Jayla French
Jayla French(she/her)
Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Jayla French expects to graduate in December 2024 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism. French has reported and written for the East Valley Tribune.

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‘This time it felt right’: Arizona State guard Adam Miller highlights fickle journey through transfer portal

TEMPE – ASU junior guard Adam Miller was unable to play with the Sun Devils after transferring for the second time due to the change in transfer guidelines in January 2023. The transfer portal looks different this year as an influx of athletes enter it.

Adam Miller's journey through the NCAA transfer portal was a rollercoaster of highs and lows, from hopes of a fresh start to setbacks with eligibility. (Photo by Alyssa Buruato/Cronkite News)

DJ Burns Jr. shines bright during remarkable NC State March Madness run

PHOENIX – NC State DJ Burns Jr. has captured the hearts of college basketball fans, from how he plays the game to his vibrant personality. With a chance to win the school’s third championship, he has never strayed from what brought him to this point.

Senior forward DJ Burns shares his infectious smile while sharing a laugh with teammates during practice ahead of their Men’s Final Four showdown against Purdue. (Photo by Bennett Silvyn/Cronkite News)

Top-seeded Arizona Wildcats stunned by Oregon Ducks in Pac-12 men’s tournament semifinals

LAS VEGAS – The Arizona men's basketball team squared off with Oregon Friday night in the semifinals of the Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament and lost 67-59, missing out on a possible three-peat.

ASU men’s basketball loses big to Utah in Pac-12 conference era finale

LAS VEGAS — In a season of highs and lows leading to the final Pac-12 tournament ASU men’s basketball had the heavy task of winning with a chance at the NCAA tournament and keeping their overall season alive.

Arizona State head coach Bobby Hurley evaluates his teams offense in a first-round matchup against Utah in the 2024 Pac-12 Tournament at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Dominic Contini/Cronkite News)

From Brazil to Tempe, ASU’s Isadora Sousa inspires on and off basketball court

TEMPE – As she approaches the end of her tenure in Tempe, Isadora Sousa's thoughts often turn to the girls back home in Brazil as she takes to the court.

Despite facing challenges, Isadora Sousa remains focused on her aspirations of playing professional basketball in Brazil and coaching to empower female basketball players. (Photo by Emma Jeanson/Cronkite News)

Stars come out, hail comes down: Wild WM Phoenix Open pro-am features appearances by Saban, Phelps

SCOTTSDALE – Although rain, and later hail, interrupted the WM Phoenix Open pro-am, fans still showed up to watch an eclectic mix of celebrities, including Nick Saban.

Olympian Michael Phelps plays golf frequently and was excited to compete again. “I’m a golf nut so being able to watch some of these pros up close is special for me.” (Photo by Alyssa Burato/Cronkite News)

ASU women’s basketball showing poise, promise in rebuild under coach Natasha Adair

TEMPE – Despite a challenging start, the ASU women’s basketball team under coach Natasha Adair's leadership showcases resilience, marked by a significant improvement from the previous season's record.

ASU women's coach Natasha Adair instills resilience through a season of growth and improvement ahead of the team's move to the Big 12 Conference. (Photo by Sam Wasson/Getty Images)