|Women's basketball signs two|
MOSCOW, Idaho - Idaho women's basketball coach Jon Newlee wanted to address the guard position during the early signing period which began Wednesday, and he did just that with the addition of two high school seniors who will join the Vandals in 2011-12.
Tayler Weiks of Tumwater, Wash., and Jenny Rocha from O'Fallon, Mo., have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Vandals.
"In this class we really wanted to address our perimeter needs, and I think we've done a great job of that," Newlee said.
Weiks, a 5-foot-9 guard, was a first-team all-league selection each of the last two years. She averaged 15.7 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.8 assists per game as a junior at Tumwater High School in Tumwater, Wash.
"What I really like about Tayler is her athleticism," Newlee said. "She is one of the most athletic players that we've brought here in the last few years. She is an excellent defender and she rebounds well for her size. She is a hard-nosed kid and she finds a way to score."
Rocha, a 5-foot-5 point guard, led St. Dominic High School of O'Fallon, Mo., to a 25-5 record, conference, district and sectional championships, and an appearance in the state final four during her junior season. She averaged 17.4 points, three assists and two steals per game, while hitting 46 percent of her shots, and 33 percent of her 3-point attempts and was a first-team all-state selection.
"She can handle it with either hand, she has great quickness, and she can step back and shoot the three," Newlee said of Rocha. "For her size, she does a great job of getting to the rim and finishing. Her court vision is excellent. She sees things before they happen and puts the ball where it needs to be. She's just a classic pure point guard with the ability to score."