Legette-Jack Inks Two During Early Signing Period
Nov. 16, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack has announced the signing of Necole Sterling (Leeseburg, Va./Stonewall Jackson) and junior college player Linda Rubene (Gukbene, Latvia/Riga Secondary/Iowa Western Community College) to the 2011-12 class.
Sterling, a 5-11 wing, is ranked 41st nationally at her position according to ESPNHoopGurlz.com. She played three seasons at Heritage High School before transferring to Stonewall Jackson High School for her senior season. As a sophomore at Heritage, Sterling averaged 15 points and six rebounds per game before missing most of her junior season with an injury. She has the ability to play at point guard up through the forward position and comes to IU as a great all-around player.
"We're really excited about Necole joining our Hoosier family," said Legette-Jack. "She is going to bring an explosion offensively for us. I think she'll get the crowd excited about her performance. Our hope is that she can fulfill the departure of Jori Davis. Necole is a great perimeter player with a great basketball IQ. We're excited that she's joining our program."
Rubene, a 6-3 forward, averaged 8.6 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots per game, while shooting 48 percent (101-of-209) from the field as a freshman at Iowa Western. Rubene can run the floor and handle the ball. She also possesses great shooting ability from long range. She also played for the Latvian National Team in the 2010 U20 European Championships last summer.
"Linda has a high IQ for the game," added Legette-Jack. "She's very team oriented. Linda is a 6-3 kid that can shoot the 3-point shot, but can also get in and rebound for us. She runs the floor like a deer and I think that she's really going to help our defense and hit an open shot if she's left alone. We're also really excited to have Linda join our Hoosier family."
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