Nov. 13, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. – Northwestern head coach Joe McKeown announced today (Nov. 13) the signing of three players to National Letters of Intent to enroll at Northwestern University and compete for the women’s basketball program beginning in the fall of 2014. The Wildcats are excited to welcome Alexis Glasgow (Arlington Heights, Ill./Rolling Meadows), Morgan Green (Santa Cruz, Calif./Pacific Collegiate) and Maya Jonas (Whitefish Bay, Wis./Whitefish Bay) to the Northwestern family.
Glasgow, a 5-11 guard from Rolling Meadows, Ill., was an AP All-State First-Team honoree as well as an IBCA All-State Second-Team selection for Class 4A. A Ms. Illinois Basketball nominee, Glasgow had averages of 17.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 steals per game as a junior. She helped lead Rolling Meadows to 30-3 record en route to a Class 4A State Finals appearance during her junior season.
“Alexis is one of the top players in the state of Illinois and we were really excited when she chose Northwestern,” McKeown said. “I love her toughness and the fact that she plays in such a high level high school program (Rolling Meadows). Alexis also is a great student-athlete that understands the value of education and what a Northwestern degree can do for her. She also is unselfish and will fit our team concept at NU.”
A 5-8 guard from California, Green had a junior season which saw her record impressive numbers of 30.8 points, 7.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 6.6 steals per game at Pacific Collegiate High School. She was ranked the No. 5 prospect in the state of California according to NorCalPreps and No. 60 in the country according to ESPN.com. Green also is very active off the court as she was co-vice president of the Model UN Club, student body vice president and enjoys writing poetry along with short stories. She also can speak conversational Chinese and plans to major in biology with a concentration in neuroscience at Northwestern.
“It’s great to welcome Morgan Green to the Wildcat Family,” McKeown said. “She is a really gifted student-athlete that had many choices in her recruiting process. By leaving California to come to Northwestern, she found a national university, a family atmosphere, and the competition of one of the best conferences in the country in the Big Ten. Morgan will be a great fit in our program, both on and off the court.”
Jonas has had an accomplished career at Whitefish Bay High School in Wisconsin. The 6-2 guard has earned all-conference honors each of her three years, including two seasons as a first-team honoree, and was recognized with WBCA Division 2 First-Team All-State accolades. She helped Whitefish Bay advance to the WIAA sectional finals as a sophomore when she averaged 12.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 1.5 steals.
“We are really excited about Maya’s decision to come to Northwestern,” McKeown said. “She is one of the top student-athletes in the country and brings a great passion for basketball to our program. All through her recruitment, she emphasized how important a family atmosphere was to her and I think she found that at NU, as well as one of the top academic schools in America. Maya is really unselfish and has the ability to play anywhere on the floor. She has a great future at Northwestern!"
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