ULM Women’s Basketball Signs NJCAA All-American Amani Brown

MONROE, La. † ULM women’s basketball coach Brooks Donald Williams announced Friday the signing of NJCAA All-American Amani Brown. The 5-7 guard from Terre Haute, Indiana, played at Western Nebraska Community College in 2021-22, and will join the Warhawk backcourt for the upcoming 2022-23 season.

“We are thrilled about Amani joining our program,” Williams said. “Amani is a big-time addition to our backcourt. She is a scoring punch and can play multiple positions. She is a high-level finisher and has an edge about her, offensively.”

Brown played in 32 games, starting 31, in her lone season at Western Nebraska Community College, averaging 11.8 points, dishing out 2.2 assists and collecting 2.2 steals per game.

“It’s been my dream to play D1 somewhere down south since I was a kid,” Brown said. “Actually getting this opportunity is a blessing. I am very grateful and excited for this next chapter at ULM and hope to bring success, positivity and more. I wouldn’t be who I am without my parents, so thank you to them and everyone else who has helped me along the way.”

Brown joins the Warhawks after guiding Western Nebraska to the NJCAA National Tournament, finishing third in the country. Brown was named Region IX Women’s Player of the Week on January 12, as well as being named to the All-Region IX South Team and the All-Region IX All-Tournament Team.

Brown played two seasons at Vincennes University where she averaged 17.9 points and 3.4 rebounds per game. Brown shot 36.4% from 3-point range during her two seasons at Vincennes. She had a season-high 34 points against John A. Logan College and was named a NJCAA All-American.

“Amani is a scoring guard and a playmaker that fits our team and shoots the ball with a high efficiency,” Williams said. “She has played for one of the best teams in the country at the JUCO level, was extremely well coached and gives our team an added dimension on both ends of the floor.”

Brown joins Louisiana Class 3A Player of the Year Myca Trail, NJCAA Tournament semifinalist Nakyah Jones, Louisiana Tech transfer Rhi Ockwall and West Monroe center Sha’Miya Butler in the 2022 Signing Class.

2022 ULM Women’s Basketball Signing Class as of May 20, 2022

Name height position Hometown/Previous School
Amani Brown 5-7 G Terre Haute, Indiana/Western Nebraska CC
Sha’Miya Butler 6-2 C West Monroe, La./West Monroe HS
Nakyah Jones 6-3 f Mobile, Ala./Jones College
Rhi Ockwell 6-1 f Kilsyth, Victoria, Australia
Myca Trail 5-9 G Lake Charles, La./St. Louis Catholic HS

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