The Weber State women’s basketball team signed four new recruits to national letters of intent on Wednesday, including in-state standout Kailie Quinn out of Judge Memorial High School.
Joining Quinn in signing their letters of intent on national signing day were Jocelyn Adams from Vancouver, Washington; Sira Toure from Kennewick, Washington and Cece Wooten from Vancouver, Washington.
With the three Washington natives now signed, the Wildcats will now have four players from the state, including sophomore center Jalen Carpenter.
Quinn becomes the second Utahan on the roster, joining Des Ramos (West Valley City).
“We have signed four very dynamic young women with high character who come from great families,” head coach Bethann Ord said Wednesday. “We know their impact will not only be on the basketball court but in everything they do at Weber State.”
Quinn is very excited to get to Weber State and get started.
“I seriously cannot wait to lace up my shoes and play,” Quinn said. “If I had the option to play right now for Coach Ord, I would.”
Quinn, a 5’9” guard, was the 3A MVP at Judge High in 2013, leading the state in scoring. She was named to the all-state team her sophomore and junior years and is currently preparing for her senior season. Quinn is also a 3-time region MVP and was named second-team all-state as a freshman.
“Coach Ord has been committed to me since my sophomore year,” Quinn said. “She came to every game. The coaching staff is incredible and the players are even better.”
Quinn is also on track to be in the top-10 in five categories, including points scored, rebounds and steals. She will be the first female athlete to ever do that in the history of the state of Utah.
“She brings immediate leadership abilities and has a willingness to learn and be coached,” Ord said. “She knows only hard work and she’s the definition of a true competitor. She will continue to elevate our program immediately and in the years to come."
Quinn averages 20 points per game, 13 rebounds per game, six steals per game and four assists per game.
Adams, a 6’2” forward, was named to the all-state-tournament team in 2013 at Skyview High School in Vancouver. She was also named to the all-St. Helens second team her sophomore season and helped lead her high school team to a 2013 state championship, scoring 17 points and pulling down 16 rebounds in the state championship game.
“Jocelyn comes to us from winning programs both in high school at Skyview and the Northwest Blazers, an elite AAU Programs in the country,” Ord said. “She has a strong presence inside with great touch around the basket. Her athleticism and instincts around the ball will allow her to come in and contribute right away.”
Adams has been looking forward to signing a letter of intent for a long time.
“Signing this morning was like a dream come true,” Adams said. “I’m excited that I don’t have to worry about making a decision anymore, knowing that I have made the right decision. I felt an instant connection to Coach Ord and the rest of the team and my visit confirmed that. I fell in love with the atmosphere of the campus and I’m really excited to be at Weber next year.”
Toure, a 5’10” guard, also played for the Northwest Blazers. She led the state tournament in scoring in 2013 and was named to the all-tournament team. Toure earned Tri-City all-area honors, averaging 15 points per game in 2013.
“Sira is an extremely athletic guard with her quickness and scoring ability in transition will fit well with our system,” Ord said. “She is an extremely ambitious young woman on the court and in the classroom. She is committed to pursuing a degree in Engineering.”
Wooten, a 6’0” forward, was born in Vancouver, Washington, but played her high school ball in Oregon. She was named the most inspirational player in both 2012 and 2013 for the powerhouse St. Mary’s high school in Portland.
Wooten also played for an Elite AAU team, Team Concept.
“Cece has a tremendous work ethic and is always in the gym,” Ord said. “She has an untapped upside and has helped impact her team by doing all the little things that every team needs. We are excited for her to do that here.”
The Wildcats are currently on their first road trip of the season as they travel to Seton Hall Friday and Army Sunday. They will return home on November 26 to take on Air Force at 5 p.m.