Thursday, July 28, 2011

Recruiting: Key Parts for Canisius Women

Here's another in the series looking at players joining conference programs.

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- Brooke Angelos, 5-7 point guard, Villa Maria Academy of Buffalo

She averaged 12.7 points per game as a high school senior.

"Brooke is a tremendous all-around player who really understands the game," Canisius head coach Terry Zeh said. "Her ability to see the floor and defend on the perimeter will really help us at the guard position."

- Ashley Gomez, 5-8 guard, Murray Bergraum H.S., Brooklyn.

She averaged 8.0 points per game as a high school senior.

"Ashley comes from a storied high school program in Murry Burgraum," Zeh said. "She has a tremendous feel for the game and brings the ability to play multiple guard positions."

- Kayla Hoohuli, 5-10 guard, St. Mary's (Pa.) H.S.

She averaged 28.4 points, 10.2 rebounds, 7.2 steals and 4.3 assists per game as a high school senior.

"Kayla is a prolific scorer as we saw with her scoring 52 points in a playoff game," Zeh said. "She has the ability to shoot it from deep, score the basketball and is a great athlete who fits in well to our system."

- Ashley Wilkes, 5-11 forward, Miami-Dade Junior College.

She averaged 18.0 points and 10.8 rebounds per game this past season.

"A powerful athletic forward, Ashley's ability to rebound the basketball in traffic and score will really help us," Zeh said.

ANALYSIS: Canisius already has plenty of young height, so the influx of perimeter players should help. Wilkes is the lone forward of the incoming foursome, but she is a true power forward, and an experienced one with two years of JC play, and should help right away. Hoohuli was named to the 40-member Parade All-American team, and she is believed to be the only player thus honored to ever join a MAAC program. Her high school statistics are astronomical. By all accounts she should be ready to play and contribute right away. Angelos is a true point guard and joins a team that was lacking at that position last year. Gomez can play both guard spots. This is a good class that joins an already young and building team that should get the Golden Griffins into championship contention in the not-so-distant future.

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