Jordan Adams, Brianna Barrett Sign On With USC Women|
Nov. 16, 2011
The No. 22 USC women's basketball team has two new talents on their way to Troy, with the signing of two primetime California players for the 2012-13 season. Head coach Michael Cooper's newest Women of Troy are Jordan Adams and Brianna Barrett, who have signed their national letters of intent to join the USC women's basketball team next season.
"With the addition of Jordan and Brianna, we feel we have added two incredible student-athletes in our quest to win a national championship," Cooper said. "The Trojan family will be very proud of these two young ladies on and off the court."
Jordan Adams is considered one of the top recruits in the country, as the Mater Dei High product is listed at No. 6 overall in the nation. A 6-1 guard who hails from Irvine, Calif., Adams is a highly regarded player who already has some experience playing with her future Trojan teammates. Adams won back-to-back CIF state championships alongside current Women of Troy Kiki Alofaituli and Alexyz Vaioletama, who are freshmen on the Trojan roster this season. She's also been a member of two Team USA world championship teams, winning gold at both the U.S. Under-17 World Championships in France and the Under-19 World Championships in Chile during the summer.
"Being the starting point guard for a two-time defending high school national champion says a lot in itself," Cooper said of Adams. "Jordan is a natural leader and makes everybody she plays with better. The most appealing aspect of Jordan's game is her versatility. She has a rare combination of size, ball-handling ability, and athleticism."
Another SoCal star also joins the Trojan talent pool next season in 5-7 guard Brianna Barrett. A top-100 recruit out of Oaks Christian, Barrett was her team's leader in scoring, rebounds, assists and steals as a junior. She's ranked as the No. 95 overall recruit and No. 14 point guard.
"Brianna is one of the most physically gifted point guards in the country," Cooper said of Barrett. "Her speed and explosiveness set her apart from her peers. Her ability to create separation from her defender and identify the open player is very impressive. We feel she is one of the most underrated players in her class. She's also is a natural fit with our players and our coaching staff."
"We're so excited to have Jordan and Brianna here, and with more additions to their class still to come, the future is definitely bright here at USC," Cooper said.