May 1, 2012
BEAUMONT, Texas -
Lamar University women's basketball coach Larry Tidwell announced that two more student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to attend Lamar on a basketball scholarship next season, bringing Tidwell's recruiting class to seven players.
The latest two to sign with Lamar are Caroline Adesulu, a 6-foot forward from Arlington, Texas, and Denise White, a 5-8 guard from Baytown, Texas. They join previous signees Asia Booker (Beaumont, texas), Dominique Edwards (Grand PArairie, Texas, J'Tierra Brown (Monroe, La.), Keuna Flax (Dallas, Texas) and Alice Robinson (Bossier City, La.).
"I am really excited about our recruiting class," Tidwell said. "I believe we can compete for a Southland Conference title this season."
Adesulu, who has three years of eligibility remaining, averaged 6.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game for Odessa College this past season.
"Caroline is an athletic player who has great instincts as a rebounder," Tidwell said. "She finishes at the rim and is an excellent shot blocker."
White averaged 10.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game for Blinn College this past season, leading her team to a 22-10 record and a berth in the NJCAA Region 14 semifinals.
"Denise attacks the rim with a purpose and has an excellent mid-range game," Tidwell said. "She's really good on defense and excels in transition offense."
Lamar went 16-15 last season, including an 8-8 record in the Southland Conference, qualifying for the conference tournament for the seventh consecutive season.