Women’s basketball: Gonzaga reloaded Friday, adding a transfer with impressive basketball genes.
Former California starter Lindsay Sherbert will transfer to Gonzaga and will be eligible to play after redshirting the upcoming season because of NCAA transfer rules.
Sherbert’s father, Ty Sherbert, played at the University of Denver from 1982-85 and she is the great-great niece of legendary basketball coach John Wooden.
“We expect Lindsay to step into the role of Katelan Redmon,” GU coach Kelly Graves said. “She is going to be that player who can play both inside and outside, can handle the ball and shoot it.”
Sherbert, a 6-foot guard/forward, was born in Maple Valley, Wash., and played high school basketball at Great Oak HS in Temecula, Calif. She played in all 35 games and started 21 at Cal as a sophomore last season. She finished the season scoring 182 points, grabbing 97 rebounds, dishing out 15 assists and making 20 steals.
“Lindsay is an absolutely perfect fit for our style,” Graves said. “I believe she has the opportunity to not only be one of the best players in our conference, but one of the best players in the country. She is a great young woman, strong student and great teammate with an amazing basketball resume.”
Seattle lands skating event
Figure skating: The Seattle area has been chosen to host this year’s Skate America, the first stop on figure skating’s Grand Prix circuit.
Skate America will be held Oct. 19-21 at the ShoWare Center in Kent, Wash., just south of Seattle. It will be the third time the Grand Prix has been held in Washington. Everett (2008) drew the largest crowd for the event while Spokane (2002) had the second-largest crowd. Spokane also hosted the U.S. championships in 2010 and 2007, setting records for attendance each time.