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Tuesday, June 23, 2009 1:26 p.m.

Women’s basketball announces recruiting class

The GW women’s basketball team officially announced its incoming recruiting class for the upcoming season today, one that includes four guards and a 6-foot-2 post player.

A pair of point guards ranked among ESPN’s 20 best at the position in this year’s class serve as the centerpieces. Five-foot-three Danni Jackson is ranked the 77th best recruit overall by ESPN and was named to the Washington Post’s All-Met First Team in April. Janine Davis, a 5-foot-8 guard from Jamaica, N.Y., is described by GW head coach Mike Bozeman as a “combo guard” and helped her high school, St. Michael Academy, finish seventh in USA Today’s national rankings.

Joining Jackson and Davis in the backcourt will be a pair of taller guards, 5-foot-10 Shi-Heria Shipp and 6-footer Megan Nipe. Shipp hails from North Carolina and was named Rowan County Player of the Year as a senior and was an all-county selection three times. Nipe, a native of Lino Lakes, Minn., is ranked 34th among guards by ESPN and twice earned all-state honors from the state’s high school coaches and St. Paul Pioneer Press, respectively. She also played alongside current Colonial Kay-Kay Allums in high school.

Nicole Shelton, a New Jersey native that most recently played at Connecticut’s Kent School, is the Colonials’ lone incoming post player. Shelton is 6-foot-2 and helped Kent complete an undefeated season during her senior year.

The full press release is available here.