Wichita State Shockers

WSU women's basketball team signs two

Hutchinson Community College guard Heather Robben and Wakeland (Texas) High forward Jackie Patterson have signed with Wichita State's women's basketball team.

"I'm extremely excited by this spring class," WSU coach Jody Adams said in a news release. "They will add to our wealth of talent that will continue to build this program into one of the top programs in the Missouri Valley (Conference)."

Robben (5-foot-9), averaged 16.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists for Hutchinson. She was named a third-team NJCAA All-American as a sophomore. Robben, who played at Maize, was an honorable mention All-American as a freshman.

Hutchinson coach John Ontjes said Robben also considered Oregon, Valparaiso and Kent State. As a freshman, Ontjes said Robben turned down an offer from TCU.

"It's a great fit," he said. "She's a tremendous shooter. She's very intelligent about the game."

Patterson (6-1) averaged 11.7 points and 6.9 rebounds for Wakeland, located in Frisco, Texas. ESPN.com rated her the No. 62 power forward prospect in the nation. She was named All-Class 4A by the Texas Girls Coaches Association and All-Region II by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches.

Robben and Patterson join a four-person fall class.

Center Shannika Bryant (6-4) of Chicago, guards BreAnna Dawkins (5-6) and Krystle Henderson (5-6) of Dallas and forward Kesley Jacobs (5-11) of Fortuna, Calif., signed in the fall.

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