Fremont High School
Natalie Williams 3SSB
Timea Gardiner (Ogden, Utah) is a five-star recruit and ESPN's No. 6 rated player in this year's signing class. The forward is a three-time all-state honoree, as well as an All-Region selection. She averaged 14.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game during her sophomore campaign, and followed that up with 13.5 points and 7.1 boards per contest last season.
According to ESPN, Gardiner is a: "Agile front court prospect displays efficient interior footwork, sells ball fakes and scores in traffic; emerging face up game in the key adds to the offensive arsenal; rebounds, physical on the block, workhorse on the glass; continues as a dominant post prospect in the class of 2022".
Gardiner has made her mark with USA Basketball as well, helping lead the USA U-16 squad to a Gold Medal a the 2019 FIBA America's in Puerto Aysen, Chile. She averaged 7.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest, as the USA went a perfect 6-0 at the event. Gardiner also took part in trials for the 2018 USA U-17 World Cup Team.
"I chose Oregon State because I really wanted a place that felt like family and a home away from home," Gardiner said. "Coach Rueck has built a great culture and program, and i wanted to be a part of that, as well as being surrounded by people that will push me to become a better student, athlete and person."