San Juan graduate will continue basketball career in Washington

San Juan High School graduate Tasiah Little is heading northwest from Blanding to continue her basketball career with the Peninsula College Pirates in Port Angeles, WA.

She was recently awarded an athletic scholarship, signed a letter of intent to attend the two-year school, and will begin pursuit of a nursing degree while she’s there.

Little earned first-team all-state honors this past season, averaging 15.8 points per game, 5.4 rebounds, four assists, and 3.5 steals for the Lady Broncos.

Peninsula Head Coach Alison Crumb said she’s very excited for Little to join the Lady Pirates. “She exemplifies everything we want in a player,” Crumb explained.

“She can defend, shoot, and really score the ball, but more importantly she is a true professional and a great person.”

Crumb said her favorite thing about Little is her ability to be a leader and a competitor. “Tasiah will have an immediate impact and will be an excellent addition to our campus, our program, and our family,” stated Crumb.

Little grew up in Blanding and is the daughter of Billy and Alsieta Mendoza. She played four seasons at point guard for the Lady Broncos, and that’s where she’ll play at Peninsula College.

Little’s mother, Alsieta Mendoza, said Little is “very excited and a little nervous” to head up to Washington, “because it’s her first time being away from Utah and being away from home.”

At this point, classes at Peninsula College are scheduled to occur online due to COVID-19 precautions, and the 2020-21 basketball season has been shortened. 

Little will head to Port Angeles in late September with basketball practice set to begin in October, a later start than usual.

Until she leaves, Little is working at Clark’s Market and Four Corners Regional Care Center in Blanding.

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