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MU women’s basketball names Jasmine James as assistant coach

Andrew Kauffman

COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)

Mizzou basketball announced Monday that Jasmine James has been named as the assistant women's basketball coach.

James spent two seasons at Tennessee Tech and was a standout player in the SEC at Georgia. She was also selected in the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm and had a four-year professional career. 

"We are thrilled to bring someone with Jasmine's playing and coaching resume into our basketball family," Pingeton said. "She was a high-level player in the Southeastern Conference at Georgia and has been a head coach at the high-school level along with her time at Tennessee Tech who plays in an extremely competitive league. I am looking forward to seeing her impact our current and future Tigers on and off the court."

"Coach Pingeton and her staff have created and nurtured a first-class women's basketball program that represents everything that I relish within an organization," James said.

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