Thursday, April 8, 1999
Julia Washington is the thirdBy Al Chase
recruit to commit to the
UH basketball team
University of Hawaii women's basketball coach Vince Goo added more height to the roster yesterday when Julia Washington signed a national letter of intent to play for the Wahine.
A 6-foot power forward, Washington averaged 19 points a gameat Glendora (Calif.) High School last year.
She is the niece of Judy Mosley-McAfee, the Wahine's career scoring leader.
"The only major school I looked at was Hawaii because my auntie played there," said Washington.
"I liked it when I saw the team played really well together. It was my first time in Hawaii. I live in California, but the temperature is 40 degrees here and the weather there is perfect."
"When we first saw her play, she was green, but she has improved tremendously the past year," Goo said. "A lot of that is from working with Judy."
"Julia gets up and down the court and can bang around," said Wahine assistant coach Da Houl.
Washington is the third player to sign. Christen Roper, a 6-4 center, and Natasja Allen, a 6-1 power forward, signed last November.
UH has two more scholarships available and have three recruits under consideration.