HAUTE, Ind. - Head coach Teri Moren has announced the
addition of Chelsea Small to the 2013-14 Indiana State women's basketball
roster today (Nov. 28), as Small will transfer to Indiana State from American
"Chelsea was someone that we were involved with last offseason after her time at Hutchison Community College and are thrilled to welcome her to Indiana State," said head coach Teri Moren. "She's an athletic four-player with great touch that can stretch the defense with her shot but can also rebound the ball. One of the nice things about junior college student-athletes is that they have 60 games under their belt and can add a veteran presence in the locker room. After her time at American, Chelsea has also already been part of a preseason program at the Division 1 level."
A 6-foot-1 forward from Denver, Colo., Small played two seasons at Hutchinson (Kan.) Community College from 2010-12. As a freshman, Small averaged 9.4 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in 2010-11 before totaling 11.1 points and 7.1 rebounds per game as a sophomore in 2011-12.
Last season, HCC earned the No. 2 national ranking and finished the season at 36-1 with the team's lone loss coming in the NJCAA National Championship game to top-ranked Trinity Valley. Small was selected to the NJCAA All-Tournament team following the season.
An athletic post-presence, Small knocked down 61 three-pointers in 68 career games at HCC, while also averaging two blocks and one steal per game.
The Denver East High School product came off the bench in American's 70-50 exhibition win over Virginia Union, scoring two points and grabbing two rebounds in 11 minutes. Small will enroll at Indiana State for the upcoming spring semester and will be eligible to play for the Sycamores at the start of the spring semester during the 2013-14 season.
The addition of Small pushes ISU's incoming class for next season to five student-athletes, as Jasmine Grier (Commerce, Ga. / Central Georgia Technical College), Ricquia Jones (Bellwood, Ill. / Seward County Community College), Rhagen Smith (Sullivan, Ind. / Sullivan High School) and Stephanie Wittman (San Antonio, Texas / Kansas State University) signed their National Letters of Intent last week. For a look at the four previous signees, click here.