|Posted November 26, 2008|
Pack inks four during early signing period
PUEBLO, Colo. (Nov. 26, 2008) - The Colorado State University-Pueblo women's basketball team now has another thing to be thankful for - the end of their 2009 recruiting season, thanks to the signing of four recruits in the early signing period, fulfilling the program's goals for the year from a recruiting standpoint.
The ThunderWolves added three of the state's top Colorado high school standouts in Katrina Selsor (Glenwood Springs HS; Glenwood Springs, Colo.), Jocelyn Fox (Fossil Ridge HS; Fort Collins, Colo.) and Erica Hicks (Lakewood HS; Lakewood, Colo.), as well as one of the top players in the state of Nevada in Caitlin Forrester (Boulder City HS; Boulder City, Nev.).
All four are now beginning their senior seasons at their respective high schools.
Selsor, a 5-foot-11 wing, helped lead Glenwood Springs to the Colorado 4A Elite Eight in 2008 while averaging 12.9 points, 6.4 assists, 2.8 steals and 1.0 blocks per game as a junior. She was a Denver Post 4A all-state honorable mention selection, and a first-team all-Western Slope League selection in 2008. She also competed in cross country and ran track at GSHS.
Fox, a tall drink of water at 6-foot-2, was a 4A all-state selection by the Rocky Mountain News as a sophomore, when she averaged 10.2 points per game and led the team in rebounds. As a junior, she averaged 10.7 points per game, shooting better than 50 percent from the field and even showing some prowess on the perimeter, burying 15 threes. She helped Fossil Ridge to a berth in the state basketball tournament last season, boasting a 15-10 mark.
Hicks, a 5-foot-10 wing, was a 5A first-team all-state selection by The Denver Post as a junior last season, helping Lakewood to back-to-back 5A Elite Eight berths the past two seasons, recording a 21-5 mark in 2008 and a 19-5 mark in 2007. Hicks led the state in scoring last season, averaging 21.2 points per game and nailing 63 three-pointers. She also averaged 10.8 points per game as a sophomore.
Forrester, a four-sport athlete at Boulder City High School, was the 2008 Nevada Wendy's High School Heisman Award winner. She was a first-team all-conference and all-state honorable mention selection, scoring 15 points per game and recorded 8 boards per game last season. She was also nominated as one of four Nevada prep basketball players to the McDonald's All-American team.
The Pack's early signings puts the ThunderWolves in a great position for the future, allowing the program to focus on the following season's recruiting while adding four standout athletes who are all have legitimate shots at being elite players at the Division II level, Pack coach Kip Drown said.
"All four are quality student-athletes that will be able to make a difference right away for us," Drown said. "They allowed us to add some height to our roster, which is something we really needed, and they all show great athleticism on the court. We couldn't be happier with the caliber of players we were able to land, especially this early in the game."