Fargas Signs Davis, Trasi, and Young for Class of 2019
BATON ROUGE – LSU women’s basketball head coach Nikki Fargas has announced that Domonique Davis, Awa Trasi and Tiara Young have signed their National Letters of Intent to join the Lady Tigers’ program in the Fall of 2019.
“I am really excited about our 2019 signing class,” said Fargas. “We were able to bring two Louisiana high school standouts and one of the top junior college players in the country into the Lady Tiger family.”
Tiara Young is a five-star signee out of Walker High School in Louisiana. The 5-10 guard is ranked No. 25 in the nation by Girls Basketball Report and No. 26 by HoopGurlz. Young spent her first three seasons of high school at Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport before moving to Denham Springs for her upcoming senior year.
Young is a three-time Louisiana Sportswriters Association All-State selection and was named the 2018 USA Today All-USA Louisiana Player of the Year. It was the second year in a row that she was named to the All-USA First Team and was on the Second Team as a freshman.
As a junior, Young averaged 26.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game while leading Evangel to the LHSAA Division I semifinals. Her sophomore season, she racked up 23.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game as the Eagles made it into the Division I state tournament.
“It is always great to have the top Louisiana guard coming into your program,” stated Fargas. “Tiara is a tremendous talent who will impact our program immediately. Her relentless work ethic and determination towards playing the game is unmatched. She is a versatile, offensive player who can play several different positions due to her ability to attack the rim, handle the ball and shoot the three. We are so excited for her to join the Lady Tiger family and stay in Louisiana!”
Domonique Davis is a four-star signee out of DeRidder, Louisiana. The 5-5 point guard out of DeRidder High School is ranked No. 70 in the nation by Girls Basketball Report and No. 71 by HoopGurlz.
Davis was named to the 2017-18 USA Today All-USA Louisiana Second Team following a season in which she averaged 26 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals per game. As a sophomore, she averaged 18 points per game and led DeRidder to the Louisiana 4A semifinals. Davis is a two-time Louisiana Sportswriters Association All-State First Team honoree.
“Domonique Davis is another Louisiana standout who will be a key addition to the Lady Tiger family,” said Fargas. “Dom is a floor general who possesses outstanding court awareness and has an impressive mind for the game. Her ability to break down defenders and elevate from anywhere on the court makes her dangerous and extremely hard to guard when you pair that with her athleticism. She is a tremendous defender who will be a great asset to our system.”
Awa Trasi will join LSU from the junior college ranks. Trasi is a 6-2 post player from Toulouse, France, and is currently playing at Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida. She played in the French National Team program and played for Tarbes Gespe Bigorre in the top French professional league as a development player.
Trasi is currently averaging 7.7 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting 50.0 percent from the field in her sophomore season with the Raiders. Last season as a freshman, she averaged 9.0 points and 4.4 boards per game. She started in 25 games for Northwest Florida and developed into the No. 5 junior college player in the country according to Girls Basketball Report.
“Awa is an exceptional competitor who will bring two seasons of collegiate experience with her to Baton Rouge,” said Fargas. “She brings many different aspects to our team with her extreme skill on offense. She has the ability to play in the paint as well as stretch the defense and shoot the three, making her an automatic threat on the court. Awa is a remarkable person who will represent LSU and our basketball program to the fullest.”