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Women's Basketball Adds Two Players To Roster




June 17, 2014

Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Boston College women's basketball will add Emmanuela (Ella) Awobajo and Kailey Edwards to the roster for next season as announced by head coach Erik Johnson this afternoon.

Awobajo graduated from Neuman-Goretti High School in Philadelphia. She signed her letter of intent in the late signing period and will join the Eagles as a freshman next season.

Edwards, a sophomore, transferred from Denver and will have two years of eligibility. Her first season on the court will be in the 2015-16 season after sitting out the 2014-15 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

A native of Nigeria, Awobajo played at Newman-Goretti, which went 29-1 with the only loss coming in the Pennsylvania state championship game. She was named the team MVP this past season. A 6-foot forward, Awobajo averaged seven points and 10 rebounds a game for the Saints. An All-Catholic League player she also played club basketball for the Philly Belles.

"Ella is a rising star whose improvement has been impressive since coming to the United States from Nigeria two years ago,'' said BC Head Coach Erik Johnson. "Her athleticism has made her an excellent rebounder and transition player already. Her intelligence and work ethic are allowing her offensive skills to emerge more and more every day. Ella is a proven winner and a truly driven competitor who is coming to BC to help us compete with the best the ACC has to offer.''

Edwards, a 5-10 small forward, led Denver in minutes played (33.0), points scored (12.6 ppg.) and steals per game (1.2). She scored in double-digits in 23 games while shooting 42.1 percent from the floor and a team-high 77.7 percent from the foul line.

"I am excited to have recruited Kailey successfully twice. She fits our playing style perfectly and gives us a crafty guard who is an excellent defender, slashes and creates for herself and others, and is phenomenal in the open court,'' said Johnson. "Kailey proved herself as a winner and as a leader in high school, and established herself as a very successful division I player at Denver. Her competitive drive and high basketball IQ will allow her to make a successful transition to BC and the ACC.''

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