RENO, NV – The Nevada women’s basketball program has signed its fifth transfer in the current signing period with the addition of Jacqulynn Nakai. Nakai is transferring to Nevada from Pima Community College and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“We are ecstatic to add JJ to our program and complete our recruiting for next season,” said head coach Amanda Levens. “She is a tremendous competitor, play maker and shooter. Pack fans are going to really enjoy watching her play!”
Nakai, who hails from Flagstaff, Ariz., set the Pima school record with 1,397 points and 442 assists in her two seasons with the Aztecs. She was the first Pima women’s basketball player to be named outright the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year. The 5-7 guard led the ACCAC, and was third nationally, in scoring and assists after she averaged 24.1 points and 6.7 assists per game this past season. Nakai also earned first team NJCAA Division II All-American honors.
Throughout her two-year career at Pima, Nakai was named the ACCAC Division II Player of the Week nine times and helped lead the Aztecs to 47 wins in that span. She knocked down 151 3-pointers in her career and shot 41.5 percent from beyond the arc. In her 67 games played at Pima, Nakai scored in double figures in all but four and recorded 11 30-point contests. Her career high of 37 points came this past season in a win over Mesa CC where she connected on 9-of-15 from the field, was 5-of-7 from beyond the arc and added 14 points from the free throw line.
She joins four other transfers, Nia Alexander, Marguerite Effa, Miki’ala Maio and LaPraisjah Johnson, and three incoming freshmen as the new members of the Wolf Pack for the 2019-20 season.