YSU teams complete 2019-20 rosters
YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown State men and women’s basketball teams have completed their 2019-20 rosters with early signings on Wednesday.
Jamir Thomas, a 6-foot-8 forward from Passaic, N.J., signed his National Letter of Intent. Thomas averaged 13.1 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game as a freshman at Garden State Community College. So far, he’s averaging 16.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and four assists per game.
Noe Anabir is the lone senior on the YSU team. Thomas takes the place of the 6-8 senior in 2019-20.
The women’s team, which is 3-0 to start the season, signed five in the early period — Mady Aulbach (Beaver Falls, Pa.), Quinece Hatcher (Las Vegas, Nev.), Maddie Schires (Wausau, Wis.) and Lexi Wagner (Galesville, Wis.) along with post Jen Wendler (Owen, Wis.).
Alison Smolinski, Sarah Cash and Melinda Trimmer are the YSU seniors. There are 13 players currently on the roster. With the addition of five signees, that completes the 15 scholarships allotted for the 2019-20 season.
Aulbauch, a 5-5 point guard, has received many honors at Blackhawk High School. She scored her 1,000th point as a junior and averages 16 points per game.
Hatcher, a 5-8 combination guard, helped her team win the Nevada Class 4A state title as her team was ranked eighth in the nation by USA Today.
Schires, a 5-8 guard, averaged 20.5 points overall and 19.9 points as a junior at Wausau West High School. The all-state player had 19.8 points per game, 4.8 rebounds and shot 49.3 percent from 3-point range as a sophomore.
Wagner, a 5-10 guard, averaged 20.9 points as a junior with 148 rebounds. She scored 51 points in a game last season with 15 field goals, seven 3-pointers and 14 free throws. The all-state selection has 1,248 career points.
Wendler, a 6-2 forward, averaged 21.8 points, 11.6 rebounds and 1.7 blocks as a junior and all-state selection.