Colorado Buffaloes women’s basketball head coach Kathy McConnell-Miller signed three high school seniors to letters of intent during the NCAA early signing period.
On Thursday, Shae Kelley, a 6-foot forward from East High School in Denver, and twin sisters Ashley and Brittany Wilson from Long Beach, Calif., committed to the Buffs.
According to ESPN.com’s HoopGurlz, Kelley is the 54th best wing/small forward in the country as she averaged 13 points per game as a junior and led East to the Colorado Class 5A “Sweet 16.”
“Shae is a perfect fit into our system,” McConnell-Miller said in a news release. “She’s long, lean and versatile. She has a natural instinct and scoring ability. Shae is an extremely physical player that makes a difference offensively and defensively.”
The Wilson sisters hail from one of the best high school basketball programs in southern California; Long Beach Poly High School has won four straight California Division I State titles. As juniors, Ashley averaged 6.2 points per game and shot 48 percent from the field while Brittany averaged 7.9 points and 3.5 steals per game.
“When you hear Ashley and Brittany Wilson, you think of two proven winners coming off back-to-back-to-back state championships,” McConnell-Milller said in a news release. “They’ve excelled against the best competition in the country both in high school and their national AAU program.”
The women’s basketball team will open their season at 3 p.m. Sunday against UC Irvine at the Coors Events Center.
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