Saturday, October 20, 2012

Women's Recruiting: Peahens Add Height, Athletes

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

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- BRIDGET WHITFIELD (5-7 forward, La Costa Canyon, San Diego, Calif.): She averaged 13.6 points and 8.2 rebounds per game as a high school senior. Highlight clips indicate that she is a strong, albeit slightly undersized, inside player with a nice shooting touch out to about 17 feet. She also looks to be a strong on-the-ball defender.

- NEECHELLE INGRAM (6-2 center, Pocono, Pa., Mountain East H.S.): No high school statistics available, but she did have a career-high 27-point game as a high school senior and box scores indicate she is a consistent double-figure scorer. A long, lanky inside player.

- EMILY BROWN (5-9 guard/forward, Waterford, Ohio, H.S.): She averaged 19.6 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as a high school senior. Reports indicate that she is a versatile and very athletic player.

HALA EL SHAARAWY (6-1 center, Modern Namier Language School, Cairo, Egypt): No statistics are available, nor is any background information about her.

ANALYIS: The Peahens, who have been struggling in recent years, really need an infusion of talent and the incoming group could provide some of that. Both Whitfield and Brown, based on video and published reports, would seem to be ready to contribute relatively soon. Ingram, according to reports, is a good inside player, and should fill a need there for the program. Shaarawy, at least here, is an unknown commodity but she does add height.

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