WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW Head Coach Adell Harris announced the signing of junior college transfers Denver Clyde (Glen Burnie, Md./North County/Chesapeake CC) and Aisjah Roan (Louisville, Ky./Jeffersontown/Walters State CC) to National Letters-of-Intent on Wednesday.

Both players will have two seasons of eligibility remaining upon joining the program. They are part of a 2013-14 signing class that already includes freshmen D'Asia Cain (Smynra, Ga./Campbell), Ryan Flowers (Raleigh, N.C./Millbrook), Johanna McMillan (Mullica Hill, N.J./Sanford), Brie Mobley (Winter Haven, Fla./Winter Haven), Amber Reeves (Gwinnett, Ga./North Cobb) and Naqaiyyah Teague (Newark, N.J./Malcolm X. Shabazz). 

 “We are coming to the end of this long journey towards completing our 2013-2014 roster and I couldn’t be happier about adding these two young ladies to our FAMILY,” said Harris. “Aisjah and Denver are Junior College All-Americans that will bring experienced talent to our roster.  They believe in our championship vision and are committed to turning that vision into reality. I’m excited about the impact these two can have on our program moving forward.”

A 6-1 forward, Clyde averaged 16.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game during her sophomore season as she led Chesapeake Community College to a 22-3 overall record, back-to-back Region XX Championships and an appearance in the Division II Junior College National Tournament. As a freshman, Clyde averaged 16.0 points, 9.1 rebounds, 2.4 steals and 1.1 blocks for Head Coach Damon Nichols squad, who went 28-4 and won the program’s first state and Region XX tournament championships. For her efforts, she was named a NJCAA All-American, Most Valuable Player of the 2012 NJCAA Region XX tournament and was selected to participate in the 2012 NJCAA Coaches Association All-Star Weekend.

“Denver has spent her first two seasons at Chesapeake Community College, where she has won 50 games with only seven losses,” said Harris. “She is a versatile post that can shoot the 3, drive from the perimeter and score around the basket.” 

A 5-7 guard, Roan was named a NJCAA First-Team All-American after leading Walters State to a 29-3 record, regular season and tournament TCCAA Region VII titles and a ninth-place finish in the NJCAA National Tournament. The 2012-13 Tennessee Community College Athletic Association Player-of-the-Year started 30 of 31 games during her sophomore season and averaged 12.2 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.4 steals per game. She also helped Coach Dave Kragel’s squad reach the NJCAA National Tournament during her freshman season after guiding the Senators to the TCCAA Region VII Tournament title.

“Aisjah comes to us from the junior college power, Walters State Community College, where Coach Dave Kragel has won over 800 games,” Harris said. “In two seasons at Walters State, she has won 53 games with only four losses.  She is a winner, a competitor and more importantly, she is a high character individual that will improve our locker room.”