Women's Hoops Signs Jeneva Anderson To NLI

Nov. 12, 2008

SEATTLE - Second-year Husky women's basketball head coach Tia Jackson announced, Wednesday, that in-state standout Jeneva Anderson has signed a national letter of intent to enroll at Washington and will join the Husky program for the 2009-2010 season.

Anderson, a 6-0 forward from Spokane, Wash., is a two-year varsity letterwinner at Lewis & Clark High School, a squad that has won three-straight Washington state 4A championship titles. She was the team's leading scorer as a junior last year, helping the squad to a perfect 29-0 record en route to its unprecedented third-straight 4A crown.

'After the addition of eight talented players last season, our scholarship situation left us with only two to give in the 2009 graduating class,' Jackson said. 'We wanted to be selective about who we brought in, keeping our list extremely short, with our eye on one player in particular - Jeneva Anderson. When she decided that she wanted to play for the Huskies, we knew that life in Huskyville was getting brighter. Jeneva is an exceptional athlete who adds versatility inside and out. She is a young lady who not only understands what we are trying to accomplish here, but also the commitment and hard work it takes to excel in this new era of Washington women's basketball.'

As of Nov. 3, All-Star Girls Report had Washington's 2009 recruiting class with a projected national ranking of 33rd - a ranking that also includes UCLA transfer Regina Rogers who is sitting out this season due to NCAA rules.

Anderson was Lewis & Clark's leading scorer as a junior with 10.8 points per game. She also averaged 5.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.4 assists. She was a 2008 All-Greater Spokane League selection and earned second-team all-state tournament honors last season as well. Anderson was also a varsity letterwinner as a sophomore in 2006-07.

'Jeneva's shooting ability - off the pass and off the dribble - combined with an athleticism and lengthy wing span adds to the depth of our team, making us even more efficient on both ends,' Jackson said of her newest Husky. 'We are extremely excited to have such a wonderful young lady and student-athlete join our Husky family.'