Women's Basketball signs Stafford to National Letter of Intent
Nov. 14, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas - High school hoops standout Imani Stafford has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball next season at The University of Texas, head coach Gail Goestenkors announced Monday. Stafford (Los Angeles, Calif.) is ranked the 10th overall recruit and No. 3 post in the class of 2012 by ESPN Hoopgurlz.
"Imani has a tremendous understanding of the game, and is an incredibly skilled athlete that loves to run and press," Goestenkors said. "She is equally talented in the classroom and will be a perfect addition to our Texas Women's Basketball family."
The 6-foot-7 post averaged 12.2 points, 12.1 rebounds and 4.3 blocks as a junior while leading Windward to the 2011 California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Division IV state championship. She was also a member of the 2010 USA U17 World Championship team that posted a perfect 8-0 record during the inaugural FIBA U17 World Championship. She averaged 3.6 points and a team third-best 5.3 rebounds in 9.8 minutes per games in France.
This summer, Stafford was selected to the USA Basketball U19 team.
Stafford is the daughter of Pam McGee, former player for USA Basketball who won a gold medal in the 1984 Olympic Games and played in the WNBA. Stafford's older brother, JaVale McGee, plays for the NBA's Washington Wizards.
2011-12 Texas Basketball Recruiting Class