Nov. 16, 2008
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University women's basketball Head Coach June Daugherty received two more National Letters of Intent, completing her signing class for 2009-10.
Daugherty received NLIs on the first day of the early signing period this past Wednesday from Carly Noyes (Moses Lake, Wash.) and Ki-Shawna (KiKi) Moore (San Francisco, Calif.), and has since received commitments from Ireti Amojo (Berlin, Germany) and Razzearne (Razz) Muir (Nowra, Australia).
"We are proud to welcome four new student-athletes to Washington State University and our women's basketball family," Daugherty said. "Each of our four signees is extremely talented and athletic. They are people whom have won at the highest level of competition both nationally and internationally. My coaching staff and team members provided a strong amount of hard work and dedication to assist in them becoming our 2009-10 outstanding recruiting class! This is certainly an exciting day of celebration for the WSU Cougar Faithful."
Bio Information on WSU's latest signees follows:
Amojo, a 5-foot-10 guard out of Berlin, Germany, led her team to a third place finish at the European Championships (Division B). She was nominated to the German under-16 national team from 2004-06, and for the under-18 and under-20 teams this past year.
Amojo twice led her squad to both the German Championship and the Berlin Championship, and was nominated Scania Queen in the Scania Cup in 2005.
While on an exchange trip for one year, Amojo played with fellow Cougar Katie Grad's Auburn-Riverside High School team that won the 3A State Championship in 2007.
Muir, a 6-4 forward from Nowra, New South Wales, Australia, was a member of the NSW state under-16, under-18 and under-20 teams at the Australia National Championships.
She won back-to-back state championships with the Shoalhaven Basketball Club, and was named Shoalhaven's Player of the Year.
Muir was named both All-Australia and NSW All-State in each of the last three seasons. She was also named to the NSW All-Schools All-State team, garnering Defensive Player of the Year honors at the women's state league basketball championships. She was also named Defensive Player of the Year at the Intensive Training Centre Program in 2007.
In 2008 Nowra High School honored her with the Award of Excellence in basketball and named her the Female Sports Person of the Year. She also received a scholarship at the New South Wales Institute of Sport.
Carly Noyes (Moses Lake, Wash./Moses Lake HS) and Ki-Shawna (Ki-Ki) Moore (San Francisco, Calif./Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep) were each named honorable mention Preseason All-America by The Sporting News headed into their senior campaigns, and are each McDonald's All-America nominees.
Bio information on each of the previous signees follows:
Ki-Shawna (Ki-Ki) Moore, a 5-8 guard out of San Francisco, Calif., led Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep to the USA Today National Championship this past year with an undefeated record (33-0) and its third consecutive California Division III State Championship. A preseason honorable mention All-America from The Sporting News and a McDonald's All-America nominee, Moore was named to the ESPN-HoopGurlz Top 100.
Following this past season, Moore took home a plethora of accolades, including: first-team All-WCAL, San Francisco Examiner All-City First Team, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro First Team, second-team all-state and third-team All-NorCal. Moore also garnered San Francisco Examiner All-City First Team honors as a sophomore, and was named second-team All-WCAL as a sophomore and garnered honorable mention All-WCAL as a freshman. She played in the Sac vs. Bay All-Star game in both 2007 and 2008.
Moore played for Bay Area Lady Warriors and was a member of the San Francisco PAL Pop Warner Tackle Football Junior Pee Wee League from 1999-2001. In 2008, she was named to the Nike Northwest Invitational All-Tournament team and was named most valuable player of the Oregon Trails. In 2007 Moore was named most valuable player of the River City Classic. And in 2006 Moore was named to the all-tournament teams at both the River City Classic and the Oregon Trails.
Carly Noyes (6-foot-5, center), the defending two-time Columbia Basin League Player of the Year out of Moses Lake, Wash., led Moses Lake High School to the 4A State Championship game this past season as a junior. Entering her senior campaign, Noyes is already Moses Lake's all-time leader in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots as a three-year starter, and was named preseason All-America honorable mention by The Sporting News and was a McDonald's All-America nominee.
Noyes averaged 18.9 points, 9.7 rebounds and 2.9 blocks per game as a junior en route to being named first-team all-state by both the Seattle Times and Tacoma News Tribune. Noyes also garnered Tri-City Herald All-Area Most Valuable Player accolades, and was named first-team all-league and most valuable player on both offense and defense. As a sophomore Noyes was named the Columbia Basin League's Most Valuable Player on offense, and garnered first-team all-league on both offense and defense after averaging 18.4 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game. As a freshman Noyes averaged 13.2 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game en route to first-team All-CBL honors. Noyes was named to the Tri-City Herald All-Area team both her freshman and sophomore seasons, and has been awarded the Chiefs' most valuable player award all three years.
Noyes has also started for the Spokane Stars elite summer basketball team each of the last two years, and was named team captain this past year. She was named to the End of the Trail All-Tournament team in 2008.