DENTON (11/9/05) - The North Texas women’s basketball team signed three players to national letters of intent Wednesday on the first day of early signing period. North Texas added Mimi Goodman, a 6-2 post from Batesville, Ark., Brittney James a 5-7 guard from Orange, Tex., and Torrian Timms a 6-0 post from Waxahachie.
Timms was ranked as the 48th best player by Texashoops.com while James and Goodman were both all-state players last season.
"We are extremely pleased with the signing of these three young ladies. They will give us needed depth in the post and give us another guard that fits our up tempo style," said North Texas head coach Tina Slinker. "I believe each of these young ladies has the potential to contribute to our progam immediately".
James, considered one of the best scoring guards in the state of Texas, was named to the all-state team last season as she averaged 25 points, 10 steals, and eight rebounds a game . In her junior season James recorded three triple-doubles. In a game last season she hit 12 3-pointers and scored 57 points against Hamshire-Fannett.
"Brittney is a 1 or 2 guard that can shoot the ball. She is extremely athletic and is capable of playing both ends of the floor. Brittney is a steal for our program. I honestly believe she is one of the top guards in the State. We are excited about the athleticism she brings to our program" said Slinker.
Goodman was an all-state and all-region player her junior season as she averaged a double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds a game.
"Mimi is a physical block post player. She is aggressive and absolutley loves the game. Her work ethic is contagious and she has a solid presence on the floor. We are extremely excited to have Mimi in our program" Slinker said.
Timms is a three-time all-district selection and is ranked as the 48th best senior in the state of Texas by Texashoops.com. She averaged 11 points and seven rebounds her junior season.
"Torrian is a blue collar player that just gets the job done. She knows how to score in the paint and is a tenacious defensive player," said Slinker. "Torrian is a hard worker that is willing to do the little things to become great".
North Texas begins the 2005-06 season with a home game against Stephen F. Austin on November 18.
Mimi Goodman, 6-2, Post, Batesville, Arkansas (Batesville High School)
Goodman was named to the Class 4A all-state team as junior as she averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks a game. Goodman was also named to the all-region and all-conference team her junior season. She shot 48 percent from the floor and 75 percent from the free throw line. As a sophomore she averaged 16 points and had six rebounds a game. In 2004, she was named to the Arkansas Democrat Gazette’s list of sophmore’s to watch.
Brittney James, 5-7, Guard, Orange, Texas (West Orange Stark High School)
James was named to the Class 3A all-state team by the TABC her junior season. She averaged 25 points, 10 steals, and eight rebounds last season. During her junior season James recorded three triple-doubles and was named the District MVP. Last season James hit 12 3-pointers and scored 57 points in a game against Hamshire-Fannett. She named all-district her junior season and sophomore seasons. James was also first-team all-district in volleyball and softball her junior year.
Torrian Timms, 6-0, Post, Waxahachie, Texas (Waxahachie High School)
Timms is ranked as the 48th best senior in the state of Texas by Texashoops.com. Timms is a three-time all-district selection. She was a first-team all-district selection her junior season after averaging 11 points and seven rebounds a game. In 2003-04 Timms was named to second-team all-district and averaged seven points and five rebounds a game. As a freshman Timms was named all-district honorable mention.