Siena Women Receive Three Early Letters Of Intent

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Siena has received National Letters of Intent from three solid NY recruits during Wednesday’s early signing day. 6-1 forward Emmanuella Edoka, 6-0 forward Margot Hetzke and 5-11 wing Kollyns Scarbrough will all compete for the Saints beginning in 2014. With 6 seniors on this year’s roster, coach Ali Jaques has added some key pieces for next seasons squad.

Emmanuella Edoka is a 2014, 6-1 forward from Bishop Kearney High School in Rochester. Edoka who also competes with the Albany City Rocks AAU organization reportedly received interest or offers from LSU, UMass, Providence, Syracuse, Brown, Hofstra, St. Joseph’s and U Albany according to Rivals.com and other recruiting sites.

Originally from Nigeria, Edoka helped lead Bishop Kearney to the NYS Class C state title in 2013 as a junior scoring 14 points in the state semifinal and grabbing 14 rebounds in the championship game. She averaged approximately 8 points and 14 rebounds and 4+ blocks per game for the season. She was named a Class C NYS All-Star following last season.

Margot Hetzke is from Penfield High School in western NY. The 6-foot Fairport, NY native led the Patriots to three straight Monroe County league championships, a Section V title and state runner-up finish in 2012. She also led Penfield to a Section V Class AA runner-up finish this past season.

As a junior, Hetzke averaged 18.3 points, 9 rebounds and 205 steals per game. She was a fourth-team all-state pick. She has tallied 1,461 points and 743 rebounds so far in her varsity high school career which began in the eighth grade. She was named Monroe County East Player of Year for the second straight year and All Greater Rochester team selection for the third time following this past season. She competes with the Crystal City Stars AAU program.

Scouts from the annual Gym Rat AAU Challenge describe Hetzke:

“Margot Hetzke: A player that plays with composure. Active on the floor, always directing teammates and helping them at both ends. Strong, solid build and uses her size both inside and out. Can hurt opponents in the paint and has range out to the three-point line. Also distributes the ball very well when not open”.

Kollyns Scarbrough is a 5-11 guard/forward from nationally renowned, Christ The King Regional HS (Middle Village, NY). She also competed with the NYC Bulldogs and the New York Gauchos this past summer. As a junior she averaged 13.8 pts., 8.2 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.3 assists per game. A tremendous rebounder and scorer in the paint she was named an All-Queens First Team selection by TimesLedger Newspapers.

According to Bluestarmedia.com Scarbrough is a “big-time talent who rebounds, runs the floor and one of the most positive teammates you can have. Scarborough has a high basketball IQ and a deadly mid-range game and 10-foot pull-up jumper. She’s hearing from Providence, George Mason, Stony Brook, Fordham and Marist”.

Scouts at the Gym Ray Challenge described Scarbrough:

Kollyns Scarbrough: Very athletic post player. Finishes against contact. Cuts to open areas, moves so teammates can find her. Great at rebounding and finishing when fouled. Can block shots with athleticism. Can also take a rebound coast to coast. A very strong player who knows how to use her body. Has a very effective power dribble that enables her to get to the hoop. Her strength allows her to finish against contact. Also showed an effective cross-over-and-go dribble ability. Hearing from Providence, Marist, Bucknell and St. Francis U.

According to Timeslegend.com she also received interest from Hofstra, Sacred Heart, Cornell, Albany, Iona, Boston College, Manhattan, Drexel and James Madison.

Here is the story from SienaSaints.com with quotes from Coach Jaques:





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