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East Bladen Athletic Department Scheduled to Retire Jerseys

posted Dec 16, 2015, 8:48 AM by Megan Kirby   [ updated Dec 17, 2015, 8:51 AM by Valerie Newton ]


The East Bladen Athletic Department will proudly recognize the accomplishments of JaToya and Jazmine

Kemp, Monday, December 21 by retiring their #20 jerseys, prior to the East Bladen girls’ game with 

Whiteville, which is scheduled to tip-off at 6:30.

JaToya Kemp is a 2007 graduate who posted 1636 points, 810 rebounds, 349 assist, 424 steals, and 94 

blocks during her 4 year career at East Bladen.  Her accomplishments include:

GPA 4.0, 1st Team All-Conference for 3 years,  All-State, Regional MVP, State Championship Outstanding Player 

Award, Fayetteville Observer All-Area, Wilmington Star News All-Area, Team MVP, North Carolina 

Basketball Coaches Association All-District, and helped  lead her 2007 team to the school’s 1st state 

championship appearance.

After graduation, she played four years at The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, under the 

direction of Coach John Haskins.  Jatoya posted 1310 points, 740 rebounds,  86 assist, 78 blocks, 118 

steals, and is 12th all-time scoring and is a member of the 1,000 point club.  

Jazmine Kemp is a 2011 graduate who helped lead her teams to 3 straight championship appearances 

and played in 4 Regional Finals during her 4 year career at East Bladen.  Her accomplishments also 

include:

GPA 4.0, 1st team All-Conference all 4 years, All-State, Regional MVP, State championship Most Outstanding 

Player Award, Fayettevile Observer All-Area, Wilmington Star News All-Area, Team MVP, north Carolina 

Basketball Coaches Association All-District.  Jazmine posted 1514 points, 346 steals, 678 rebounds, 384 

assist while playing at East Bladen.

After graduation, Jazmine went on to complete a 4 year career at The University of North Carolina at 

Pembroke, also playing for Coach John Haskins.  During her time there, she became a member of the 

1,000 point club by scoring 1,172 points.  She also recorded 721 rebounds, 110 steals, 60 blocks, and 

dished out 287 assists.

All former players and their parents are invited to attend this special presentation.  

It was a great honor to coach these two girls for 8 years.  Not only were they tremendous student-

athletes, but great teammates with much character.  They both were part of building the foundation of 

our girls’ basketball program with hard work and discipline.