As part of Wednesday's National Early Signing Day, two young women signed their letters of intent to play basketball at Boston College. BC women’s basketball took to social media to announce the rookies.
Head Coach Erik Johnson tweeted his welcome to the new additions on Wednesday afternoon.
Today we welcome two new Eagles to our @bc_wbb family. Eagle fans will love watching Mariella Fasoula & Steph Jones for the next four years!— Erik Johnson (@BC_CoachJohnson) November 12, 2014
Mariella Fasoula, Center
Hometown: Athens, Greece
High School: American Community Schools of Athens
Mariella, daughter of the legendary Greek player, Panagiotis Fasoula*, is a center from Athens, Greece. Her dad's history with basketball played a big role in her choosing to play as well, and as it turned out she is good at it. Fasoula is comfortable in the paint, and consistently drops the ball in net with ease. This in addition to her rebounding skills will make her a necessary addition to a guard and forward rich team. On Wednesday, Fasoula posted a photo on Facebook announcing her decision to come play in the United States.
*Chosen in the second round of the 1986 draft by the Portland Trailblazer, but never played in the NBA.
Next there is Stephanie Jones, a point guard from the not so far away land of Connecticut.
Welcome Steph Jones, lightning quick PG from Shelton, CT. An amazing ball-handler & on-ball defender who will push our tempo on both ends.— Erik Johnson (@BC_CoachJohnson) November 12, 2014
Stephanie Jones, Point Guard
Hometown: Shelton, CT
High School: Loomis-Chaffee
AAU: New York Gauchos
Jones, a three-star prospect according to ESPN.com, verbally committed to Boston College in February of this year. She was offered spots by Pac-12, Big East, AAC and Ivy League schools, but decided to join the ACC as a part of the 2015 recruiting class. Her style emulates that of Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury, who she considers her favorite player. The core of her game consists of attentive and aggressive defense, taking whatever opportunity she can to steal the ball. On offense her ball handle is smooth and controlled as she makes cross up and spin moves. Jones is a versatile player with a high basketball IQ on the high school level and hopefully she will continue to improve these skills as she joins a higher league of competition.
This class is small compared to that of the 2014 class, but these two will be pleasant additions when they finally join the squad in the fall. With an expected loss of 3 players at the close of this season the roster will continue to remain large in size. It is still uncertain as to how the team will look this season, but these two players have a lot that they will be able to bring to this young team.
Welcome to the Heights, Mariella and Stephanie!