April 16, 2012
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Head coach Joe McKeown announced today (April 16) the signing of Devon Brookshire to the National Letter of Intent. Brookshire (Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Bishop Montgomery) becomes the fourth member of this year's class, joining Lauren Douglas, Christen Johnson and Maggie Lyon who joined the Wildcat family last fall.
Below is Brookshire's complete bio, along with the other three signees:
Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif./Bishop Montgomery High School
High School: Team captain for three years ... Four-year varsity letterwinner in basketball at Bishop Montgomery ... Helped squad to two CIF finals, one regional final and three Del Rey league titles ... Averaged 18.8 ppg, 10.3 rpg, and 2.2 bpg for the Lady Knights ... Competed in the South Bay Athletic Club All-Star Game... All Area Team in the Daily Breeze newspaper ... All-CIF... Tabbed All-State honoree ... Team MVP... Played on multiple AAU teams including the South Bay Waves (four years), SGV (two years), LA Nets (one year), and the California Swish (two years) ... Contributed to a National Championship and a third-place finish for the California Swish as well as a third place finish at Oregon Trails and Music Madness ... Class valedictorian ... George Montgomery Scholar for six semesters... Honor roll for seven semesters.
Personal: Born Devon Nicole Brookshire in Torrance, Calif., ... Daughter of Robert and Jodie Brookshire... Father played football at Columbia University... Major is undecided.
Collienville, Tenn./Briarcrest Christian
High School: Team Captain... All-District selection 2010 ... Briarcrest's Most Valuable Player (2009-10) ... Briarcrest's Best Offensive Player (2009-10 and 2010-11) ... All-State (2010-11) ... Commercial Appeal Best of Preps ... Averaged 18 points per game ... Averaged 13 rebounds, four assists and two steals per game for the Saints ... Scored 39 points in one game ... ESPN Position Ranking of 29 ... Scouts grade of 90 ... Competed in Fila Top Ten Event (2011) ... Three-year letter winner in basketball ... An athletic wing player and good ball handler in the open court ... Great vertical jump and can rebound and score at rim level ... High school team was 2011 State Runner Up, 2011 Sub-State Champions, Division II AA West Regional Regular Season Champions, Division 11 AA Sub-State Champions and West Regional Tournament Champions ... Club team, Memphis Elite, was National Champion Runners-Up (2010), 2011 State Champions, 2011 Classic National Champions ... Honor roll.
Personal: Born Lauren Kirsten Douglas ... Daughter of Tonya and Frederick Douglas ... Cousin, Tim Jackson, is a defensive end at North Carolina ... Attended the same high school as Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher and North Carolina guard Leslie McDonald ... Anticipated major is broadcast journalism.
Wilmette, Ill./New Trier
High School:Two-time captain at New Trier ... Earned All-Conference and All-Area honors as a junior and senior ... Two-time All-State selection ... All Tournament awards ... Has scored a total of 1,275 points in her high school career ... Scored a career-high 33 points against Loyola Academy ... Helped the Trevians to a 75-22 record over the last three seasons and a final eight appearance ... Named to the New Trier Thanksgiving All-Tournament team in each of the three years she competed ... Earned All-Tournament honors in the Dundee Crown Christmas Tournament team as a sophomore and junior ... ESPN Position Ranking of 27 ... Scouts grade of 90 ... A productive shooter and strong presence on defense ... Attended same high school as former Wildcat Amy Jaeschke ... Competed with current NU players Alex Cohen, La'Terria Taylor and Meghan McKeown ... Has played for the Midwest Elite for the past two seasons and with Full Package for four years .... Helped Midwest Elite to back-to-back USJN National Championships and went 60-4 over last two seasons ... Played softball freshman year ... Honor roll every semester.
Personal: Born Margaret Helen Lyon ... Daughter of Bruce and Mary Alice Lyon ... Mother played basketball and volleyball at Carson Newman College ... Major is undecided.
Powder Springs, Ga./The Lovett School
High School: Two-time All-Region selection at The Lovett School ... 2010-11 Sporting News All-American honorable mention ... Team captain ... Played for AAU teams, Georgia Pistols and Georgia Metros ... Led the Pistols to the 2008 AAU 14 National championship ... Helped the Metros to the 2011 Silver Bracket Nike National Championship ... ESPN Position Ranking of 24 ... Scouts grade of 89 ... Has a strong attack to the rim ... Utilizes her size and strength and is a consistent presence on defense and on the boards ... Also played volleyball freshman year ... Scholars list every quarter in high school ... Reporter for school newspaper, co-president of Maintenance Appreciation Club ... Selected as a peer mentor through Senior Pal Program.
Personal: Born Christen Asanti Johnson ... Daughter of Camisha Johnson Ester ... Anticipated major is journalism.
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