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Western Oregon Women's Basketball Adds Three

The Wolves were 6-20 overall and 3-15 in GNAC play.


The Wolves will welcome a pair of Oregon high school graduates and a junior college transfer for next season. Photo: WOU Athletics

(MONMOUTH, Ore. ) - The Western Oregon University women's basketball team has signed three recruits for the upcoming season.

The Wolves will welcome a pair of Oregon high school graduates and a junior college transfer.

Emily Howey North Salt Lake, Utah Woods Cross HS/Snow College Center 6-3

Howey joins WOU after appearing in all 28 games for Snow College last season. The incoming junior started in 11 games for the Badgers in 2013-14, averaging 5.1 points and 4 rebounds per game. She averaged 15.8 minutes per contest. Howey shot 56 percent from the field.

"At Snow, Emily's presence on the floor made an immediate impact on offense and defense," Badgers' Head Coach Natalie Visger said. "She finishes nicely around the basket and gets a bunch of rebounds. She is a force to be reckoned with and her best basketball is ahead of her at WOU. I can't wait to follow her at the next level."

Before Snow College, Howey averaged 14.5 points and 12.7 rebounds per outing during her senior season at Wood Cross High School. She scored over 600 points during her WCHS career, grabbing nearly 500 rebounds as well.

"We are thrilled to add Emily to program next year," WOU Head Coach Holli Howard-Carpenter said. "She will bring some much needed size and strength to our inside game. In addition, Emily has great court vision and will bring some experience to a young team."

Jasmine Miller Tualatin, Ore. Tualatin HS Guard/Forward 5-11

Miller was a four-year letterwinner on the Tualatin High School varsity team. A team captain for two years, she was tabbed second team All-League following her senior season in 2013-14. Miller was All-League honorable mention after her junior year. She was a McDonald's All-American nominee last season, and was invited to the Nike Basketball preseason training camp, an invite only event for only 32 players from Oregon.

An All-Tournament team selection at the 2013 Nike Interstate Shootout and End of the Oregon Trail tournament, Miller was a member of the honors class program in the classroom all four years of high school. The daughter of John Miller and Samantha Sardella, is interested in majoring in education at WOU.

"Jasmine is extremely versatile and has a huge up-side," Howard-Carpenter said. "She is athletic, strong and will be able to help us in a variety of ways. Jasmine is a great athlete and teammate who works extremely hard in the gym and in the classroom. She has the type of character we are looking for as our program moves forward and we are excited she chose WOU."

Sami Osborne Eugene, Ore. Willamette HS Guard/Forward 6-1

Osborne was named All-State this past season at Willamette High School. She helped guide the Wolverines to the OSAA Class 5A state title the past two years. WHS was the state runner-up in 2011-12. The incoming freshman was named First Team All-Tournament at the state tournament last season.

The daughter of Ty Osborne and Jo Johnson, is interested in Community Health Education at Western Oregon.

"Sami is a consistent three-point shooter and has great court vision," Howard-Carpenter said. "Her size and strength allow her to be effective inside as well as on the boards. I truly believe the sky is the limit for Sami, she has the potential to be a dynamic player in the GNAC."

SOURCE: WOU Athletics




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