Ogle helped guide the Blue Dragons to a 28-4 record and the Jayhawk West championship just a season ago. During the 2019-20 campaign, she shot 59.3% from the field, 37.5% from behind the arc, and 71.8% from the free-throw line.