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LaSalle Signs Four to National Letters of Intent | cnbnews

 December 7, 2012


PHILADELPHIA - La Salle Women's Basketball Head Coach Jeff Williams has announced the signing of four to the Class of 2017. Included in this signing class are three Philadelphia-area student-athletes and one hailing from New York City.

The Explorers will welcome Deja Bullock (Magnolia, N.J./Triton), Micahya Owens (Willingboro, N.J./Willingboro), Lisa Mintzer (Havertown, Pa./Cardinal O'Hara) and Jasmine Alston (Brooklyn, N.Y./Bishop Loughlin).

Bullock, a 6-0 power forward, averaged 11.5 points, 14.0 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 2.4 steals and 1.2 assists per game at Triton Regional last season. The three-star signee is on track to become a member of the 1,000 points/1,000 rebounds club, starting the season next Friday at 850 career points and 996 career rebounds.

Owens, referred to as "New Jersey's best kept secret" on, is a prolific scorer. The 5-11 power forward reached the 1,000 point mark in just two seasons, and is on track to hit the 2,000 point mark as a senior this year. She averaged 15.5 points per game last year, leading Willingboro to a BCSL Division Co-Championship. Basketball runs in the blood as her sister, Shatia, played at Kentucky and in the WNBA.

Alston, a 5-9 shooting guard, earned All-Brooklyn Third Team honors last season after leading her Bishop Loughlin squad to a state Federation Class A title. She scored 12 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in that title game. Alston spent her junior season as a contributing writer for the New York Post, chronicling her season in a blog called "All That Jas".

Mintzer brings size inside as a 6-4 post player. The two-star post helped lead O'Hara to a 22-6 record and into the Powerade Top 50 rankings, and combines with another Division I signee (Shanice Johnson, Delaware) as O'Hara looks to contend once again this season. She played for the Comets AAU squad with many other players at local area colleges.

The four will begin play in the 2013-14 season.

The Explorers return to action on Sunday, Dec. 16, when they host Florida at 1 p.m.


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