HIGH POINT, N.C. – High Point University women’s basketball head coach DeUnna Hendrix has announced the signing of three student-athletes who will compete for the Panthers beginning in the fall of 2016.
Camryn Brown, Carol-Anne Obusek and Olivia VanSlooten make up the class that will inject height and depth to the Panthers’ roster.
“My staff and I are excited about welcoming the 2016 class to the High Point University family,” Hendrix said. “With the ability to play fast offensively and defend at a high level, these three will definitely be fun for our fans to watch. There’s no doubt that they are good basketball players, but they are even better people off the court.”
Camryn Brown | 5-5 | Guard | Revere | Copley, Ohio
Brown is entering her fourth season of varsity basketball for head coach Kevin Verde with 948 career points at Revere High School. She holds the school record for assists in a game (11) and 3-pointers in a season (41). The guard is a two-time team captain and was first team all-district in Ohio last season while earning all-conference accolades each year. Brown led her squad to a program-record 21 victories while averaging 13.5 points and 3.5 assists.
“Camryn is the ultimate competitor,” Hendrix said of her future guard. “As a scoring guard, she has the unique ability to make everyone on the floor better with her poise and decision-making.”
Olivia VanSlooten | 6-2 | Forward | Ottawa Hills | Toledo, Ohio
VanSlooten, another four-year varsity student-athlete, plays for head coach Sean Mercer at Ottawa Hills High School. The forward is a two-time all-conference selection in both basketball and soccer while being on the honor roll throughout high school. At six-feet-two-inches, VanSlooten has paced the conference in rebounding in her first three seasons of high school while finishing in the top-10 in scoring all three years. VanSlooten and Brown join Emma Bockrath and Shea Morgan as the second straight recruiting duo from Ohio.
“At six-feet-two-inches, Olivia will add size to our team,” Hendrix added. “She is a worker with a great feel for the game. I’m excited about the versatility she’ll add in the post.”
Carol-Anne Obusek | 6-2 | Forward | Grace Christian School | Cary, N.C.
Playing for David and Tonya Taylor at Grace Christian, Obusek has earned all-conference honors each of the last two seasons. The forward also has been selected as the school’s most outstanding athlete during her sophomore and junior seasons. In 2014-15, Obusek averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks per outing. An honor roll student, she plans to major in sports medicine or physical therapy at High Point University.
“Carol-Anne will give us both size and athleticism in the paint,” Hendrix concluded. “She’s a dominant defensive presence who also can run the floor offensively. I anticipate her developing quickly and am eager to see her growth.”