Fernandez adds 4 signees
The team with one of the most global rosters in women's basketball went mostly domestic during the early signing period.
USF announced its four November signees Monday, three of whom hail from the U.S. The foreign signee: 5-foot-9 G Enna Pehadzic, who led Denmark's under-18 national team in scoring (17.6 ppg) during this past summer's European Championship.
The current Bulls roster features seven foreign-born players.
"Enna will bring depth to our backcourt," Coach Jose Fernandez said in a USF news release. "She can play the point guard and the shooting guard position. I’m excited about her being with our program."
The other signees: 6-3 F Jazzmaine Bond (Murfreesboro, Tenn.), 6-1 F Tamara Henshaw (Flagler Palm Coast) and 6-2 F Shae Leverett (Rincon, Ga.).
Bond averaged 7.9 points, 7.3 rebounds and two blocks as a junior for Blackman High, which won Tennessee's Class 3A state title. Henshaw averaged a double-double (11.8 ppg, 10.7 rpg) for FPC, which reached the Class 8A state tournament last winter.
Leverett, a 1,000-point career scorer from South Effingham High, averaged 16.9 points and 13.8 boards while earning 5A second-team all-state honors in Georgia.
"With this class, we addressed the areas we needed," Fernandez said. "We needed to bolster our front line, and with the signing of Jazzmaine, Tamara and Shea, we added some key components to our line."
In other USF news, the Bulls (2-1) moved up a spot -- from 19th to 18th -- in the latest Associated Press poll following Thursday's three-point loss at No. 5 Baylor.