Jeri Naranjo

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Jeri Naranjo
(Cacomistle, G)
ID#300
Jeri naranjo.jpg
Photo by Foxenawolf
No. 21 – San Jose Thrust
Position Guard
Species Cacomistle ( Procyonidae )
Gender Female
Nickname(s)
The General
Personal information
Born Santa Fe, NM
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight 176 lb (80 kg)
Shoots Right
Career information
College University of South New Mexico
FBA draft 2013 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Dakota Bikers
Pro playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013-2014 Dakota Bikers
2014-2019 Seattle Summit
2019-present San Jose Thrust
Career highlights and awards
  • FBA Steal Leader (2016 with Lance Wildfyre)
Contract information
Contract year 2019
2020 Salary $2 million
Player Contacts
(IC) Agent Unknown
(OOC) Creator Chipotle
(OOC) Actor Unknown
(OOC) Usage Ask me before any use

Jeri Naranjo is a female cacomistle guard currently playing for the San Jose Thrust.

Top 24

Jeri Naranjo was ranked #22 in the 2013 Draft Candidate Combine.

Biography

Jeri Naranjo, a cacomistle, was born on the outskirts of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is one-quarter Cochiti, and while she lived outside the reservation her mother identifies strongly with the Pueblo. While parts of Santa Fe are extremely affluent, Jeri's neighborhood was not. She grew up playing basketball on playground courts and in the street, keeping up with--and then routinely besting--boys who were considerably larger and stronger than she was, which she used to her advantage for hustling as a pre-teen. At least, they were larger and stronger before puberty hit; by the time she hit high school, she *looked* like she should be playing basketball, and she'd fallen in love with the sport, not just for the athletics but for the tactics,

At Santa Fe High, she led her basketball team to the state championship in her senior year, was selected for the All-American Game, and was rated with five stars by the HSBI Report. Several colleges with well-ranked athletic programs offered her a basketball scholarship, but raised eyebrows by accepting one from the lesser-ranked University of South New Mexico. According to Jeri, this was to stay closer to home, although some wondered whether it was to ensure she'd be the team's undisputed star.

If so, it worked. She started out with a solid coach and teammates, and USNM made it to the NCAA second round in her first year. Her second year, they made it to the third round; the next, all the way to the championship, losing in a close game. Despite the loss, Jeri was named Naismith Female College Player of the Year and placed highly in other polls.

Jeri plays point guard, and has led USNM in assists each year she's played, averaging nearly ten per game. While she can show flair, her style is more focused than flashy, and she takes the notion that the point guard is the basketball equivalent of the quarterback seriously. USNM teammates have been known to refer to her as ""The General,"" not always affectionately. Her shooting skills are good enough that she could be used as a combo guard, but USNM's somewhat conservative coach rarely did so.

Jeri has just finished her third year at USNM, studying for a B.A. in Sociology, but is going to try to go pro now if she can. She still hopes to finish her degree later.