Presnell Signs Jayde Christopher
May 16, 2017

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State women’s basketball has added University of Kansas transfer Jayde Christopher (Federal Way, Wash.) to the roster for 2017-18 as announced today by head coach Gordy Presnell. Christopher is a 5-foot-8 guard who played in a total of 61 games with 21 starts for the Jayhawks. Due to NCAA transfer rules Christopher will redshirt during the 2017-18 campaign with two years of eligibility remaining to play for the Broncos.

“The addition of Jayde Christopher to our program today complements our current roster in numerous and exciting ways,” said Presnell. “First, Jayde’s personality and character are a perfect fit to continue the legacy that our graduating seniors have fought hard to create. On the court, Jayde’s play matches her personality in that she is unselfish to a fault; a point guard with the speed and talent to set up her teammates. Jayde has a strong work ethic and will continue to develop while sitting out this year due to transfer rules. I’m excited she decided to come to Boise State and look forward to coaching her over the next three years.”

Jayde (pronounced “Jade”) Christopher played primarily at the point guard position where she averaged 2.6 points, 1.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 0.7 steals in 16.8 minutes per game during her two seasons at KU.

As a sophomore last year Christopher played in 30 contests with 16 starts. She averaged 3.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 19.4 minutes per game. The guard shot 30 percent from the floor and 36 percent from 3-point range. Christopher led the Jayhawks in assists with 82 and ranked 15th in the Big 12 Conference for assists average.

During Christopher’s freshman season at Kansas she started in five of 31 games played during the campaign. She averaged 2.1 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 14.2 minutes per game. She ranked second on the team for assists with 55.

The native of Federal Way, Wash., is a graduate of Cleveland High School in Seattle where she was coached by Stephenie Wheeler-Smith and Jamie Redd. She was also a classmate of current Boise State Bronco Joyce Harrell. Christopher helped the CHS Eagles to back-to-back 3A state championships in 2013 and 2014, one runner-up finish in 2015 and third-place in 2012. As a senior in 2014-15, Christopher was named the Washington Class 3A Player of the Year by the Seattle Times, in addition she was named to the Associated Press All-State Team, the Washington State Girls Basketball Coaches Association 3A All-State Team, Washington State Championship All-Tournament Team, All-Metro League First Team and was a McDonald’s All-America nominee.

Christopher played club ball for the Tree of Hope in Seattle where she was teammates with current Broncos Joyce Harrell, Marijke Vanderschaaf and Ellie Woerner. They were coached by Damian Young.

Coming out of high school she was ranked 14th at her position and 59th overall by ProspectNation, while ESPN’s Hoopgurlz ranked her 22nd at her position and 67th overall.


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