Teanna Reid and Te'era Williams were a force in two seasons at Butler (Kan.) Community College. Tulsa hopes they can continue their pattern when they come to campus to join the women’s program as transfers next fall.
It was announced by Golden Hurricane coach Matilda Mossman on Wednesday.
The pair led Butler CC to a 34-3 record, including an unbeaten 12-0 mark in the Jayhawk East Conference for the regular season title, a tournament championship and an NJCAA national championship quarterfinal appearance. This was Butler's first conference title since 1995, the first Region VI championship game appearance since 1996 and the first-ever national tournament appearance.
"Both of these players have competed at a very high level as evidenced by their Elite Eight run at the NJCAA National Tournament this year," Mossman said. "They bring athleticism and toughness to their respective positions, and they both play with great energy and passion.
"Our women's basketball program got significantly better today. When you add their addition to the two we signed in November, you can't help but get excited about the future of our program. We can't wait to get all four of them on campus and start working," Mossman said.
Both JUCO players are from Oklahoma City.
Reid, who will transfer in as a sophomore, is a 5-6 guard who played her high school career at Millwood. While at Butler CC, she averaged 11.3 points and 3.8 rebounds per game.
"Teanna is an athletic point guard who is really good in the open floor, can get to the rim, or hit the open shot," Mossman said. "She has great court vision, which allows her to find the open person for the best possible shot. Additionally, she allows us the opportunity to have an on-ball defender the entire length of the floor."
Williams, who will transfer in as a junior, is a 5'11" forward and product from Douglass. She averaged 19.4 points and 9.9 rebounds per game.
"In addition to her strength and athleticism, Te'era brings the experience of playing in the SWAC (Texas Southern) and at the junior college level," Mossman said. "She is physically gifted as represented by her rebounding average over the course of last year. Her ability to get to the rim often results in her getting to the free throw line where she shoots a very high percentage."