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BCS basketball player commits to Nebraska

Briarcrest senior Jasmine Cincore turned a perceived weakness into a strength, and that’s the biggest reason she’ll join Nebraska’s women’s basketball team when she graduates next spring.
Cincore, a 5-foot-8-inch combo guard from Briarcrest Christian High School made an verbal commitment to Nebraska for the 2014-15 season.
As a junior, she averaged 15 points, seven rebounds, four assists and three steals a game in leading her team to a 27-2 record in 2012-13. For her efforts, she was named Tennessee’s Miss Basketball for Division 2-AA.
Lady Saints Head Coach Lee Smith, said that early in her career Cincore struggled with outside shooting.
That’s not a problem anymore.
“I thought at one point her jump shot might be her weakness,” Smith said. “She worked hard and has proven that’s not going to be a weak point for her. I think she will fit in really well at Nebraska.
“At this point,” she continued, “I’m not sure they realize what kind of player they’re really getting. She’s not afraid to lead and she wants to be challenged. Their style of play — getting up and down the floor, playing hard on the defense end — those are the things Jas has been taught to do here at Briarcrest.”
The Huskers coaching staff first saw Cincore play last summer.
“The coaching staff can definitely develop me as a player and a person,” Cincore said. “They had everything that I wanted, school wise. I want to major in broadcast communications. They had a real family feel. It felt like home.”
Last season, the Briarcrest Saints took a 26-game winning streak into the state playoffs before falling in the semifinals.
Cincore plays AAU ball with Team Tennessee Glory and was a 2012 Elite Basketball Academy Fab Five Camper.
“She’s a very fine basketball player,” Smith said. “Nebraska’s getting a better person than they are a basketball player, to tell you the truth. She’s a combo guard who can play the point.
“She’s very strong,” she continued, “a good decision-maker on the floor, and she’s tough. In my opinion, Jasmine is a very intelligent basketball player.”
Cincore said she also considered offers from Michigan, Kansas State, Georgia State, Auburn, Memphis and Clemson.Jasmine Cincore 2012-2013

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