Daily Commercial reported earlier this month on Joharra Russell signing a national letter of intent with St. Petersburg College's women's basketball team. Her Coach Oates expressed, "She's been such a great player and leader for us and earned this scholarship. She's been a fantastic example for her teammates — in four years here, she never missed a practice. And when she was on the practice floor, she was all about working and getting better."
After speaking with Joharra, the Daily Commerical learned that she narrowed down her school selection to 3 schools, but ultimately chose SPC after meeting Coach Denisha Davidson. Joharra explained, "I love her personality. She's a lot like Coach Oates. After I met her and we talked, it was an easy decision. I wanted to play for her."