A pair of Mead girls basketball standouts who helped lead the Panthers to the State 4A championship last winter have made oral commitments.
Delany Junkermier, a 6-foot shooting guard, is headed to Montana State, and Ashlyn Lewey, a 6-0 wing/forward, is going to Seattle University.
Junkermier chose MSU over offers from Idaho, Utah State, Seattle University and Portland State.
She will join AAU teammates Hannah Caudill of Gonzaga Prep, who recently gave MSU a commitment, and ex-Bullpups guard Lindsay Stockton at MSU.
“I really liked the familiarity there,” Junkermier said. “I know a lot of people there and I have a lot of family in Montana.”
Junkermier, a first-team all-Greater Spokane League pick last year, averaged 15 points per game.
“Throughout the (recruiting) process I was really hoping Hannah and I would end up together,” Junkermier said. “We went on our visit together. We had a blast. And we’re going to room together.”
Lewey, who averaged 10.8 points and 10 rebounds last year, also had offers from Cornell, Concordia and Azuza Pacific.
“I loved the coaching staff,” Lewey said. “I saw coaches who wanted to succeed and make the team better. And I’m able to stay closer to my family.”
The commitments by Junkermier, Lewey and Caudill brings the number of GSL players who have made college decisions to four. Central Valley post Mariah Cunningham is headed to Eastern Washington.
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