The Southwestern Spartans' Demir Alford, 5'6 guard from Des Moines, recently signed a letter of intent to continue her collegiate career under the direction of Head Coach Jeff Reis at Lindenwood University - Belleville, located just east of St. Louis, in Belleville, IL.
At Southwestern, Alford appeared in a total of 44 games for the Spartans and had a career high of 12 points against North Central Missouri College. She was best known for her defense on the court and recorded one or more steals in 33 games. At 35 percent, Alford had the second highest three-point field goal percentage on the team during the 2016-17 season.
"Demir was one of those players who made you feel you had an additional coach on the floor, especially when it concerned the defense," Addae Houston, Spartan head coach, explained. "When she spoke about an adjustment, I listened, and she was willing to do anything to help the team win."
In one of her best games as a Spartan, Alford put up nine points, snagged seven rebounds, dished out five assists, and grab three steals in a 76-37 victory over Graceland University.
"I am looking forward to following her collegiate career at Lindenwood, and I know they are getting a great student-athlete on and off the court," stated Houston.
In photo above (L to R): Pure Prep Coach Morrow, Pure Prep Coach Greer, Demir Alford, and Spartan Head Coach Addae Houston.