San Jose, Calif. -- Andrea Kohlhaas, a two-guard who can shoot from the outside, create her own shot and finish at the hoop with either hand, has signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to compete for the San José State women's basketball program beginning in the 2015-16 school year. Head Coach Jamie Craighead made the announcement.
"We're thrilled to have Andrea join the Spartan family," head coach Jamie Craighead said upon receiving Kohlhaas' signed NLI. "Coach (Jourdan) Willard has worked tirelessly since August to secure her commitment."
Kohlhaas comes to San Jose from Besigheim, Germany. She will graduate from Otto Hahn Gymnasium and was part of a team that finished in second place in the German National Championship in 2013.
From 2009-2014, Kohlhaas competed for BSG Ludwigsburg. In 2011 her U15 team reached the German Final Four and in 2013, as a member of the U17 team, she reached the Elite Eight in the German National Youth League.
Since August of last year, Kohlhaas has been playing for Grüner Stern Keltern in the German Second Division. The team is currently competing in the league finals with the winner being elevated to the First Division, the highest level in Germany.
"Andrea is a very talented guard who can score in multiple ways and gives us depth in multiple positions on the perimeter. She will be a great teammate and competitor. Nothing matters more to her than winning on the court and succeeding in the classroom," Craighead said.
Kohlhaas joins Breanna Calhoun, a 5-7 point guard who attends Bishop Alemany High School in Mission Hills, as the second high school senior to sign an NLI to compete for the Spartans in 2015-16.