Foreman’s Shoals signs with Lady Raider Basketball

Updated: May 11, 2018

Courtesy of Texas Tech SID

Former Foreman Lady Gator Kiara Shoals (center) recently signed a national letter of intent to play collegiate basketball for the Texas Tech Lady Raiders. Pictured with Shoals is Texas Tech assistant coach Nikita Lowry Dawkins (left) and head coach Marlene Stollings (right).

Junior college transfer Kiara Shoals has signed a National Letter of Intent and will join the Texas Tech Lady Raider Basketball program for the 2018-19 season, Head Coach Marlene Stollings recently announced.

“Kiara is very athletic and brings size to the guard/forward position. She can score in a variety of ways, especially driving to the rim with authority,” Stollings said. “Her court awareness and ability to rebound are skills that I really like about her game. We are extremely happy to add her to our Lady Raider movement!”

Shoals is a 5-10 guard/forward from Foreman, Ark. She played the last two seasons at Frank Phillips Junior College. During her two-year career, Shoals led Frank Phillips to 40-18 record, a Top-15 national ranking and a second place finish in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC).

This past season, Shoals earned NJCAA Division I All-America Honorable Mention honors and was named to the NJCAA All-Region V Women’s Basketball Team. She also earned a spot on the all-conference team both seasons at Frank Phillips.

Shoals set the school record with 1,002 career points and averaged 17.3 points per game. During the 2017-18 season, she set the single-season record for points scored (541) and steals (103).

“I am very excited to play at Texas Tech! I immediately felt at home with the coaching staff and I respect that Coach Marlene is turning the program around,” Shoals said. “I feel this is a great opportunity for me and I’m very excited and looking forward to it.”

Shoals was a four-year letterwinner at Foreman High School. She earned All-District honors all four years and Class AA All-State three times. Shoals was the all-time leading scorer at Foreman High School with nearly 2,000 points scored and is the all-time leading rebounder.