FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. - University of Arkansas head coach Tom Collen welcomed Khadijah West who signed her National Letter of Intent joining the Razorback women's basketball team for the 2013-14 season.
West is a 6-2 high school post player from Shreveport, La., where she played for Huntington High. She checks in ranked 20th at her position by ESPN.com.
West led the Lady Raiders to the LHSAA Class 4A regional finals as a senior, averaging 18.7 points per game, 11 rebounds per game and two blocks a game while leading Huntington to an 18-11 record this season. West earned MVP honors for District 1-4A and all-city honors. West also considered South Carolina, Georgia, Ole Miss and Oregon.
"We are really excited and fortunate to sign a player of K's talent in the late signing period," Collen said. "She fell off the radar of a lot of schools due to not playing last summer. Prior to that she was a top 70 player. We stayed with her and I think that made an impression on her. She is a versatile forward who can play the four or five in our system. I think she will be a solid rebounder and she is a really good passer. She is very unselfish and I think she has a chance to impact us right away if she can work hard to get in shape this summer."
West joins McKenzie Adams, Kelsey Brooks and Bria Pitts who signed with the Razorbacks in the fall.
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