April 17, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State women’s basketball head coach Sue Semrau announced the signing of one of the nation’s top junior college point guards, Yashira “Cheetah” Delgado, on Tuesday.
Delgado, a 5-2 floor general from Kissimmee, Fla., led the National Junior College Athletic Association in assists with an impressive 10.8 apg average during the 2011-12 season at Hillsborough Community College. She also averaged 12.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 4.8 spg (fourth-most in the NJCAA).
She will have two years of eligibility remaining when she enrolls at Florida State in the fall.
“We are very excited to add `Cheetah’ to our Florida State family,'” Semrau said. “She is a true point guard who has the potential to make an immediate impact on our program and provides much needed depth in the backcourt. She is extremely quick, a fantastic passer – and most importantly – she is a natural leader whose character will fit in well with our Seminole family.”
This past season, she recorded a quadruple-double (21 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 12 steals) versus Grand Rapids on Nov. 12 – three days after tallying a triple-double (33 points, nine rebounds, 14 assists and 10 steals) against Brevard. Following those performances, Delgado was named the Florida College System Activities Association Player of the Week for week of Nov. 7-13.
In addition, Delgado was named the All-Mid Florida Player of the Year and garnered All-State Region VIII honors, while leading the Hawks into the FCSAA/NJCAA Region VIII Tournament.
Delgado spent the 2010-11 season at Arkansas before transferring to the Hawks for her sophomore campaign. She played in 33 games for the Razorbacks in 2010-11, averaging 12.5 mpg and scoring 2.4 ppg. She dished 46 assists, third-most on the team.
Delgado played high school basketball at Poinciana High before transferring to West Oaks Academy. She was a four-time team MVP, two-time all-conference selection, a 1,000-point scorer and holds the county record for assists.
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