The Gonzaga women’s basketball program has lost one Canadian player but may be gaining another.
Sophomore guard Kacie Bosch has left the program and will play in her native Canada next year, coach Lisa Fortier confirmed Tuesday.
At the same time, the Bulldogs received an oral commitment from Langley, British Columbia, shooting guard Louise Forsyth, the 57th-ranked high school player in North America, according to ESPN.
Forsyth was a first-team 2016 AAA All-Star last season after she led her Brooksword Bobcats to their third-straight AAA championship game.
Forsyth also a member of the 2016 U17 Women’s National Team, which defeated Brazil in the title game to give Team Canada its first-ever FIBA Americas age-group championship.
According to scouts, the 6-foot-tall Forsyth has a good shooting touch from all distances and is a versatile defender.
Meanwhile, Bosch is returning home. According to the Lethbridge (Alberta) Herald, she plans to play next season for her hometown University of Lethbridge.
Lack of playing time was a factor in Bosch’s decision, Fortier said. Bosch averaged 5.2 minutes and 0.3 points last year for the Bulldogs. She appeared in 18 games.
Used as a wing at GU, Bosch expects to play point guard at Lethbridge.
“It was pretty easy. My family lives here,” she told the Herald . “The fans at Gonzaga were really great but it wasn’t the place where I needed to be, where I thought I’d be happiest and I definitely wasn’t happy, so making the decision was easy.”
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