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Meet Liberia’s Zelor Massaquoi -the WNBA Super player

Texas State women’s basketball head coach Zenarae Antoine has announced the addition of Liberian born Zelor Massaquoi , the graduate transfer  Zelor Massaquoi as the final member of the 2017 Bobcat recruiting class.

Massaquoi joins junior college transfer Dabrasia Baty along with high school seniors Avionne Alexander, Jayla Johnson and Chania Wright as members of the TXST’s 2017 recruiting class.Massaquoi comes to San Marcos as a graduate transfer after earning her bachelor’s degree in justice studies and English literature
at Grand Canyon University. She averaged 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in her 69 career outings, including 28 starts, with the Lopes. She holds a 41.5 career shooting percentage, 58 career steals and 49 career assists.In 2016-17 Massaquoi started 19 of 22 games played and led the Lopes with 7.9 rebounds per game, while also averaging 5.1 points.She set a career-high with 12 rebounds against UTRGV (Jan. 14) and scored a career-best 21 points against Southern Utah on Dec. 16. She added 28 assists and 26 steals on the season. In addition to her play on the court, Massaquoi was also a 2017 All-WAC Academic Team honoree.

Massaquoi played in 29 games in 2015-16, averaging 3.5 points and 3.6 rebounds per game. In 2014-15 she made 18 appearances, logging 7.5 minutes, 1.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.

At Reservoir High School, Massaquoi averaged 21.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. She scored more than 1,000 career points and was named the Howard County Times/Columbia Flier Player of the Year as a senior, while also earning Baltimore Sun Second Team All-State and Washington Post Fourth Team All-Region honors.

Antoine on Massaquoi: “Zelor will be the first graduate transfer in our women’s basketball program. Anytime a student-athlete completes their undergraduate degree in three years, it is to be recognized as an exceptional achievement. Zelor is no exception to that rule and in fact she exceeds expectations both in the classroom and on the basketball floor. “Zelor will be able to step on to the floor and immediately impact our program with her rebounding ability and work ethic. Many will find after a few minutes of talking to Zelor that she has a magnetic personality that will engage her audience both on and off the  floor.”

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2017-18 -Played in all 33 games for the Bobcats… Led Texas State’s bench in minutes played (16.6), points per games (3.6), rebounds per game (3.7) and steals per game (1.0)… Made Bobcat debut in the season-opening upset over Texas Tech,  grabbed four rebounds in 20 minutes of action… Tallied four points and eight rebounds (2 off./6 def.) in the win  over Incarnate Word… Posted 10 points (4-of-4 FG, 2-of-4 FT) and six rebounds (1 off./5 def.) in the home-opening victory over Fresno State… Pulled down a team-best eight rebounds (3 off./5 def.) and chipped in nine points in the win over PVAMU… Registered a season-high 11 points (3-of-4 FG, 5-of-5 FT) in the win over Georgia Southern…

Posted five points and five rebounds in the 2018 Sun Belt Conference Championship title game against Little Rock… Chipped in two points and four rebounds in the opening round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.Prior to Texas State earned bachelor’s degree in justice studies and English literature at Grand Canyon University … Averaged 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in her 69 career outings, including 28 starts, with the Lopes … Holds a 41.5 career

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