You saw it correctly, Washington State has signed the best basketball name in basketball to the women’s team, Nike McClure is a Cougar.
Our final NLI comes from the great state of Washington! Welcome 6-3 Forward Nike McClure (Tenino, Wash.) to the Cougar family! #GoCougs
— WSU Women’s Hoops (@WSUWomensHoops) November 13, 2013
Thanks to Cougfan, we found out that Nike’s name doesn’t come from the headquarters of the most popular and used name in sports apparel today, but rather from her father studying Greek Mythology at the time she was in the womb and finding it appropriate to name his daughter after the Greek Goddess of Victory.
Oh yeah and she can dunk! And since WSU is sponsored by them, she’ll be dunking… in Nike’s! Ok, ok, too excited about trivial facts but I would venture to say she’s the first Coug lady who can dunk. She is 6’3 and ranked the No. 22 forward in the country. She’s an in-state prospect from Washington.
Not lost on the basketball gods is a bit of irony here, as the Cougars also signed true point guard Pinelopi Pavlopoulou (say that five times fast), a star from… you may have guessed it – Athens, Greece. Pinelopi was selected for the U16, U18 and U20 Greek national teams.
The Cougs also signed two more, guards Ashley Bolston and Caila Hailey. Bolston is a McDonald’s All American nominee from Oregon, ranked 106 overall by girlsbasketballreport.com. Hailey is ranked the No. 18 guard prospect in the country by ESPN.com, out of California.
— Jayda Evans (@JaydaEvans) November 14, 2013
June Daugherty and this WSU coaching staff is going to have the Cougs competing for championships soon. Her recruiting classes are incredibly talented and getting better every year. The Cougs still have two spots that they can fill in the early signing period or wait til April, when the regular signing period takes place for both men’s and women’s basketball.
For more on all four of these prospects, go HERE.