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Isis Young, Brooke Copeland, Dee Anderson and Haley Lorenzen will suit up for the Gators next season!

Wednesday November 13, 2013Anderson, Copeland, Lorenzen and Young Sign NLIs for Gators

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Isis Young, Brooke Copeland, Dee Anderson and Haley Lorenzen will suit up for the Gators next season!

Dyandria “Dee” Anderson (Melbourne, Fla.), Brooke Copeland (Cleveland, Tenn.), Haley Lorenzen (Iowa City, Iowa) and Isis Young (Berlin, N.J.) have signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers at the University of Florida, women’s basketball head coach Amanda Butler announced Wednesday.

 

“As a group, these four are very complete,” said Butler of the quartet. “They are a very complete group, personality-wise. It is a very complete group when you look at it basketball-wise: there is size, there is speed, the ability to shoot is there and there is ball handling. There are perimeter players and post players. There are players who can play inside and outside and both areas. More than anything they are going to be players who I’m going to enjoy seeing everyday and working with everyday. Our fans and Gator Nation will love supporting this group.”

 

The class is rated No. 11 in the country by Dan Olson’s Collegiate Girls Basketball Report-ESPNW.

 

 

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Dyandria “Dee” Anderson

5-10 * Guard * Viera High School * Melbourne, Fla.

·         Ranked as No. 25 wing player in the country by 2014 HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings - espnW

·         FLORIDA TODAY's 2013 Girls Basketball Player of the Year

·         2013 All Space Coast First Team

·         1,265 career points entering senior season at Viera

·         Junior year averaged 19.5 points and 9.4 rebounds, blocked 75 shots and collected 106 steals

·         Season-bests of 31 points and 13 rebounds came during same game: Nov. 14, 2012, vs. Heritage

·         Sophomore year averaged 13.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game

·         Hawks were 26-6 in 2012-13 season; 25-5 in 2011-12

·         Three-year letterwinner of VHS softball team; played shortstop and second base; named outstanding freshman

 

 

Brooke Copeland

6-2 * Forward * Bradley Central High School * Cleveland, Tenn.

·         Ranked as No. 10 post player in the country and No. 70 overall by 2014 HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings - espnW

·         2013 Chattanooga Times Free Press Female Athlete of the Year

·         2013 District & Region Most Valuable Player

·         2013 Tennessee Sports Writers Association (TSWA) Girls Class AAA All-State

·         Junior year averaged 19.6 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2 blocks per game

·         Plays during the summer with Tennessee Nike Flight, which won the 2012 and 2013 AAU national titles

·         A 2012 (TSWA) First Team Class AAA All-State volleyball middle hitter for the Bearettes; named All-Region and All-District; District MVP; two-year team captain

·         TimesFreePress.com VIDEO: http://www.timesfreepress.com/videos/2013/jun/17/6678/

 

 

Haley Lorenzen

6-3 * Forward * Iowa City High School * Iowa City, Iowa

·         Rated as No. 5 post player in the country and No. 35 overall by 2014 HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings - espnW

·         2013 Iowa Newspaper Association Class 5A First Team

·         2012 & 2013 First Team All-Region

·         Junior year averaged 18.7 points, 9.2 rebounds, while shooting 58.7 percent from the floor

·         Sophomore year averaged 13.2 points

·         Started every game her sophomore and junior seasons

·         Member of AAU team that placed third at nationals

 

 

Isis Young

5-7 * Guard * Life Center Academy * Berlin, N.J.

·         Ranked as No. 10 guard in the country and No. 56 overall by 2014 HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings – espnW

·         Top-rated guard in her class in state of New Jersey

·         2013 Times Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year

·         2013 Star Ledger NJ First Team Non-Public All-State

·         Played her first three seasons at Trenton Catholic Academy, where she scored over 1,000 points and guided the Lady Mikes in 2013 to the school’s seventh Non-Public B state title

·         Attending Life Center Academy her senior year

·         Member of the 2012 Disney Sophomore Showcase and AAU 15U national championship teams

·         2013 McDonald’s All-American Nominee

 

 

Quotes from the Court:

·         “To have a player as talented as Dee want to stay in our state is a great thing. I love her length and the confidence that she’s developed in her game over the last year and half and I know that is going to continue to grow. Dee really has a chance to be an impact player very early in her career with all the tools she’s been blessed with, in addition to how hard she works. She takes great pride in her game. Dee is going to add a lot in every regard, on both ends of the court.” – UF head coach Amanda Butler on Dee Anderson

 

·         “I think you have to have a Brooke Copeland on any team that wants to be a championship program. She’s the type of player who can hit a game-winning shot. She’s also happy and willing to set the screen for the person who takes the game-winning shot. She’s a great teammate. She brings a lot of positive energy. She understands the game really well. She can shoot the ball composed and at the end of the day is willing to do whatever it takes to win.” – UF head coach Amanda Butler on Brooke Copeland

 

·         “The obvious thing Haley adds is a great deal of size. What she adds that you don’t know about until you get the opportunity to spend time with her is her personality and her work ethic; the spirit that she has. She has a high level of skill and she cares a lot about her game. She’s a successful and phenomenal person away from the court. Haley is going to add a ton to our program besides her height.” – UF head coach Amanda Butler on Haley Lorenzen

 

·         “Isis is a player who you think of when you talk about a hard-working, detail-oriented person. She’s a person who does things for the right reason and that’s why Isis is great. She’s very talented but works exceptionally hard and pays attention to everything she’s being told, especially if it’s going to have an impact on her improving or her team winning. Isis adds an overall attitude of work and appreciation for work that makes her special and separates her from just about everybody.” – UF head coach Amanda Butler on Isis Young

 

 

Gator Signees at a Glance

·         Dyandria “Dee” Anderson * 5-10 * Guard * Viera High School * Melbourne, Fla.

·         Brooke Copeland * 6-2 * Forward * Bradley Central High School * Cleveland, Tenn.

·         Haley Lorenzen * 6-3 * Forward * Iowa City High School * Iowa City, Iowa

·         Isis Young * 5-7 * Guard * Life Center Academy * Berlin, N.J.

 

 

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