HOUGHTON - Michigan Tech women's basketball coach Kim Cameron recently announced that three players have signed National Letters of Intent to join the program for the 2013-14 season.
"All three of our early signees are basketball junkies," said Cameron. "They are gym rats that love to work and want to get better. They have a variety of strengths that will add depth to our team. They are great people and students first, and very talented basketball players. We are extremely excited to have them in our Michigan Tech family."
Morgan Anderson earned all-conference accolades at guard for De Pere (Wis.) High School. She averaged 10.2 points per game and led the Redbirds to the state title in 2012. The team finished as state runner-up in 2010 and Fox River Conference champions in 2011. Anderson plans to major in biology.
"Morgan is a tough, hard-nosed player who competes on every possession. She makes plays for herself and her teammates, and the game isn't over until the final buzzer goes. Morgan is a guard who can direct her team at the point position, or shoot and get to the rim from the wing. She plays an aggressive game and doesn't think twice about going up against bigger defenses."
Kelli Guy is a two-time all-state guard at Kalkaska (Mich.) High School who averaged 21.6 points per game as a junior. She shot over 90 percent from the free throw line to lead the state. Guy averaged 6.9 assists, 3.1 steals and 2.8 rebounds per game. She has scored over 1,000 career points and holds the career assist record at Kalkaska High School. Guy played one year of AAU basketball with Capital City Express and led them to the 2012 U-16 State Championship. She ranks third in her class. Her grandfather Dr. William Kitti played basketball and ran track at Michigan Tech setting records in the mile and half mile. Her mother also attended Tech. Guy plans to major in marketing.
"Kelli is a pure shooter," said Cameron. "Plain and simple, she can flat out make baskets. She can catch and shoot, create her own shot, and shoot on a dime. She is fun to watch because she not only gets herself shots, she sees the floor very well and sets her teammates up for easy buckets. She has an incredibly high basketball I.Q. and can play both the point guard or the wing position."
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Brenna Heise led New London (Wis.) High School to back-to-back Division II state championships in 2011 and 2012. She earned first team all-conference accolades averaging 11.3 and 3.9 rebounds per game as a guard. Heise shot 55 percent from the field and 77 percent from the free throw line. She averaged 1.5 assists and 0.8 blocks.
"Brenna is a versatile player who has a knack for the basketball," said Cameron. "She is a winner who has led her team to two state championships her sophomore and junior year. She is crafty and stands out because of her decision making, her length, and her winning mentality. She always finds a way to make a play, whether it be diving across the floor on the ball or making a pin point pass to her teammate. Brenna will play a 3/4 in our offense and will be able to defend those same positions."
Michigan Tech head men's basketball coach Kevin Luke announced that two players, Luke Cordes (Ossineke, Mich.) and Quintan Harris (Bellevue, Mich.) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the team in 2013-14.
"Both of these men have great profiles. They are good in the classroom and at the game of basketball," said Luke. "I am excited about both their futures with our program."
Cordes, a 6-7 forward, averaged 18.3 points and 8.6 rebounds per game as a junior at Alpena High School. He was named one of the top 20 players in Class A by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and was an All-Big North first team selection. He is the cousin of former player Nate Kindt. Cordes plans to major in civil engineering.
"Luke is a very athletic versatile player that can play both inside and shoot the three," said Luke. "He will bring athleticism and length."
Harris, a 6-8 forward, averaged 16 points and 11 rebounds as a junior at Olivet (Mich.) High School. He earned first team all-conference accolades from the Kalamazoo Valley Association. Harris was a member of the prestigious Michigan Mustangs AAU team that won several national tournaments. He plans to major in mechanical engineering.
"We look forward to having Quintan join the team," said Luke. "He has good size and footwork that will make him a load inside.
"Our program continues to recruit, and we hope to sign a few more players in the late signing period."