Saturday, September 10, 2011

Jaspers' Women's Recruiting: Needs Filled

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

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- Ashley Stec, 6-1 forward, Cazenovia (N.Y.) H.S.

No high school stats available. She is a gifted athlete who played four sports (also swimming, soccer and track & field) in high school. Stec is the younger sister of former Siena standout Heather Stec.

"Ashley is a great athlete who can play multiple positions," said Manhattan coach John Olenowski said. "She has fine three-point shooting range and is a sound inside player. Ashley is a top-notch rebounder and defender as well."

- Sheba Hall, 5-5 point guard, Lower Merion H.S., Philadelphia

No statistics available.

"Sheba is an outstanding point guard who is explosive in transition and very crafty with the ball," Olenowski said. "In addition, she is a tenacious defender."

- Nicole Isaacs, 5-7 guard, Rumson Fair Haven Regional H.S.

No statistics available.

"Nicole is a great all-around basketball player," Olenowski said. "She is a dynamic outside shooter who has a fine handle and sees the court well. Nicole is also fundamentally sound defensively."

ANALYSIS: Manhattan posted 24 victories this past season, but lost do-everything point guard Abby Wentworth to graduation. Hall likely will get significant minutes running the point,, and Isaacs should fit in immediate as a member of the playing group at the off-guard spot. Manhattan's other challenge last season was a lack of height, and Stec should provide some help in that area.

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