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Texas inks three standouts to women’s basketball team

Posted November 12th, 2014

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Texas signed three players women’s basketball players on signing day, including two recruits ranked in the nation’s top 10.

Cedar Ridge senior guard Lashann Higgs and forward Jordan Hosey of Manvel lead the class. Higgs is ranked as the No. 6 overall prospect in the country by ESPN while Hosey is No. 8. Forward Christina Aborowa of Philadelphia, a native of Ondo, Nigeria, is ranked 77th.

Overall, UT’s class is ranked No. 4 by ESPN.com.

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“They are perfect fits for our system, and important pieces to the puzzle of our future success,” third-year Texas coach Karen Aston said. “We are so thrilled that these three chose Texas. Their impact on our program will be felt as soon as they step foot on campus.”

At 5-9, Higgs is a two-time All-State performer and daughter of Texas assistant coach George Washington. Higgs was named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) Small Private School All-State team after averaging 19.6 points and 10.6 rebounds as a freshman at The Kinkaid School in Houston. As a junior at Cedar Ridge High School in Round Rock, Higgs garnered TABC Class 5A All-State honors after averaging 22.5 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.7 assists and 4.9 steals.

At 6-1, Hosey led Manvel High School to a combined 105-9 record over a three-year span, including a 38-2 mark last season to claim the Texas UIL Class 5A state title. Hosey averaged 14.2 points and 7.0 rebounds as a junior, garnering TABC All-State and UIL All-Tournament honors.

The 6-4 Aborowa led Neumann-Goretti High School to a 29-1 record and the Philadelphia Catholic League title as a junior, with its only loss coming in the state title game.

The Longhorns open the 2014-15 regular season at 2 p.m. Saturday against UTSA at the Erwin Center.

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