BOISE, Idaho (4/28/09) Gordy Presnell, head women’s basketball coach at Boise State University, announced this afternoon the signing of Kinzi Poteet, a 6-foot-2 post player from Washington state to a National Letter of Intent. Poteet made history with her commitment to Boise State becoming the first female student-athlete from her high school to ever sign an NLI to play at a NCAA Division I school in any sport.
Poteet is an athletic 6-2 player that can play in the post or on the wing at small forward. She is a versatile player who can score down low or step outside and hit the 3-pointer. As a senior Poteet averaged 16.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per game while recording 43 blocks. She set the school records for career points with 1,207 and points in a game at 35.
"We are extremely excited to add Kinzi to our Bronco family!” said Presnell. “She is a hard worker both on the court and in the classroom. Due to her athletic ability, I think Kinzi will be very successful in the WAC."
The newest Bronco is a three-sport standout at Grandview High School in Grandview, Wash., where she lettered in basketball, volleyball, and track & field. As a senior her honors are numerous earning all-state honorable mention status, all-region, and all-conference recognition in basketball, as well as, all-state, all-region, and all-conference honors in volleyball. The track awards have not been released yet but she is among the top shot, discuss, and javelin throwers in central Washington.
Poteet tentatively plans to major in either English or journalism at Boise State. She chose the Broncos over Gonzaga University and Western Washington University.
She is the fourth current high school senior to sign with Boise State this year joining Lauren Lenhardt (Eagle, Idaho), Julia Marshall (Wichita, Kan.), and Taylor McGilbra (Houston, Texas) who all signed last November. The foursome is schedule to enroll at the university in the fall and compete for the Broncos next winter.
"We are very excited about the 2009 signing class. They are the caliber of young women that we want representing Boise State,” commented Presnell. “All four of them are outstanding individuals who have had high achievements both athletically and academically."