Women's Basketball Signs Two
Nov. 15, 2007
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women's basketball head coach Raegan Pebley annonced Thursday that two players have signed national letters of intent to compete for the Aggies beginning in the 2008-09 season. The duo consists of Chelsea Burns and Zana Williams.
Burns, a 5-10 forward from Carlsbad, Calif., earned all-League-Second Team honors as a sophomore and a junior for La Jolla Country Day High School, after average 7.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game and helping the Lady Torreys to their third straight Costal League championship. The four year varsity starter is a 2007-08 team captain and a McDonalds All-American nominee.
"It's an honor to sign an athlete from La Jolla Country Day High School," Pebley said. "I know her transition from high school to college will be smooth because of the way Coach Terry Bamford prepares her team. Burns is similar to former player Brittany Phillips. She is a scoring presence while maintaining poise and intelligence and she loves to compete."
Williams, a 5-9 guard from Vancouver, British Columbia, averaged 27.5 points, 6.8 assists and 5.5 rebonds per game last year at Kitsilano High School and was named most valuable player in the Vancouver city tournament. She was also named to the first-team after scoring a game-high 51 points in the quarterfinal game of the Lower Mainland Tournament. Williams helped lead her team to a 30-6 record and a first-place finish in the Vancouver city tournament. Williams is one of the select members of the Basketball BC Club team and has played for the Center For Performance National Elite Development Program for the last five years.
"Zana fits well into what we do offensively," Pebley said. "She is a very creative and versatile scorer on the perimeter and will add size to the shooting guard position for us."