Thomas Inks with Panthers

FIU Athletics

MIAMI (June 11, 2018) – FIU women’s basketball head coach Tiara Malcom announced the latest signee to the squad on Monday, with the addition of transfer guard Jiselle Thomas (Norwalk, Ohio), who will be eligible to play with the Panthers in 2019-20. “I’m very excited to welcome Jiselle Thomas to our program and watch her progress during this upcoming season,” coach Malcom said. “Although she will not be able to play until next year, Jiselle is a young lady who loves to play the game and will use this time to enhance her skills. Jiselle’s skill set, personality and positive attitude will all enhance the program right away.” Thomas is a 5-foot-9 guard that comes to FIU following a one-year stint with the High Point Panthers (High Point, North Carolina). Thomas played in 21 games as a true freshman, averaging 6.6 points per contest. Thomas opened her collegiate career with a spectacular performance, pouring in 20 points off the bench against NC Wesleyan in only 18 minutes of action. Overall, the guard finished 2017-18 with seven double-digit scoring efforts with the Panthers.   Prior to High Point, Thomas was a prolific scorer with Norwalk High School (Norwalk, Ohio), as she racked up 2,023 points in 96 appearances to average 21.1 points per game for her prep career. During her senior season, Thomas earned Div-II Player of the Year honors in Ohio after pouring in 24.4 points per contest in 2016-17. Thomas eclipsed the 35-point mark nine times in her prep career, but the guard was more than just a scorer with Norwalk HS as she averaged 6.1 rebounds and 3.5 assists as a senior. For her career, the do-it-all guard compiled over 500 rebounds, 300 assists and 300 steals. Additionally, Thomas was the first girls’ basketball player in Norwalk HS history to be named to the All-Ohio First Team. Her brother, Jeff Thomas, became the first boys’ player in school history to earn the same accolade just …

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