6-foot-2 center likely to be redshirted

Updated: July 20, 2004, 4:08 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Colorado State said it has signed 6-foot-2 center Brianna Willhite from Cloud County Community College, Kan.

Willhite will be reunited with Liz Kramer, a guard who signed with CSU in April. The two played together last season at Cloud County and at Maize High School near Wichita, Kan.

Willhite averaged 13.8 points and 5.1 rebounds last season in winning second-team honors in the Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference.

"We are excited to have her in our program," CSU coach Chris Denker said Monday. "We feel like she has a chance to develop into a very good player in our program."

Denker said Willhite will probably redshirt for the 2004-05 season. The Rams already are deep at center with juniors Lindsay Thomas and Melissa Dennett. They also have 6-4 Marilyn Moulton and 6-1 Kylee O'Dwyer

Kramer, a 5-7 guard, averaged 10.7 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists last season at Cloud County.

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