Nov. 19, 2002
PULLMAN, Wash. - Vasha Adams, a 6-foot-1 forward who hails from St. Vincent, West Indes, has signed a national letter of intent to play women's basketball for Washington State University, head coach Sherri Murrell announced, Tuesday.
Adams will transfer to WSU from Clarendon College in Clarendon, Texas. She will reunite with current WSU guard Ravon Justice as both were teammates under coach Wade Scott at Clarendon last year.
Adams entered her sophomore season as the third ranked power forward in All-Star Girls Report's pre-season junior college player rankings. In addition, Adams was No. 34 in the publication's junior college overall player pre-season rankings.
As a freshman, which was her first year playing organized ball, Adams averaged 6.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and shot 43 percent from the field. This season, Adams' Clarendon team is off to a 6-0 start.
"Vasha is going to bring a physical presence and maturity that is so critical for Pac-10 basketball," said Murrell. "Her strength and aggressive play will make her a force in rebounding and defense. She's just begun to scratch the surface of her potential. I'm very excited to have her join our first recruiting class."
The addition of Adams marks the completion of Murrell's fall recruiting class. The first-year head coach signed Adriane Ferguson (6-0 guard, Mead High School, Spokane, Wash.) and Nicole Stratton (5-11 guard, Coronado High School, Colorado Springs, Colo.) last week.
The Cougars open the 2002-03 season at Friel Court, Friday, Nov. 22 against Wyoming at 7 p.m.