Women's Basketball Inks Final Early Signee

Nov. 18, 2003

Tucson, Ariz. (Nov. 18) - The University of Arizona women's basketball program has signed guard Ashley Whisonant to a National Letter-of-Intent, announced head coach Joan Bonvicini on Tuesday. Whisonant, who will join the Cats for the 2004-05 season, completes the list of early signees for the Wildcats this fall.

A native of Bowie, Md., Whisonant is a 5-8 swing guard for St. John's College High School in Washington, D.C. A two-time Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American, Whisonant was a first team All-WCAC selection and a fourth team All-Metro DC choice last season. She averaged 12.4 points, 6.5 assists and 4.6 rebounds per game as a junior.

Heading into the 2003-04 season, Whisonant is ranked No. 64 out of the top 100 point guards in the nation by All-Star Girls Report.

'Ashley is an excellent ball-handler and a good perimeter shooter. She's very quick and could play the one or the two for us,' said Bonvicini, who is in her 13th year at Arizona. 'She comes from a great program, and we are fortunate to sign a player like her.

The 22nd-ranked Wildcats will open their 2003-04 slate on Saturday, Nov. 22, at home against Northern Arizona at 2 p.m. in McKale Center.


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