UD Women’s Basketball announces they have signed Nayo Lear

Lear joins Anyssa Jones as the first student athletes to join Coach Tamika Williams Jeter

Photo of UD Women's Basketball Huddle from URI. Photo courtesy of Rick Roshto

DAYTON — The University of Dayton Women’s Basketball team announced Tuesday that they have signed Nayo Lear to its basketball program.

She will be a true freshman next season.

Lear is a 5-10 guard out of South Holland, Illinois where she attended Thornwood High School and played for the Example Sports Academy. She received 17 Division I offers before deciding on the Dayton Flyers. Head Coach Tamika Williams Jeter said Lear is a guard that can give Dayton great pace, has a very high basketball IQ and is a great passer.

“She can get into her mid-range and finish at the rim,” she said. “She gives great length at 5-10 at the combo guard spot and we are really excited to have someone like Nayo...”

Lear joins Anyssa Jones, a transfer from Ohio State, as the first student-athletes to join Williams Jeter.