Women’s Basketball Adds Height In 2015 Class

LAFAYETTE, La. – Louisiana head women's basketball coach Garry Brodhead announced Wednesday that three players have signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Ragin' Cajuns program for the 2015-16 season.

Breionne Cooper (New Orleans, La./West Jefferson HS), Alex Weeks (Opelousas, La./Beau Chene HS) and Jordan Alexander (Dallas, Texas/Skyline HS) all inked their names today to play for the Ragin' Cajuns.

"We are extremely pleased with our 2015 signing class, bringing in much needed size as well as athleticism," Brodhead said. "We continue to recruit and sign Louisiana student-athletes with two of the three being in-state players. With the addition of 6-4, 6-3 and 6-1 players, we feel confident we are moving Ragin' Cajuns women's basketball in a positive direction. The most exciting thing about the 2015 class is not only are they great basketball players, but they are great students in the classroom with high GPAs and scoring very high on the ACT and SAT tests."

Breionne Cooper – 6-3 – Post – New Orleans, La./West Jefferson HS

A 6-3 post out of West Jefferson High School in New Orleans, Breionne Cooper averaged 13.2 points, 11.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks during her junior campaign for coach Adam Frank. Last season, Cooper earned Class 5A All-State Honorable Mention accolades and was selected to the New Orleans All-Metro Team. A three-time first team all-district selection, Cooper plays AAU ball for the Kenner Angels under coach Stacie Berry. Cooper has carried a 3.6 grade-point average as an honors student at West Jefferson.

Brodhead on Breionne Cooper

"We were very lucky to be able to keep Breionne here in Louisiana. She is another in-state player that brings size as well as athleticism to our women's program. She has the ability to run the floor in transition as well as rebound and score in the half court. She is very athletic as well as being a fundamental basketball player, which makes her extremely versatile. She also played in a great AAU program, the Kenner Angels, and for an awesome coach in Stacie Berry."

Alex Weeks – 6-4 – Post – Opelousas, La./Beau Chene HS

A two-time all-district selection from Beau Chene High School, 6-4 post Alex Weeks will join Cooper in providing height to Louisiana's 2015-16 roster. During the 2013-14 season, Weeks averaged 18.9 points, 9.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks to help coach Melanie Durio's Lady Gators to a state playoff appearance. The Opelousas native plays AAU ball for the Louisiana Lady Select under coach K.J. Lee.

Brodhead on Alex Weeks

"Alex Weeks is a local player that has the size at 6-4 that we've been missing in our program. Alex's size can make her a force in the paint, both on the offensive and defensive sides of the court. Her ability to rebound and run the floor will definitely help us in the fast-pace style of play that we like."

Jordan Alexander – 6-1 – Forward – Dallas, Texas/Skyline HS

Jordan Alexander is the lone signee outside of the Pelican State, hailing from Skyline High School in Dallas, Texas. Playing for coach Cassandra McCurdy, the 6-1 forward averaged 8.7 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 2013-14 to help the Lady Raiders to their third-straight district title and an appearance in the Class 5A Region II championship. Last season, Alexander earned District 9-5A First Team honors and was named a Dallas Independent School District (DISD) All-Academic Team selection. Alexander plays AAU ball for coach Damon Robinson with the prestigious DFW T-JACK Elite, an organization that has produced 160 Division I players and 13 McDonald's All-Americans since 2005.

Brodhead on Jordan Alexander

"Jordan Alexander brings versatility to our basketball program. Her ability to score inside the paint or outside on the perimeter makes her a very needed addition. Her athleticism will fit right in to our style of play on both sides of the floor. She has the ability to defend inside the paint as well as out on the perimeter. She also comes from a prestigious AAU program, DFW Elite, as well as a Texas high school powerhouse, Skyline High School in Dallas, playing for a legendary coach in Cassandra McCurdy."

The Cajuns open the 2014-15 season Friday when they head to Beaumont, Texas, to take on Lamar in a 7 p.m. contest at the Montagne Center.

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