Pop Diva Tour 2006 Set for Coors

It's official, Brittany Spears will be busting moves alongside Whitney Houston at the Coors Event Center in 2006. CU women's basketball coach Kathy McConnell-Miller has filled out her initial recruiting class by signing two more players to Letters of Intent, the school announced Wednesday. Spears, a forward, and center Courtney Dunn, join Houston, Candace Rucker and Aija Putnina.

Guards Houston and Rucker, both of Memphis, and Putnina, who plays at Regis High in Aurora, signed last week.

Here's a look at Dunn and Spears:

Courtney Dunn
6-4, Center
Berkeley (St. Mary's) Calif.

Dunn led St. Mary's High School to a 19-11 record as a junior, a second place finish in the Bay Shore League at 10-2 and a spot in the semifinals of the North Coast Section Division IV Tournament. Dunn earned a spot on the CalHiSports.com Division IV All-State team as a junior and was a 2004 Sophomore All-State First Team pick. A member of the East Bay Xplosion AAU program, Dunn is the 21st ranked center in the country by All-Star Girls Report, and the 94th ranked player overall.

McConnell-Miller: "Courtney Dunn has the rare combination of size and athleticism. She uses that to create tremendous match-up problems with her ability to score from beyond the arc as well as with her back to the basket. Standing 6-4, she can drill the three in transition or take it the length of the floor. Courtney has tremendous hands and sees the floor like a guard. She has all the tools you look for in a post player during the evaluation process. Courtney has a high basketball IQ from playing on one of the most well traveled AAU programs on the West Coast (East Bay Xplosion)."

Brittany Spears
6-1, Forward
Pasadena, Calif.

Spears averaged 24.3 points, 12.0 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game for Pasadena High School as a junior. She led the Pacific League in scoring and blocked shots and ranked third scoring and fifth in blocks in the CIF Southern Section. Spears helped the Bulldogs to an overall record of 22-9 and a second place showing in the Pacific League at 8-2. Pasadena advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division IIAA Tournament. Spears is the 32nd ranked power forward in the country according to All-Star Girls Report.

McConnell-Miller: "Brittany Spears will step onto campus and from day one will be ready to compete athletically against any team in the Big 12. She will challenge every current and future Buff in our speed, strength and conditioning program. This summer competing with OGDL (Olympia Girls Development League), she has taken her game to another level and as result became highly regarded as one of the most versatile guards on the west coast. The best years of her basketball career are still ahead of her. She is the sleeper in our class of 2006."

Colorado opens regular season action on Friday at 6 p.m. against Cal State-Fullerton in the Coors Events Conference Center. The men's team hosts UNC-Wilmington at 8:30 p.m. in the second game of a double-header.

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