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WBB: Adams Signs Seven for 2013
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WICHITA - The Wichita State University women's basketball program signed seven student-athletes for the fall signing period, head coach Jody Adams announced today.  The class consists of Jamillah Bonner (Butler Community College/Wichita Southeast HS/Wichita, Kan.), Jaleesa Chapel (Dekaney High School/Spring, Texas), Moriah Dapprich (Branson High School/Branson, Mo.), Briana Jones (James Madison High School/San Antonio, Texas), Morgan Landers (Burleson High School/Burleson, Texas), Marissa Preston (Staley High School/Kansas City, Mo.), and Kayla White (East Central High School/San Antonio, Texas).

Jamillah Bonner, 5-8, G

Butler Community College/Southeast High School
Wichita, Kan.

KBCA All Star
3-time All-City Selection
3-time All-Region
2010 Kansas State High School champion in Triple Jump
2011-12 at BCC: 16.6 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 2.8 steals per game

Adams on Bonner: "I believe she is a program-changer in how she plays and the tempo at which she plays.  I've never, in the past few years, seen anyone play on both sides of the ball and leave it out there every possession like she does.  In doing that in our system she could be the most decorated junior college player to leave Wichita State in two years.  She has phenomenal speed and leaping ability.  She is a fighter and has an edge."


Jaleesa Chapel, 5-10, G

Dekaney High School
Spring, Texas

1st Team All-District
Vype Magazine Houston's Top 50 Girl Hoopers
Team Defensive Player of the Year
All-Tournament Team
All-Academic Team
9.4 ppg, 3.3 rpg, 1.4 apg, 2.2 spg
Team went 40-2 and was a state finalist - first state championship appearance in school history

Adams on Chapel: "She will be one of the most athletic student-athletes at Wichita State.  She has phenomenal speed and unbelievable leaping ability.  There is no ceiling for her.  Not only does she excel on the court but she does so in the classroom."

Moriah Dapprich, 6-0, G/F

Branson High School
Branson, Mo.

All-Tri Lakes
All-COC Large Schools 2nd Team
Younger sister of current WSU freshman Michaela Dapprich

Adams on Daprich: "She can play the four or the three position for us.  She has range and can extend a defense beyond the three.  She can also post up and is very versatile."

Briana Jones, 6-0, F

James Madison High School
San Antonio, Texas

1st Team All-District - Jr.
All-Academic Team
HM, All-District, - So.
13.2 ppg, 8.1 rpg, 1.2 apg, 2.4 spg

Adams on Jones: "She fits into our defensive schemes and will help us on the boards tremendously.  She has a knack for getting to the glass and reading the ball off the rim.  She also excels in the classroom."

Morgan Landers, 6-2, Post

Burleson High School
Burleson, Texas

All-State Honorable Mention
2nd Team All-District
2nd Team All-Johnson County - So.
Premier Basketball Report "Player to Watch"
8.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 2.3 apg, 1.9 spg, 0.9 bpg

Adams on Landers: "I believe she can be an impact player.  She's a skilled and versatile player.  She has a very strong body and is a high IQ player."

Marissa Preston, 5-8, G

Staley High School
Kansas City, Mo.

2x 1st Team All-Conference
1st Team All-District
KMZU Dream Team
Kan. - Mo. All-Tournament Team
17 ppg, 3 rpg, 5 apg, 5 spg
Team went 21-7 and reached state quarterfinals

Adams on Preston: "She loves the game of basketball and the competitiveness.  You can just see the excitement every time she is talking about basketball.  She is always wanting to learn and get better.  First and foremost she looks to score.  She is a combo guard that will get looks at the one and the two.  I love that her work ethic already meets that of a college student-athlete."

Kayla White, 5-9, G

East Central High School
San Antonio, Texas

2nd Team All-District
Defensive Player of the Year
MVP Lady Rohawk Tourney
13 ppg, 3 rpg, 8 apg, 5 spg

Adams on White: "I look for her to come in and bring energy on the defensive side of the ball.  She fits very well in our system and how we like to pressure."

These student-athletes make up the largest recruiting class in Adams' five seasons at Wichita State.  The Shockers graduate six seniors from this year's team. 

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