PISCATAWAY, N.J. (November 19, 2013) – Rutgers women’s basketball head coach C. Vivian Stringer has announced the signing of Ashli Jeune (Westampton, N.J.) and Shrita Parker (Va. Beach, Va.) to national letters of intent to join to the Rutgers program in the fall of 2014.
A 5-10 combo guard out of Life Center Academy (N.J.), as a junior, Jeune helped her team to the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division I Championship in 2013 at a 28-3 overall record averaging 11 points, four assists and three rebounds per game. Scholastically over the last three season, she has led her teams to an 82-13 mark. Jeune was a Second Team All-County selection and Second Team All-Prep honoree by the Star-Ledger in 2013 and named her team’s Defensive Player of the Year, as well as, The Hill School Tournament MVP in 2012. Jeune is recognized as one of the up and coming guards in the country by ESPN HoopGurlz in the Class of 2014.
Jeune on Playing for Rutgers: “Rutgers feels like home. The coaching staff embraced my whole person. Know that I will succeed both on and off the court because I will be surrounded by players that respect the game. Lastly, it is an honor to be coached by C. Vivian Stringer.”
Stringer on Jeune: “Ashli has been an instrumental member of the NY Gauchos, one of the most well respected AAU programs in the nation. It is always great to be able to keep our in-state talent home. Ashli comes from a family of athletes who have provided tremendous support throughout her career. She will bring proven leadership ability to Rutgers, as well as strong outside shooting, both qualities we have been seeking with our recruiting efforts. She also will bring a strong academic make-up demonstrated by her desire to one day become a doctor. We are thrilled to have Ashli join our Scarlet Knight Family.”
A 5-7 point guard, Parker holds the career scoring record (boys or girls) at Ocean Lakes High School (Va.) with 1,325 points and full senior season left to play. She also holds school records for most points in a game (37) and most points in a half (30). As a junior she helped Ocean Lakes to its first regional appearance in school history and was named the 2013 Beach District Player of the Year, First Team All-Region and First Team All-Tidewater with 26.1 points, 6.2 rebound, 3.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game. During her sophomore campaign, Parker averaged 15.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, six assists and 1.2 steals per game en route to earning Second Team All-Tidewater and All-Region accolades. In her freshman season, Parker averaged 19.1 points, six rebounds and three assists and was named First Team All-Beach District. Parker will come to RU as the No. 77 overall recruit in the Class of 2013 according to ESPN HoopGurlz and No. 17 at the point guard position.
Parker on Playing for Rutgers: “I chose Rutgers because of its strong history in athletics. I have a desire to play in either the WNBA or overseas and understand that Rutgers has a program that could help me get there. I have dreamed of playing at Rutgers since I was little and saw the women’s basketball reach the national championship game.”
Stringer on Parker: “We love that Shrita comes from one of the most notable and long withstanding AAU programs on the recruiting circuit—Boo Williams. She is a ‘cat quick’ guard with excellent ball handling skills. Shrita is a perfect complement to the types of perimeter players we have at Rutgers, with her exceptional court vision and the ability to shoot the three. Her talents make her a wonderful asset to our team.”
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