Mountain Lions sign two players to NLIs

By Doug Fitzgerald published November 26, 2007

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs women's basketball coach Jessika Caldwell announced Monday that two players had signed national letters of intent during the early signing period. The new Mountain Lions are Ashley Miller from Ellicott High School and Alex Sherk from Bellevue (Wash.) High School.

Miller, a 5-foot-11 post player, was a first-team Tri-Peaks East selection in 2006-07 after earning honorable mention as a sophomore the previous season. She was also named to The Gazette's small school all-area second team.

Miller averaged 16.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 3.5 blocked shots per game as a junior. She shot 48.8 percent from the field while showing good touch from the outside and made 69 percent of her free throws.

Sherk, a 5-foot-10 forward/guard, starred for the Seattle YES AAU team in 2007. She was the team's leading scorer (the fourth straight year she had done so), plus was second in assists and steals. She hit 43.4 percent of her 3-pointers on over 450 attempts and was an 86.7 percent free throw shooter.

"Alex is the most accurate long-range shooter that I have had the privilege of coaching in my 22-year high school coaching career," said Sherk's former high school coach, Bill Kelley. "Her size, combined with her skill and excellent attitude, makes Alex a very tough matchup for any opponent."


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