Women's Hoops Inks Top Recruit

San Jose, Calif. - The San Jose State women's basketball program has signed Rachol West to a National Letters of Intent for competition beginning in the 2013-14 season. Head Coach Tim La Kose made the announcement.

"Rachol is a top student and a top player from a top program," La Kose said.  "She comes from a fantastic family, with which I've had a long relationship.  I was fortunate to coach her older sister (Nikhol at CSU Bakersfield) and now I am really gratified that I'll have the opportunity to work with Rachol."

West, a 5-10 guard/forward, averaged 19.3 points, seven rebounds and five assists last season for Garces Memorial High School in Bakersfield, Calif.  She earned first-team all-area and All-Southeast Yosemite League as well as MVP honors. In a playoff game she set a national high school record for the most free throws made in a game, when she hit 20 of 21 attempts.

In the classroom she has a 3.5 GPA, takes advanced placement and honors classes and plans to pursue a career as a speech pathologist after graduation from San Jose State.