Topic: Makala Roper
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November 19, 2013 at 3:52 PM
Taylor Farris of Renton has signed a letter of intent to play basketball at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
According to Renton coach Tim White, she is the school’s first player to earn a full Division I women’s basketball scholarship in at least 26 years.
Farris led the Indians to a third-place finish at the 2A state tournament last season — their best finish since 1987, when they were second to Garfield in the 4A tourney.
At UCSB, she will be joined by Makala Roper, currently a senior at Cleveland. We had the news about Roper’s college choice a couple of weeks ago.
You can read more about both players on the UCSB website in a press release here.
October 15, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Makala Roper and MyMy Ladd, who helped Cleveland win the Class 3A state girls basketball title as juniors last season, have made oral commitments to play at the next level, according to coach Stephenie Wheeler-Smith.
Roper, who was named the tourney MVP, chose the University of California, Santa Barbara, while Ladd will be heading to San Jose State.
Wheeler-Smith said both are ecstatic about their commitments, especially since they are heading to sunny California.
The coach had this to say about Roper:
“She has realized her dream of playing D1 and is walking around on Cloud 9 about her decision. Coach (Carlene) Mitchell, a protégé of C. Vivian Stringer, will put Makala’s shooting skills to work immediately.”
And this to say about Ladd:
“She’s worked hard….As our leader on the team, she will be missed, but coach (Jamie) Craighead is getting an amazing kid and athlete.”
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