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Salt Lake Community College transfer Miki'ala Maio joins Nevada women's basketball team

Miki'ala Maio.jpg
Miki'ala Maio.jpg

A third transfer is joining the Nevada women's basketball team for the 2019-20 season.

Miki'ala Maio, a transfer from Salt Lake Community College, has two years of eligibility remaining after signing a letter of intent to join the Wolf Pack.

“We are excited for Miki’ala to join our Pack,” Nevada head coach Amanda Levens said in a news release. “She comes from an excellent program at Salt Lake CC, which has a strong tradition of success. Miki’ala will bring experience to our young backcourt and be ready to make an immediate impact.”

Maio, a 5-foot-9 guard from Honolulu, played two seasons at Salt Lake CC and helped the Bruins win 51 games. In her two seasons at SLCC, the Bruins claimed back-to-back Region 18 titles, advancing to the NJCAA tournament both years. In her sophomore season, Maio received NJCAA All-America second team honors and was named the Region 18 MVP following the regular season.

Last year, Maio ranked second on the Bruins at 12.9 points per game while shooting 43.6 percent from the field. For her career, she played in 61 games for SLCC and scored 12 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.7 steals per contest.

She joins two other transfers to join Nevada this offseason, Nia Alexander and Marguerite Effa, as well as three incoming freshmen.

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