Two Rattlers named to all-conference team

Two Florida A&M basketball players were named to All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference teams.

MEAC head coaches and sports information directors voted junior guards Jasmine Grice and Jamie Adams to the all-conference teams.    

Grice, a 5-foot-9 redshirt junior from Quincy, Fla., earned first team All-MEAC honors after leading the conference in scoring, steals and minutes played.

Grice averaged 21.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.3 steals in 38.7 minutes per game this season. She’s the ninth-leading scorer in women’s Division I basketball and is also No. 9 in steals.

She is the only Lady Rattler to score more than 600 points in a single season, finishing with 652 total points.

Grice scored a career-high 42 points against Norfolk State University on March 4. However, she said she was surprised to be selected to the All-MEAC first-team.

“It definitely came as a surprise,” Grice said. “It’s not something you think about throughout the season, but it is a great accomplishment.”

Head coach LeDawn Gibson said Grice had a great season.

“She was an impact player who always had the green light,” Gibson said. “As she matures, she can only get better.”

Adams, a 5-foot-10 guard from Chicago, earned third-team All-MEAC honors after leading the Rattlers in scoring.  He was No. 8 in the conference with 13.9 points and 1.7 steals per game.

“I feel like I had a pretty good season, but I was surprised to be voted in,” Adams said. “It’s a real honor.”

The Colby Community College transfer scored a season-high 28 points and added five steals in the 89-77 win on the road against South Carolina State University in January.

In January, Adams was named MEAC Player of the Week after averaging 23 points, 3 assists and 3.5 steals in back-to-back wins against South Carolina State and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

Head Coach Clemon Johnson has watched Adams’ improve throughout the season.

“We knew he was capable of putting the ball in the basket,” Johnson began, but “he had trouble getting comfortable with our style of play. His speed and effort in all aspects of the game really improved as the season went along.”