UTEP Signs Keindra Scott to National Letter of Intent

UTEP women's basketball coach Keitha Green announced that Houston native Keindra Scott has signed a national letter of intent to play at UTEP.

Scott, a 6-1 senior forward at Yates High School in Houston, averaged 19.7 points per game and 20 rebounds per game which led the city of Houston. She also averaged two assists, four steals and four blocks per game for the Lions.

"We're very excited about the signing of Keindra Scott," Green said. "She's a great athlete that will bring an aggressive style of play to our program.

"We felt that we needed a great rebounder. Keindra has the athleticism and the mentality to go with it that defines rebounding. We're looking forward to her coming to UTEP and being a part of our women's basketball program."

She also played AAU ball for the Houston Elite Blue Squad and averaged 10.8 points, 8.3 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game in the summer of 2004. The Elite went 40-12 and finished 11th at the 64-team Adidas Showtime National Championships in Atlanta in July.

"She is a very athletic player and a good rebounder," said Houston Elite coach and founder Howard Randle. "She has only played two years of organized basketball so her best years are still ahead of her.

"She improved dramatically from her first game to the end of the season. UTEP will be a great place for Keindra."

Scott chose UTEP over Tulsa, Boston College, Georgia Tech and Texas Southern.

UTEP now has two scholarships remaining for the 2005-06 academic year.



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