Southwood’s Frierson chooses NSU for her college career

(Graphic courtesy Northwestern State)


NATCHITOCHES – For the third time in three years, the Northwestern State women’s basketball program is bringing one of the top players from Shreveport/Bossier to play collegiately at Prather Coliseum.

Lady Demons’ head coach Anna Nimz has announced the addition of Jermesha Frierson, a 5-foot-7 scoring guard from Southwood.

Frierson is the No. 4-ranked Class of 2023 prospect in Louisiana, according to LGR Basketball.

Frierson burst onto the scene two seasons ago where she earned her first 1-5A All-District First-Team honor following her sophomore season.

She followed that year with a junior campaign that included another first-team all-district selection along with first-team all-state honors from the Louisiana High School Basketball Coaches Association and LGR Basketball.

Her 23-points, 6-rebounds, 3-assists and 3-steals per game averages during her junior season also earned her first-team selections on the Shreveport-Bossier Journal All-Metro Team and on the Shreveport Times All-City team. The only first-team honor she did not receive was from the LSWA on its all-state roster of the best 10 players in Louisiana, with the voters putting her on the  Class 5A second team.

In just two seasons for Southwood, Frierson has already eclipsed the 1,000-point mark and helped lead the Lady Cowboys to the quarterfinals of the state playoffs last season for the first time in five years.

Frierson is a Gold Renaissance Scholar with a 4.0+ GPA,  a member of the National Honor Society, and is a continual member of the Southwood Principal’s List and Honor Roll.

She joins fellow Caddo/Bossier Parish products Jordan McLemore (Captain Shreve) and Kayla Hampton (Airline) as the latest northwest Louisiana products to become Lady Demons.