April 26, 2010
PITTSBURGH – University of Pittsburgh’s head women’s basketball coach Agnus Berenato announced the signing of a National Letter of Intent by Yasmin Fuller, a combo guard out of Kennedy Catholic High School in Seattle, Wash.
“I believe the addition of Yasmin will give us depth and diversity in our guard position on a daily basis,” said Berenato. “Yasmin is a great 3-point shooter but at the same time, is not afraid to establish her presence as an off-guard rebounder. She had great chemistry with our team and staff and I look forward to coaching her both on and off the court.”
A 2010 McDonald’s All-America nominee, Fuller averaged 15.9 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals per game as a senior. She helped lead Kennedy Catholic to a seventh-place finish in the 2010 state tournament averaging 18 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists in a span of four games.
“I loved the team,” said Fuller on why she chose Pitt. “The coaching staff felt like moms to me and all the players were great. I loved the school and felt like it was a perfect fit for me.”
A three-time All-Seamount League First-Team selection, Fuller was honored as the 2009 Washington 3A Player of the Year after helping guide her team to the 2009 Washington State 3A Championship. Rated the 141st overall prospect by All-Star Girls Report, she also earned Tournament MVP honors during her state championship run which culminated in a perfect 28-0 mark. The title game marked the second straight season she had helped the Lancers reach the state finals.
Fuller will join early signees Kyra Dunn, Marquel Davis and Asia Logan as freshmen in the fall for the Panthers.
“I’m really excited about the freshman class and what they will bring to the University of Pittsburgh not only as students and basketball players, but more importantly as people,” stated Berenato. Kyra, Marquel, Asia and Yasmin all have tremendous work ethics, great court sense and awareness and know how to elevate their team to a higher level. I’m excited about what they all bring as individuals and collectively to Pitt women’s basketball.”
The Panthers reached postseason play for the fifth consecutive season this year after accepting an invitation to the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). Pitt also produced the Big East Conference’s rebounding champion in Chelsea Cole as well as two selections on the All-Big East Honorable Mention squad in Cole and Jania Sims.