NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (August 5, 2019) – Head Coach Kymberly Hope announced on Monday the signing of Shykim and Shikal Gillion to the Johnson & Wales women's basketball program for the 2019-20 season.
Shykim and Shikal join previously announced Megan Matheney and Chrystal Pressley to comprise the 2019-20 women's basketball signing class.
"We are excited to add Shykim and Shikal to our JWU Family," Coach Hope said. "They both will be great additions for us on the perimeter with their ability to score and defend. The chemistry they have when they are on the court together is magical and I look forward to adding that magic to our program. They will be a great fit within our program and culture and we welcome them both with open arms."
Both sisters come to JWU after graduating from West Boca High School in Boca Raton, Florida. Appearing in 18 games for the Bulls, Shykim averaged 10.8 points-, 3.6 assists-, and 3.1 rebounds-per-game as a senior. Shikal also appeared in 18 games during her senior season, averaging 13.3 points-, 2.9 assists-, and 3.1 rebounds-per-contest.
The duo helped guide West Boca to a berth in the 2019 Class 8A FHSAA Girls Basketball State Championship Tournament.
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About JWU Athletics: JWU Athletics is home to more than 150 student-athletes in 11 different sports. Established in 1998, JWU Athletics is a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Sun Conference. Athletic events are held the Wildcat Center and the Miami Shores Recreation Complex (9825 NE 7th Ave., Miami Shores, FL 33138).
About JWU: Founded in 1914, Johnson & Wales University is a private, nonprofit, accredited institution with approximately 13,000 graduate, undergraduate and online students at its four campuses in Providence, Rhode Island; North Miami, Florida; Denver, Colorado; and Charlotte, North Carolina. An innovative educational leader, the university offers degree programs in arts and sciences, business, culinary arts, design and engineering, education, health and wellness, hospitality, nutrition and physician assistant studies. Its unique model integrates arts and sciences and industry-focused education with work experience and leadership opportunities, inspiring students to achieve professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. The university's impact is global, with alumni from 125 countries pursuing careers worldwide. For more information, visit jwu.edu.
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