Friday, November 17, 2017


Stanford signee on 50-person list for top high school player, November 17, 2017

Stanford signee Jenna Brown is on the Atlanta Tipoff Club's 50-person, preseason watch list for the 2018 Naismith Trophy High School Girls' Player of the Year Award.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Signing day means different things for area athletes-Hulls

Central Valley basketball players Lexie and Lacie Hull signed their national letters of intent on Wednesday.

Dave Nichols,, November 8, 2017

The early national letter of intent (NLI) signing period for many college sports was on Wednesday. Across the country, high school student-athletes declared their intent to attend the college or university of their choice.
For some, it’s an easy choice, one they might have made months ago with an oral commitment. For others, it came down to the wire – perhaps waiting for acceptance at the school before making an announcement.
The Spokane area was well represented on signing day, including a prospective Olympic swimmer, a state cross-country winner heading to the SEC, a pair of twin basketball stars joining a perennial national powerhouse, an All-America sprinter staying close, and a volleyball player choosing a smaller school where she “fell in love.”
Lexie and Lacie Hull (Central Valley), basketball, Stanford
While not actually joined at the hip, the Hull twins are for all practical purposes. Including their choice of colleges.
“We knew we wanted to play together at the next level and when we got offered – both of us – it was more of a dream come true that we could continue together,” said Lexie at a ceremony celebrating eight Central Valley signees.
The pair have known for quite some time that Stanford was the pick, but now that they’ve signed they can relax and enjoy their senior year. “Yup, it’s official,” Lacie said. “Couldn’t be more happy.”
The recruiting process, which landed the twins at a perennial national contender, was exhausting according to Jason Hull, the twins’ father. “It was a long time coming, and we’re excited for it to come to an end,” Hull said. “But Stanford was definitely the right pick for the family and both the girls.”
Dad thinks the twins going to the same program was a no-brainer. “Pushing them through school and basketball since about the sixth grade, they’ve been the best for each other, both on and off the court.”

Wednesday, November 08, 2017


Stanford's recruiting class ranked eighth nationally, November 8, 2017

Stanford's Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women's Basketball Tara VanDerveer announced the signings of three of the country's top players to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. Jenna Brown (Marietta, Ga./The Lovett School), Lacie Hull(Spokane, Wash./Central Valley) and Lexie Hull (Spokane, Wash./Central Valley) will join the Cardinal ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

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