Nov. 16, 2013
San Jose, Calif. - The San José State women's basketball program signed Myzhanique Ladd and Ali Bettencourt to National Letters of Intent to compete for the Spartans beginning in the 2014-15 school year. Head Coach Jamie Craighead made the announcement.
Ladd is a 5-8 guard who attends Cleveland High School in Seattle, Wash. She has earned All-Metro League honors each of the past two seasons, led the team to the 3A state semifinals in 2012 and last year won the state championship. Over the past two years Cleveland has a 51-10 record, 30-2 in league action. Ladd has also competed in track and cross country in high school.
"MyMy (Myzhanique) is a combo guard who could play the one, two or three for us," Craighead said. "She has great athleticism, quickness both north-south and side-to-side, and will be a great fit for what we want to do on both ends of the court. Her best basketball is ahead of her and, as a staff, we're excited to have her as a member of our first recruiting class."
A 5-10 guard at Oak Ridge High School in El Dorado Hills, Calif., Bettencourt is a shooter with a quick release and deep range. She earned first-team All-Delta River League, The Sacramento Bee All-Metro Team, and Cal-Hi Sports All-State honors last year after Oak Ridge reached the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section semifinals.
"Ali is a pure shooter who I've been recruiting for the last two years. She can shoot it from 3-point range and has worked hard to develop her game off the dribble, which makes her a deadly offensive threat. She'll add much needed depth to our perimeter, which will allow us to go even faster."