Colorado guard Emily Fox commits to Gophers

The Minnesota women's basketball team received their third verbal commitment when Emily Fox, a 5-foot-10 point guard from Highlands Ranch, (Colo.) Thunder Ridge High announced that she will sign with the Gophers in the fall.

Emily Fox averaged 15 points and 7.8 assists a game last season. She shot 43 percent from three-point range and 60 percent from the field, both school records. Fox played in the recent Girl's Nike All-American Camp in St. Louis.

Fox is described as possessing excellent court awareness. She is said to be a scrappy player who hustles in all aspects of the game. Thunder Ridge, led by Fox and Duke recruit Abby Waner who is ranked as the No. 6 player in the country by the All Star Girls Report, won its second consecutive Colorado AAAAA championship and finished the season ranked No. 3 in the country by USA Today. They defeated Cherry Creek in the Class 5A title game to finish 22-2. Both losses came to out of state teams during a holiday tournament.

Fox picked the Gophers over Kansas State, Vanderbilt and Boston College.

Minnesota previously received a commitment from Ashley Ellis-Milan, a 6-foot-3 center from St. Paul (MN) Central and Katie Ohm from Elgin-Milville. Ellis-Milan is ranked as the No. 91 player in the country by the All Star Girls Report.

Janel McCarville is the lone Gopher senior.

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