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Women's Hoops

The latest news and analysis on college and pro women's basketball.

January 28, 2010 at 8:00 PM

Mailbag: What’s up with Washington recruiting?

Huskies2.jpgSome of asked repeatedly for a look at Washington recruiting. The regular signing period remains a ways off (April 14 to May 19), but Washington does have a few prospects.
As reported earlier, coach Tia Jackson signed three players early in Glacier Peak High F Marjorie Heard, Auburn Riverside PG Mercedes Wetmore and Vallejo (Calif.) G Ashley Moore in November. Kennedy G Yasmine Fuller is considering Washington, according to HoopGurlz.
But Fuller, who’s recieved tips from from WNBA legend Sheryl Swoopes, is also considering Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Rutgers, and St. John’s.
Jackson, whose future with the program is still being evaluated, has two more scholarships available. Only what she does with them is currently unknown. The Huskies have four seniors graduating, including leading scorer Sami Whitcomb (13.8).
A fifth in G Sara Mosiman is working her way back from shin surgery. She’d like to return this season and play in UW’s final home games and the Pac-10 tournament. Mosiman is ahead of schedule in rehabilitating the injury, but she could apply for a medical redshirt, too.
“We’re going to sign players by need only,” said Jackson, who noted she has 14 players on scholarship. The depth allowed UW to absorb four injuries this season. “We’re not going to go out and get players just to sign them.”
Washington will play rival Washington State on Friday at 5 p.m. The Huskies have a 28-game win streak against the Cougars.
But UW may be without second-leading scorer Kristi Kingma. The sophomore guard suffered a mild concussion in the final seconds of a four-point loss against UCLA on Saturday.
She did not complete a full practice this week and was re-evaluated Thursday prior to the team’s departure. Jackson said Kingma’s start would be a game-time decision.

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