Webb Transfers To Saint Louis U

When Courtney Webb started to look around for a school to transfer to from DePaul, she thought she would end up somewhere close to where she grew up in Michigan. But when he visited Saint Louis University, she found what she was looking for.

"When I went to the visit at SLU," Webb said, "I thought it was the best fit for me."

Webb, who played two seasons at DePaul, will sit out this season at Saint Louis and then have two years of eligibility remaining.

"I wish we had her now," SLU coach Shimmy Gray-Miller said. "I wish she could play now."

A 5-foot-6 combo guard, Webb never found the minutes she was looking for with the Blue Demons, which Gray-Miller attributed to Webb's struggles on the defensive end of the floor.

As a freshman, Webb averaged 2.4 points in 4.4 minutes per game over 12 contests. She then appeared in 17 games for the Blue Demons as a sophomore and averaged 2.4 points in 6.5 minutes per game.

The highlight of Webb's sophomore season was when she scored 13 points, including three 3-pointers, in 19 minutes in an 89-50 win over Cornell on Nov. 20.

Gray-Miller said Webb will bring "scoring, scoring and scoring" to SLU.

"We don't have anyone in that 2010 class or the 2011 commitments we have so far who can score like she can," the coach said. "We don't have to run sets for her. She can create. She's like (Theresa) Lisch in that regard."

While she can play either guard spot, Webb considers herself more of a shooting guard because of her scoring ability, the ability to work off of screens and create offensive opportunities off the dribble.

"I think I can shoot pretty decent," she said. "I'm a guard who likes to rebound and contribute to the team that way. I would consider myself a scorer more than anything."

After making the decision to transfer, Webb also considered Western Michigan and Eastern Illinois. She said she picked SLU because of her connection to the coaching staff, the quality of the school's academic programs and the city of St. Louis.

Webb cited Gray-Miller's energy as one of the school's selling points.

"Shimmy is a great coach," Webb said. "I know she is looking to run and gun and put points up on the board. I think that fits my style."

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