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Women’s Basketball Signs 2016 Class

Women’s Basketball Signs 2016 Class

CLEMSON, S.C.- The Clemson women’s basketball program welcomed three new members on Monday, signing Jaia Alexander, Siana Fields and Kobi Thornton to National Letters of Intent. The three-player class will join the women’s basketball team in the summer of 2016 and will be eligible to play in the 2016-17 season.

The student-athletes hail from three different states (California, Georgia and Maryland). Kobi Thornton, a 6-2 forward from Cuthbert, Ga., is ranked in the top-100 in the Class of 2016 by ESPN. Siana Fields, a 5-8 guard from Long Beach, Calif., is the first Californian to sign with Clemson since Amirah Leonard (LaCrescenta, Calif.). Leonard played for Clemson from 1998-2000 after playing two seasons at Ventura Junior College.

2016 Clemson Women’s Basketball Signees:

Jaia Alexander

5-9 | G | Towson, Md. (Roland Park County HS)

  • Ranked #190 in the class of 2016 by BlueStar Media
  • Four-star guard by Prospects Nation
  • 1st-Team All-Metro in 2014-15
  • MVP of the 2015 Deep South Classic

Siana Fields

5-8 | G | Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Poly High School)

  • Received an 87 scouts grade by ESPN
  • No. 104 position rank by ESPN
  • Father Spencer Fields played football at Oregon State

Kobi Thornton

6-2 | F | Cuthbert, Ga. (Randolph-Clay High School)

  • Received an 94 overall grade by ESPN
  • No. 89 ranked player in the class of 2016
  • No. 17 ranked forward in the class of 2016
  • Georgia Class A State Champion in 2014
  • AJC 1st-Team Class A All-State in 2015
  • USA Basketball Invitee