RENO, Nev. – Fifth-year Nevada women’s basketball head coach Jane Albright announced the signing of two prep standouts to National Letters of Intent, the school announced Thursday.
Ashlee Jones, a 5-9 guard from Sacramento, Calif., and Iman Lathan (pronounced ee-mon), a 5-9 guard from Murrieta, Calif., both signed with the Wolf Pack and will enroll next fall.
“We are excited to add two talented and athletic guards to our team,” Albright said. “Both of them come from outstanding high schools and AAU programs, and have had great individual and team success. Ashlee and Iman are great students in the classroom and are also young people of great character that match the vision of Nevada women’s basketball.”
Jones led her Bradshaw Christian High School team to a 11-1 league finish during the 2011-12 season as a captain, averaging 19.2 ppg., 5.4 rpg., 2.9 spg., and 2.5 apg. She was named All-State Division V Third Team and received All-Metro Honorable Mention following her junior season.
“Ashlee is a three point specialist who can score quickly and in many ways,” Albright said. “She handles the ball well and gets up and down the floor quickly. We expect her to be a combination guard and to contribute immediately.”
Lathan played the 2011-12 season for Temecula Valley High School where she averaged 25 ppg., 2.8 rpg., and 1.9 spg. She was named to the All-CIF Southern Section and All-Valley (Temecula Valley) teams after leading the Golden Bears to the quarterfinals in the Southwestern League. Lathan also received Temecula Valley High School’s Scholar Award and was named Offensive Player of the Year for her team. She will finish out her senior year playing at Perris High School.
“Iman has all the tools to become a defensive specialist for us,” Albright said. “Her athleticism allows her to attack the rim to score or get a teammate open. Her explosiveness will make an immediate impact in our system. Rebounding, making hustle plays, and getting to the foul line are strengths of her game.”
Additionally, Jane Albright announced today that members of the team voted juniors Danika Sharp, Arielle Wideman, and sophomore Emily Burns as team captains for the 2012-13 season.
“All three have done a good job of leading our team this year after a difficult 2011-12 season,” Albright said. “Each has had great success of leading their respective high schools in the past and I am excited for them to lead us in our first year in the Mountain West.”