Pacific Women's Basketball Receives Three Commitments
Pacific head coach Lynne Roberts announced three commitments to her women's basketball program as forward Jasmine Jenkins and guards Halie Bergman and Unique Coleman signed national letters of intent on signing day.
"We are bringing in three great athletes who all can score and will fit in seamlessly with our offensive and defensive systems," Roberts said. "Halie, Jasmine, and Unique are all tremendous students in the classroom and are legitimately excited to play for Pacific. The fact that they are all fairly local will continue to help with the greater Stockton area's continued excitement and interest in our program. I am really confident that these three are perfect fits for our University and basketball program."
Jasmine Jenkins is a 6-2 forward out of Dougherty Valley High School in San Ramon, Calif. The daughter of former NFL player Robert Jenkins, Jasmine averaged over 12 points per game each season for Doug Vanderhorst's Wildcats. As she enters her senior campaign, Jenkins looks to become a four-time all-league selection in the DFAL, and a third DFAL title. The three-star forward according to ESPN HoopGurlz also played for Kelly Sopak's Cal Stars club program.
"Jasmine brings tremendous work ethic and athleticism to our team," Roberts said. "She is a tireless rebounder that has familiarity with our offensive system and I anticipate her fitting right in and having the ability to contribute right away."
Halie Bergman is a 5-10 guard from Turlock Christian High School in Turlock, California, where she was a First Team All-State selection as a junior. She averaged 24 points per game as a freshman and after missing her sophomore season returned with 24 points per game as a junior. She turned in a 41-point performance with two triple-doubles while playing for coach Edwin Santiago at TCHS. The all-section and all-league pick has also played for Mark Anger's East Bay Xplosion club team.
"Halie is one of the best shooters in this 2013 recruiting class," comment Roberts. "She's a lefty, has a very quick release, and a scorer's mentality. She is a natural athlete and I think she has the potential to be great in our four-out offense."
St. Mary's product Unique Coleman, a 5-10 guard from Stockton, is a three-time all-league and all-section honoree as she enters her senior campaign. Under head coach Tom Gonsalves, the Rams have won two state championships in the last three years, with three league championships and a sectional championship. Coleman has also played for Leroy Hurt's Cal Ballaz club team.
"I think Unique is going to surprise a lot of people at the college level," Roberts continued. "She's long, athletic, can attack the basket with either hand, and shoot the three. I think she has the potential to be a lock down defender and really be an impact player. And, of course, we love when local Stockton talent chooses to stay home and play at Pacific."
The trio will help the Tigers reload as in 2013-14, as the Tigers current squad has five seniors. The 2013-14 newcomers will also be bolstered by Erin Butler, who transferred from the University of Arizona and is sitting out 2012-13 per NCAA rules. This season's Tigers are off to a 2-0 start and face Nevada at home on Thursday.