Women's Basketball Signs Four To National Letters of Intent
Nov. 13, 2003
LOS ANGELES -- Brynn Cameron of Newbury Park (Calif.) High, Jazlyn Davis of Toledo (Ohio) Bowsher High, S'mone Jelks of Charles F. Brush High in Lyndhurst, Ohio, and Ashley Sours of Cactus High in Glendale, Ariz., signed letters of intent with the USC women's basketball program, head coach Chris Gobrecht announced today.
'We are so pleased with this class of athletes,' said Gobrecht, who is in her seventh season at USC. 'Our staff did an outstanding job finding the right players to fill our specific needs. These players will definitely make an impact on this team.'
Local standout Cameron is a 5-foot-10 shooting guard from Newbury Park. Last season she averaged 20.5 points per game and was named to the All-CIF Southern Section first team, Los Angeles Times Ventura County/North Coast All-Region, Los Angeles Daily News All-Area and All-Mira Monte League first team. Cameron also competed at the 2003 L'adidas Roundball Classic.
'Brynn has an amazing shooting touch,' said Gobrecht. 'She is such a big-time shooter because she gets her shot of quick and that will help her immensely at this level. We're very happy she chose to stay close to home.'
A 5-foot-8 point guard, Davis will fill a much-needed role for the Women of Troy. Davis was named to the 2002-03 All-Ohio girls' basketball second team after leading the City League in scoring (24.1 ppg) last season. She also contributed 7.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists and 4.7 steals per game as a junior and was ranked as high as No. 63 according to the All-Star Girls Report. She was Invited the Nike All-American basketball camp in 2003.
Davis, along with fellow recruit Jelks, played on the All-Ohio Black AAU team which won the End-of-the-Trail Tournament in Portand, Ore., last season.
'We are so excited that we were able to attract a top-notch player in this very critical position,' said Gobrecht. 'Jazlyn has the size, skill and demeanor that will make her successful at this level. She is a very savvy player who understands the game well.'
Jelks, a 5-foot-11 small forward, is a player known for her defensive skills. Last season she was named to the Associated Press Division I All-Ohio state basketball team and was also invited to play at the 2003 L'adidas Roundball Classic.
'S'mone is capable of being a perimeter stopper, which is so important when you play pressure defense,' said Gobrecht. 'She is an all-around player who takes pride in defense, in addition to being an effective scorer and rebounder.'
Sours, a 6-foot-5 center, averaged 16 points (shooting 62 percent from the field) and nine rebounds last season to lead her team to the Arizona Class 4A semifinals.
'Ashley is a player with terrific size and a wingspan to match,' said Gobrecht. 'She has just gotten better and better throughout her high school career and we expect that she will make significant contributions for us once she's here.'