On National Signing Day (November 11), Stuart seniors Laila Fair and Ariel Jenkins signed National Letters of Intent to continue their celebrated basketball careers with full scholarships to Division I schools. Laila will join the St. Joseph’s University Hawks and Ariel will join the Georgetown Hoyas! As Director of Athletics Justin Leith said to the small gathering of friends, teammates and administrators, Laila and Ariel’s commitment is “truly a testimony of their devotion to the game.”
Last season, Laila (F) averaged 11.7 ppg and 9.4 rpg, and Ariel (F), averaged 11.8 ppg and 11.1 rpg for the Tartans all while competing against some of the top teams in the state and the country. It was with the Tartans that they earned a third straight Prep B State tittle and reached the final of the Mercer County Tournament for the first time in program history.
When asked what this opportunity means to them, both girls are looking forward to a “new beginning,” with Ariel reflecting on the sisterhood that formed within the basketball program.
Congratulations Laila and Ariel! Click here for photos.