Monday, October 22, 2012

Women's Recruiting: Canisius Adds Strong Group

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

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- ASHLEY GOMEZ (5-7 guard, Murray Bergtraum H.S., Brooklyn): Gomez was at Canisius last year and looked good in preseason workouts until she suffered a knee injury and had to be a medical redshirt. She is healthy now. She averaged 11.6 points per game in high school and is capable of playing either guard spot.

- TIAHANA MILLS (5-5 guard, Binghamton, N.Y., H.S.): She averaged 12.7 points per game as a junior, but there are no senior season statistics available. She is a true point guard who, according to reports, is very athletic and gets by defenders with ease.

- JASMINE MUNGO (5-10 forward, Riverdale Baptist School, Upper Marlboro, Md.): She averaged 8.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game at the high-powered Riverdale program that saw seven players from last year's team secure Division I scholarships. Reports indicate she is capable of playing either forward position.

- CRYSTAL PORTER (5-10 forward, Elisik H.S., Houston): She averaged 14.1 points and 10.8 rebounds per game as a high school senior and is a two-time all-state selection (2011, '12) in Texas. Reports indicate she is a strong, in-the-paint power forward.

- EMIL WEBER (5-9 guard, Shenendehowa H.S., Clifton Park, N.Y.): She averaged 17.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.8 steals and 2.8 assists per game as a high school senior. Your Hoopscribe saw Weber play several times over her scholastic career. Her strength is as an exceptional outside shooter. She is also a good distributor for a tall guard who doesn't play the point.

ANALYSIS: Gomez and Mills will ensure the program's point-guard position has depth this year and more-than-capable players there in the future. Weber is a perfect fit for a program that has long relied on long-range shooting, and she will be one of the league's best from beyond the bonus stripe right from the start of her career. Mungo is a multi-talented forward, while Porter is a strong inside player.

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