Chicago, Ill. -
Waubonsie Valley High School's Becky Williford and Erica Jordan will continue to be teammates at the collegiate level as Roosevelt University Head Women's Basketball Coach Robyn Scherr-Wells
announced on Thursday that the duo has committed to join the Lakers for the 2012-13 season.
"We are very excited to have two quality players from a very successful high school and AAU program join our team," said Scherr-Wells."These two young women know how to win."
Williford, a 5-foot-3 point guard who scored over 1,000 career points, averaged 8.7 points and 3.8 assists per game as a senior for the Warriors under head coach Kim Connell. Following the season she garnered All-Upstate 8 Conference, All-Area and All-State accolades. Off the court, Williford is a Golden Apple Scholarship recipient and was an Academic All-Conference honoree.
"Becky is a true point guard," said Scherr-Wells. "She knows how to control the tempo of the game and sees the floor very well. She is athletic and will fit our up-tempo style. Becky will be an excellent floor general for us. She is tough as nails and will give opponents all they can handle."
Jordan, a 5-foot-8 guard/forward, averaged 9.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.3 steals per game for Waubonsie Valley in 2011-12. Those numbers helped her earn All-Conference and All-Area recognition.
"Erica brings us a lot of versatility and toughness," said Scherr-Wells."One area we really want to address is toughness on defense and Erica immediately makes us better in that aspect. She is quick enough to guard smaller guards and tough enough to guard bigger post players. She does not back down from anyone. She gives us a lot of versatility on offense with her ability to play both inside and out."
Both Jordan and Williford played on the AAU circuit for Chicago Hoops Express under coach Jerald Davis.
Jordan and Williford join a talented 2012 recruiting class that features Devin Talley (Huron HS/Ann Arbor, Mich.), Corinne Busby (Arlington Heights, Ill./Hersey High School) and Aleesha Cleaver (Davis, Ill./Dakota HS).The Lakers return a trio of All-CCAC performers from a squad that went 15-16 this past season.