Nevada women's hoops adds high-scoring transfer guard Jacqulynn Nakai

Jacqulynn Nakai
Jacqulynn Nakai is a high-scoring junior-college guard. (Nevada athletics)

The Nevada Wolf Pack women’s basketball program has added its fifth transfer in the last three weeks, signing Jacqulynn Nakai, from Pima Community College, to a letter of intent.

The move was announced Monday. Nakai has two years of eligibility remaining.

“We are ecstatic to add JJ to our program and complete our recruiting for next season,” head coach Amanda Levens said in a news release. “She is a tremendous competitor, play-maker and shooter. Pack fans are going to really enjoy watching her play.”

Nakai, originally from Flagstaff, Ariz., set the Pima school record with 1,397 points and 442 assists in her two seasons with the Aztecs. She was the first Pima player to earn solo Arizona Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Year honors. The 5-foot-7 guard led the ACCAC, and was third nationally, in scoring and assists after averaging 24.1 points and 6.7 assists per game last season. Nakai also earned first-team NJCAA Division II All-American honors.

Nakai was named the ACCAC Division II Player of the Week nine times and helped lead the Aztecs win 47 games the last two years. She made 151 3-pointers in her career, shooting 41.5 percent from beyond the arc. In 67 games at Pima, Nakai scored in double figures in all but four and recorded 11 30-point contests. Her career high was 37 points.

Nakai joins four other transfers -- Nia Alexander, Marguerite Effa, Miki’ala Maio and LaPraisjah Johnson -- and three incoming freshmen as the new members of the Wolf Pack for the 2019-20 season.

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