Presnell Adds A'Shanti Coleman
July 20, 2016

BOISE, Idaho - Gordy Presnell, Boise State's head women's basketball coach, announced today that A'Shanti Coleman (San Francisco, Calif.) has signed a financial aid agreement and will transfer from the University of Arizona. Coleman is expected to redshirt this year per NCAA transfer rules and will have three years of eligibility remaining. The addition of Coleman increases this year's recruiting class to seven.

"We are excited about A'Shanti coming to Boise State," said Presnell. "She is long, athletic and intelligent, we are excited to see what she can do here over her Boise State career."

Coleman started 11 of 32 games played as a true freshman this past season at Arizona. She averaged 2.2 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.5 bocks in 11.4 minutes per game. The 6-foot-2 forward shot 41.3 percent from the floor (33-80). Her season high in points was 10 versus Florida Gulf Coast, in rebounds was seven against Pacific and in blocks was four on two occasions against Kansas and Pacific.

Coleman is a native of San Francisco, Calif., where she graduated from Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep in 2015. She was a highly regarded recruit out of high school ranked 100th overall nationally by ESPN and 17th in her position.

She averaged a double-double during her senior year on 12.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game, while leading Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep to the CIF Central Coast Open Division title as the team advanced all the way to the NorCal Open Division Semifinals. The team finished her final season ranked 40th nationally and 15th in the state according to MaxPreps.

Honors during her prep career included being named two-time all-state and all-region, three-time all-conference, San Jose Mercury News All-Area Team, San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro Second Team, Max Preps All-State Honorable Mention, and a Max Preps All-State Division III First Team selection. Before signing with Arizona out of high school the two-time SHCP team captain was recruited by Kansas, West Virginia, UNLV, USF, Texas Tech, Washington and Santa Clara.

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