Women's Basketball Inks Arizona Prep

Nov. 16, 2000

PULLMAN, Wash. - Jessica Perry, a 5-foot-6 point guard from Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Ariz., has signed a national letter of intent to play basketball at Washington State, head coach Jenny Przekwas announced Thursday.

'We are very happy to welcome Jessica to the Cougar program,' said Przekwas. 'She helps fill a big gap next year at the point guard position. Jessica's athletic ability coupled with her knowledge of the game will be an asset to Cougar basketball.'

Perry is Shadow Mountain's all-time leader in points, steals and assists. As a junior, she averaged 14 points, 4.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists and 3.2 steals and was an all-region and an honorable mention All-State selection. She has also participated with the Arizona Elite girl's basketball club.

'She is what you ask for in kids,' said Shadow Mountain head coach Ruben Cervantez. 'She has the whole package. A long time ago she said she wanted to play Division I ball and just in the last two years you could see she had not forgotten her dreams and goals.'

Perry is the fourth Arizona player brought to the Palouse by Przekwas. Junior Szudia Bragg (Phoenix), and freshmen Candace Fields (Coolidge) and Rebecca Jordan (Kingman) are currently playing for the Cougars.

'Arizona loves Pac-10 basketball,' said Przekwas. 'We're glad to add another Phoenix player to the roster, and we will continue to look to Arizona for future recruiting.'

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