JMU Women Sign 3 Recruits

Posted: November 16, 2013

HARRISONBURG —  The James Madison women’s basketball team officially added three players for next season when a pair of forwards and a guard signed their national letters of intent, coach Kenny Brooks announced Friday in a press release.

Brooks described Hailee Barron, Carley Brew and Beverly “Tolulope” Ogunrinde as having “high ceilings.”

Barron, a guard from Burlington, Vt., is a two-time Burlington Free Press first-team honoree and averaged 13 points, five assists and three steals per game during her junior year. She also plays high school soccer.

“When we watched Hailee, I was very impressed with her shooting ability,” Brooks said.  “Another thing that intrigued us was her ability to play two positions.”

Brew averaged 10.7 points per game last year for Wilson High School in Wyomissing, Pa.

“She just has a will to win, she wants to get better and she works extremely hard,” Brooks said of the forward.

Ogunrinde, a forward from Glenn Dale, Md., averaged 11.1 points, 11 rebounds and two blocks per game last year.

“With her size, her length and her athleticism, we can put her on the wing and she’s going to be really good for us,” Brooks said.  “She’s new to basketball, she’s only been playing for three years, so her ceiling is through the roof.”

Brooks said he brought in the type of players who appear to be fits at JMU.

“With the three young ladies we signed, we feel extremely excited about them because they all have extremely high ceilings and they’re only going to get better and better, and I think they’ll be able to contribute for us very early in their careers,” Brooks said.  “We always say we want to go out and find JMU kids, and we feel that all three young ladies are JMU kids.”