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ULM Women’s Basketball Signs NJCAA All-American Amani Brown

MONROE, Louisiana – ULM female basketball coach Brooks Donald Williams announced the signing of NJCAA All-American Amani Brown on Friday. The 5-7 guard from Terre Haute, Indiana, played at Western Nebraska Community College in 2021-22 and will join Warhawk’s backcourt for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

“We are thrilled to have Amani join our program,” Williams said. “Amani is a big addition to our backcourt. She’s a punch and can play in multiple positions. She’s a top finisher and has an edge over her, offensively.”

Brown played 32 games, starting 31, in his lone season at Western Nebraska Community College, averaging 11.8 points, dribbling 2.2 assists, and collecting 2.2 steals per game.

“It’s been my dream to play D1 somewhere down south since I was a kid,” Brown said. “In fact, having this opportunity is a blessing. I’m very grateful and excited for this next chapter at ULM and hope to bring success, positivity and more. I wouldn’t be who I am without my parents, so thank you to them and everyone else who helped me along the way.”

Brown joins the Warhawks after guiding Western Nebraska to the NJCAA National Tournament, finishing third in the nation. Brown was named Region IX Women’s Player of the Week on January 12, in addition to being named to the All-Region IX South Team and the All-Region IX All-Tournament Team.

Brown played two seasons at the University of Vincennes where she averaged 17.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Brown shot 36.4% from 3-point range in his two seasons at Vincennes. She had a season-high 34 points against John A. Logan College and was named an NJCAA All-American.

“Amani is a scoring guard and playmaker who matches our team and shoots the ball with great efficiency,” Williams said. “She played for one of the best teams in the country at JUCO level, was extremely well coached and gives our team an extra dimension at both ends of the pitch.”

Brown joins Louisiana Class 3A Player of the Year Myca Trail, NJCAA Tournament semi-finalist Nakyah Jones, Louisiana Tech transfer Rhi Ockwall and West Monroe center Sha’Miya Butler in the signing class of 2022 .

Women’s Basketball ULM 2022 signing class to May 20, 2022

name Height Position Hometown/Previous School
Aman Brown 5-7 g Terre Haute, Indiana/Western Nebraska CC
Butler Sha’Miya 6-2 VS West Monroe, Louisiana/West Monroe HS
Nakyah Jones 6-3 F Mobile, Alabama/Jones College
Rhi Ockwell 6-1 F Kilsyth, Victoria, Australia
Myca Trail 5-9 g Lake Charles, Louisiana/St. Louis Catholic HS