SMSU WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: SMSU announces early signings
MARSHALL — Southwest Minnesota State University head women’s basketball coach Tom Webb announced on Monday that three high school standouts have signed letters of intent to continue their academic and basketball careers at SMSU.
Hannah Parsley from Flandreau, S.D., Katelyn Marunich from Proctor and Sarah Conlon from St. Peter all signed their letter of intent on Nov. 13.
“Our 2020 class adds athleticism, skill, and depth to the roster,” Webb said. “All three signees are multi-sport athletes that understand how to compete at a high level.”
Parsley, a 2020 graduate of Flandreau High School, is a 5-foot-9 guard, who averaged 17.9 points, 10 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 4.5 steals per game in her junior season. Parsley, who holds the school single-game scoring record, is a first team all-state honoree and has lettered in basketball, volleyball, cross country, and track.
Marunich, a 2020 graduate of Proctor High School, is a 6-foot-1 center, who averaged 6.0 points per game, and 3.7 rebounds per game as a junior. Marunich is a three-year letter winner in softball and volleyball and a four-year letter winner in basketball.
Conlon, a 2020 graduate of St. Peter High School, is a 5-foot-10 forward, who averaged 15 points and seven rebounds during her junior season earning all-conference honors. Conlon had eight double-doubles last season, finished the season shooting 41 percent from the 3-point line and helped the Saints earn a trip to the state tournament. Entering into her senior season, Conlon has 823 career points and 390 rebounds. She is four-year letter winner in basketball and volleyball.
“Hannah is a long, athletic guard who can really get to the rim. She has the ability to initiate contact and finish,” Webb said. “Sarah can stretch the floor with her ability to shoot the three while being able to get to the rim. Both are versatile on the defensive end with the ability to guard the 1 through 5. Katelyn is a strong, athletic post who can finish with her back to the basket and take you off the bounce. Katelyn will make an impact on the glass and physical interior play.”
SMSU is 5-1 overall, 0-1 NSIC, and returns to conference play this Friday at Minnesota State.
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