HIALEAH, FL. - ASA Miami women's basketball Head Coach, Kevin Johnson announced the signings on Wednesday of four student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent. Ta'Kyla Austin and G'Torria Swinton are college transfers, while Melissa Brown and Amiyah Harley are high school signees. All four girls had very successful prep careers and are expected to make an impact for the Silver Storm during the 2018-19 season.
Ta'Kyla Austin joins the Silver Storm as a transfer from NCAA Division I -- North Florida University. Austin played in 25 games with one start, averaging 10.9 minutes per game and 2.4 points per contest. She grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Warner University on November 13, 2017, while also adding six points. During her high school career, Austin averaged 19.6 points, 5.2 assists and 3.2 steals for Northeast High School her senior year. The Fort Lauderdale native helped lead the Hurricanes to two straight state tournament appearances. As a junior, Austin was named the Miami Herald Player of the Year. During her senior year, she was named to the Miami Herald All-Broward First team, while earning Sun Sentinel 7A-9A Basketball Team Honors. Prior to the start of her senior year, Austin also was named as a Sun Sentinel Fab 5.
G'Torria Swinton transfers over from another NJCAA member, Central Georgia Tech in Macon, GA. Swinton played in 29 games with 15 starts averaging 6.4 points-per-game and 3.7 rebounds-per-game. Swinton recorded a season-high 17 points and six rebounds against East Georgia State on November 11th. During her prep career, Swinton graduated from Deerfield Beach High School and was named to the Miami Herald All-Broward third team her junior year when she averaged 11.4 points-per-game, 6.0 rebounds-per-game and 3.7 assists-per-game.
Melissa Brown is a 5'11" center who graduated from Everglades High School in Miramar, Florida in 2018. Brown was named to the 2017-18 Miami Herald All-Broward team her senior year. She also earned a spot on the BCAA South All-Star roster and scored 18 points to give the South team a 58-56 victory over the North. Rounding out the four is Amiyah Harley from Boyd Anderson High School in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida. Harley averaged 10.6 points-per-game, 2.5 rebounds-per-game and 2.5 steals-per-game. She earned Miami Herald All-Broward Honorable Mention during her senior year.