Women's Basketball Inks Pair of Prospects
Nov. 13, 2013
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU women's basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced the signing of two talented student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday.
The 2014-15 signing class includes Katie Powell (6-3, C, Duluth, Ga., Duluth HS) and Sydney Coleman (6-1, F, Cypress, Texas, Cypress Ranch HS), who will provide the Horned Frogs with size and versatility in the frontcourt.
"These are two players that fit our needs as we look to improve our depth at the forward spot," Mittie said. "We also wanted to improve our ability to stretch the defense and both have the ability to shoot the three and shoot it well."
Powell comes to TCU from Duluth High School in Duluth, Ga., and is tabbed a three-star prospect and the 16th-rated center nationally by ESPN HoopGurlz. Powell was a 6A All-State Honorable Mention selection and an all-region honoree last season after averaging 17.8 points per game, which ranked seventh in Gwinnet County, to go with 9.8 rebounds per contest.
The 6-foot-3 center swatted 123 shots during her sophomore season, ranking second in Gwinnett County history for a single season, while earning first-team all-region honors as a freshman after averaging 11.8 points and 7.3 boards per game. Powell helped lead Duluth to three-consecutive state tournament appearances.
"Katie can play both forward and center for us," Mittie said. "She can shoot it deep but is also very skilled inside."
Coleman joins TCU from Cypress Ranch High School in Cypress, Texas, where she's ranked as the No. 15 overall player in Texas by Premier Basketball Report and the 47th overall nationally at her position by ESPN HoopGurlz.
The 6-foot-1 forward earned First-Team All-District 17-5A honors as a sophomore after averaging 9.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game, and followed up with 9.4 points and 6.6 rebounds per contest last season.
"Sydney is a tremendous athlete that can really play out on the break," Mittie said. "We feel like her skills allow her to play both the forward and wing spot."
The Horned Frogs will return to the hardwood tonight to face SMU at 7 p.m., at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, Texas.