THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006
Women's Basketball adds two signees to 2006 class

May 11, 2006

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU women's basketball team signed forward Crystal Gable of Hancock (Ga.) Central High School and guard Teneshia Ruff of Columbus (Ga.) High School to National Letters of Intent, head coach Jill Dunn announced Wednesday. The duo joins forward/center Danielle Gray (Stephenson HS), guard Courtney Jackson (North Atlanta HS) and forward Desarae Johnson (Riverside HS) who signed with the program in the fall.

"Our two late signees will round out another very talented recruiting class to JU," said head coach Jill Dunn. "With this 2006 class, we have added depth and height at every spot on our roster. We expect many good things from this group, on and off the court, in the near future".

Grable, a 6-foot senior, earned first team all-Georgia High School Association honors and was named to the Middle 6A All-Star team as a senior after leading the Bulldogs to the GHSA Elite 8 and their second-consecutive Region 7A Championship. During the year, she averaged 18 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per contest. As a junior, Grable led the squad to the GHAS Sweet 16, a Region 7A title and earned team MVP honors after posting 14.6 points, seven rebounds and three blocks per game. As a sophomore, she finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and two blocks per game while also leading the squad to the GSHA tournament. As a freshman, she averaged eight points, seven rebounds and three blocks.

"Crystal brings a lot of versatility to our team," Dunn said. "She has the ability to play inside or on the perimeter so she can present match up problems for our opponents. She also has great athleticism which will make her a threat on both ends of the floor".

Ruff, a 5-foot-10 senior, averaged 7.6 points, five rebounds and five assists during her senior season. As a junior, she helped lead the Blue Devils to a 22-10 record and an 11-5 mark in the region. During her junior season, she led the squad to a second-place finish in the state. At the club level, Ruff was a member of the Georgia Jaguars and the Columbia Blazers.

"Teneshia is a solid all round player with great size at the guard position," said Dunn. "She is also an excellent student that will help our team in every aspect on and off the court."