Immediate Release: June 23, 2008
Contact: David O'Brian (email@example.com)
women's basketball announces 2008 recruiting class
N.Y. -- The Binghamton University women's basketball team has
announced its 2008 recruiting class. Five players will join the
program as freshman for the 2008-09 season while a sixth player
is a transfer and will sit out the season before playing as a
sophomore the following season.
(Memphis, Tenn.) is a guard from Mitchell High School. As a senior,
she averaged 24 points, seven assists, four rebounds and two
steals per game. She was named the league MVP in 2007 and 2008
and was the district MVP in 2007. In addition, Holmes was named
all-region and was selected to the all-state tournament team
Kiara Conner (Chicago, Ill.) is a forward from Whitney
Young High School. She was named all-conference, All-City and
All-Suburban in helping her team win the Illinois Class 4A state
championship. As a senior, she averaged 12.0 points and 8.5 rebounds
Viive-Cai Rebane (Tallinn, Estonia) is a forward and played
the last two years in the Estonian Championship League. During
the 2007-08 season, she played for first-place Tallinna and averaged
14.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.4 assists per game.
She was named the MVP of the finals.
Ireland) is a guard from the Ursuline Secondary School. She was
named the Irish Examiner National Junior Sports Star of
the Year in 2007. O'Reilly was also the co-captain of the Under-16
Irish National Team as well as a three-time Southern Region Player
of the Year.
(Cork, Ireland) is a forward from the Ursuline Secondary School.
She too was a co-captain of the Under-16 Irish National Team.
In addition, she was named the Glanmire Basketball Under-18 Player
of the Year.
Emma Cronk (Kingston, Ontario) is a 6-4 center who played
her freshman at Gardner Webb University this past season. She
appeared in all 30 games with four starts. Prior to college,
she was a four-year team MVP and averaged a double-double her
final two years at Sydenham High School.
"We are excited to have all six players coming to Binghamton,"
head coach Nicole Scholl said. "They bring size, speed and
experience to our program and will make an impact this coming