Troy Women's Basketball Adds Taron Bright for Upcoming Season

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TROY, Ala. – The Troy women’s basketball program and head coach Chanda Rigby announced the signing of Toran Bright on Monday. Bright comes to Troy after one season at Pensacola State College following a successful career at Pace High School.

Bright, a 6-foot-3 forward, played in 23 games as freshman for Pensacola State in 2012-13. She averaged 4.2 points and 4.4 rebounds per game while shooting 42.1 percent (40-of-95) from the floor.

Bright went to PSC after a successful career at Pace High School in Pensacola, Fla. While at Pace, Bright averaged 10.7 points, 8.2 rebounds and 5.2 blocks per game. She set the school record for blocks in a single season and in a single game during her senior year.

Following her senior season at Pace, Bright was named to the Pensacola News Journal All-Area first team and was selected to play in the 2012 Subway High School All-Star Game.

“Taron is a mobile, agile 6-foot-3 athlete,” Rigby said. “She will fit into our system of running and pressuring full court while adding presence with her size.”

“Taron is a great athlete and loves the game of basketball,” Pace High School head coach Ken Hughes said. “She will work hard and has all the potential to achieve anything she wishes. We are excited at Pace High School for her opportunity to play at Troy.”

Bright becomes the eighth member of Rigby’s second signing class at Troy.

2013 Troy Women's Basketball Signing Class
Taron Bright – 6’3” – F – Pensacola, Fla. (Pensacola State)

Kristen Emerson – 6'1” – F – Prattville, Ala. (Prattville Christian HS)
Ronita Garrett – 6'0” – F – McCormick, S.C. (Georgia Perimeter)
Brianna Lancaster – 6'0” – F – Waynesboro, Miss. (Shelton State)
Chant Lewis – 5'8” – G – Winnfield, La. (Winnfield HS)
Aissata Maiga – 5'6” – G - Bamako, Mali (Gulf Coast State)
Michelle Mitchell – 5'9” – G – Eastman, Ga. (Darton State)
Crystal Reed – 6'6” – F – Monticello, Ark. (Darton State)

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