Veronica Charles: Seawolves United Sign Benue State Star

Head coach Ashley Langford‘s stamp on the Stony Brook women’s basketball team officially is underway.

Five weeks after being named head coach, Langford has landed her first signing: South Georgia Technical College guard Veronica Charles.

Benue Born Veronica Charles
Photo credit: Veronica Charles

Charles, a 5-foot-4 native of Benue State, Nigeria, led her junior college with 12.1 points and 3.1 steals per game throughout the 2020-21 season. She also averaged 4.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists in 25 games (14 starts).

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Charles helped lead the Lady Jets to a 22-4 record and the Sweet 16 round of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I basketball tournament in April.

She earned the Georgia Collegiate Athletic Association‘s Defensive Player of the Year award and was a second-team all-region selection. Charles also earned a spot on the conference’s all-academic team and was named to the all-tournament team after she helped the Lady Jets clinch their fifth straight NJCAA regional title.

“Veronica is a fierce competitor, who has been part of a winning tradition the last two years at SGTC,” Langford said. “She is a tenacious defender, which fits right into our identity. And, despite her size, she rebounds well. In addition, her ability to shoot the three-ball at a high percentage is very impressive and will help us space the floor on offense. Veronica is also a great person to be around. She’s always smiling and her energy is contagious. The fans will love her.”

Langford also reply with a tweet “Excited about this one right here!!

And Veronica replying “Let’s get to work

The Seawolves return 11 members from their 2020-21 squad, which notched its 2nd straight America East postseason title and made program records by reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time.

Langford was appointed on April 28 after previously serving as associate head coach at James Madison. Under her leadership, JMU produced a .746 winning percentage (91-31) and three regular-season conference titles in 4 seasons.

Fans React To Veronica Charles Signing

“You’ve signed an incredible young lady who will bring her lunch pale to work every day!! She’s an incredible teammate and will be a hit in the locker room. You just got better!” – James Frey (@FreyJfrey) Jun 3, 2021

“Flying that Benue Flag!” Doose (@mary3dex) Jun 3, 2021

“Go shine Seawolve!!!” #titansBasket (@titansbasket) Jun 3, 2021

“Vera! Vera! Vera! Mr. Stanley says congratulations! Go do big things!” – David Finley (DavidFinley44) Jun 3, 2021

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