San Jose, Calif. - Having already signed five of the top recruits in the state of California, the San Jose State women's basketball program inked Australian Emily Schill to a National Letter of Intent to play for the Spartans beginning in the 2012-13 academic year. Head coach Tim La Kose made the announcement.
"Emily has both size and speed, which are attributes that have been the main focus for us in this recruiting class," La Kose said. "She is long, can run the floor and, most of all, put the ball in the basket. Emily is another piece of the puzzle that will help turn San Jose State into a winning program."
Schill, a native of Melbourne, Australia, is a 6-1 forward, who plays for Box Hill Academy, the two-time defending Victoria State Champions. She averages 12 points and eight rebounds and has participated in the past two Australia National High School Championships. Schill and Box Hill Academy will compete in the 2011 Australia National High School Championships beginning on December 5.
Schill joins Janis Peterson, a 6-1 guard at City College of San Francisco, who led the California Community College Athletic Association's Coast North Division in scoring, averaging 22.6 points last year and earned state Co-Player of the Year honors; Riana Byrd, a 6-1 post player out of Inderkum High School in Sacramento, Calif.; Jayzyl Tauala, a 5-7 guard from Terra Nova High School in Pacifica, Calif.; Paris Baird, a 6-1 forward from the Windward School in Los Angeles, Calif.; and Jasmine Smith, a 6-0 forward from Bellarmine-Jefferson High School in Burbank, Calif., to form one of the strongest recruiting classes in recent San Jose State women's basketball history.