April 16, 2014
San Jose, Calif. – Ellie Stevens, a two-time All-South Region IX performer at Lamar (Colo.) Community College, has signed a National Letter of Intent to compete for the San José State women’s basketball program beginning in the 2014-15 school year. Spartans’ head coach Jamie Craighead made the announcement.
In 2013-14, Stevens, a 6-0 guard, was a starter in all 28 games in which she appeared. She led her team in scoring at 15.6 points per game, grabbed 5.6 rebounds and had 3.0 steals for the Running Lopes, who finished the season with an 18-11 record. In two years at Lamar Stevens averaged 16.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per contest.
A native of Ocean Grove, Victoria, Australia, Stevens graduated in 2010 from Geelong College in Newtown, where she participated in netball, rowing and waterpolo. She played basketball for the Geelong Lady Supercats in the South East Australia Basketball League.
"Ellie will be a wing/trail player in our system,” Craighead said. “She is long, athletic, can shoot the three and rebound. She comes from a junior college that plays the same type system that we do in terms of full court press and quickness on the offensive end. It should be a smooth transition and we expect her to contribute right away.”
In addition to today’s signing of Stevens, Myzhanique (MyMy) Ladd (G, 5-8, Cleveland High School, Seattle, Wash.) and Ali Bettencourt (G, 5-10, Oak Ridge High School, El Dorado Hills, Calif.) signed National Letters of Intent in the November signing period.