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Sharp signs letter with Missouri Southern

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fort Scott Community College basketball player Jolee Sharp (seated, center) signed a letter of intent to play at Missouri Southern State University next season during a ceremony Wednesday at FSCC. Sharp, daughter of Kirk and Sis Sharp (seated on either side), is a Fort Scott High School graduate.
(Fort Scott Community College photo/Kathleen Hinrichs)
Fort Scott High School graduate Jolee Sharp signed a letter of intent to continue her college basketball career at Missouri Southern at a ceremony at Fort Scott Community College Wednesday afternoon.

Sharp, who is the all-time leading scorer in the history of the FSHS girls' basketball program, averaged 14.1 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 steals per game in the past two season at FSCC. Even though the Greyhounds did not fare all that well during her time here, Sharp was recognized for conference and national honors several times.

During her career at FSCC, harp was named to the 2011 Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference Honorable Mention Team, the 2012KJCCC All-Conference First Team, earned two KJCCC Verizon Wireless Basketball Player of the Week honors in the 2011-2012 season, one KJCCC Verizon Wireless Basketball Player of the Week honor in the 2010-2011 season and was named an NJCAA Player of the Week in 2012.

"Jolee has been a lot of fun to coach the past two years," Katie Reihmann, who was promoted to FSCC women's head coach earlier this week, said. "She came in and made an immediate impact on our team by scoring and getting steals on defense. She represents FSCC women's basketball very well. We are very excited for her and look forward to watching her continue to be successful both on the court and in the classroom."

Reihmann was an assistant coach during Sharp's two seasons here. Her head coach during that time, Diana Couch, praised Sharp in an email sent to the Tribune Tuesday morning.

"During the recruiting process she was so shy and of few words, I wondered just how we would get along," Couch said. "That all changed when she put the ball in her hand and stepped on the court. That's when we spoke a very common language. Jolee has a God-given ability that many strive and work to achieve. She has a natural magnet to the basket and a competitive spirit to go with it. Jolee has entertained, amazed and made her community and FSCC proud through her dedication and commitment to the game.

"Over the last two years she has grown tremendously as a player and a person and I am proud to have known her and blessed that she chose me to be her coach. I wish Jolee Sharp continued success and look forward to following her career."

Information from this article also comes from FSCC Public Relations Director Kathleen Hinrichs.

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