CSUN Women's Hoops Signs Three to National Letters of Intent
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. --- The Cal State Northridge women's basketball program has signed three high school seniors to National Letters of Intent, Matador head coach Jason Flowers announced. Breeyon Alexander, Jasmine Johnson and Johnece Miller all bring in outstanding amateur credentials and will join Northridge starting in the 2012-13 season.
"I am very excited to add these three young women of outstanding character to our basketball family," Flowers said. "All three come from winning programs and should be excellent student-athletes both on the court and in the classroom."
Alexander comes to Northridge from perennial power Long Beach Poly High School. With the Jackrabbits and under the guidance of head coach Carl Buggs, Alexander has helped lead her squad to success on the regional, state and national level. In her junior season, the team finished 25-3 overall and finished the year ranked eighth in the nation. A 5-10 guard, Alexander brings versatility and could see the floor at multiple positions for Flowers and CSUN.
"Breeyon is an extremely athletic guard who is a great defender and can play multiple positions," Flowers said. "She comes from one of the most successful programs in California and is a tremendous addition to our program."
Johnson enters her senior season at Canyon Springs High School. In her junior season with the Cougars, she averaged 13.5 points and 8.0 rebounds as the team, led by head coach Gail Hale, posted a perfect mark in league action and finished the year with a 30-4 overall record. In fact, ESPN's HoopGurlz ranks the 6-0 forward as the 29th best wing prospect in the country.
"Jasmine plays as hard as anyone out there and has a great motor," Flowers added. "She is a tough rebounder and a versatile offensive player who will cause match-up problems."
Finally, Miller starts her senior season at Bell-Jefferson High School and head coach Jaclyn Johnson. With the Guards, Miller helped lead the squad to a 23-8 overall record in her junior season. A 5-9 guard, Miller "shows lots of quickness and an ability to get into the paint," according to ESPN's HoopGurlz.
"Johnece is a very fast guard who has the speed and quickness to beat her defender off the dribble and get to the basket," Flowers said. "She is a tough defender and is another young woman who comes from a winning program."
Flowers and the Matadors are off to a hot start in the 2011-12 season. The team's 2-0 start is the program's best since the 1998-99 season. CSUN defeated San Francisco, 67-59, in the season opener for its first win over the Dons in program history. Three days later, the Matadors toppled LMU 79-62 for their first against the Lions since 1997.