Dons report: Women’s basketball

James Salazar 

Staff Writer 

WBB – USF women’s basketball holds a pregame shootaround at the Chase Center in San Francisco. PHOTO COURTESY OF CHRIS M. LEUNG/DONS ATHLETICS

With the addition of four new players to their squad, USF women’s basketball looks to build off last season’s 12-19 overall win-loss record, which was an improvement over their 7-24 overall win-loss record from two seasons prior. 

Rain Sheh, Freshman, 5’3”, Guard, Urban High School, San Francisco, California 

Sheh was a decorated high school athlete. She was a four-time letter winner for the Urban Blues, a two-time First Team All-Bay Counties League West honoree, and a two-time BCL-West player of the year. The SF Examiner named Sheh their “Girls Junior of the Year” for the 2018-19 season, as well as a member of the paper’s First Team All-City in 2019. In addition to playing for Urban’s basketball program, Sheh also played volleyball for two years, along with club basketball with Bay City. 

Sofia Persson, Sophomore, 5’8”, Guard, Odessa College, Odessa, Texas 

Playing and starting in all 32 games as a freshman at Odessa College, Persson averaged 9.7 points per game while shooting 46.1% from the field, leading the Wranglers with 105 assists over the course of the season. She was named the Wester Junior College Athletic Conference (WJCAC) Freshman of the Year and an all-star in the Midland College National Invitation Tournament. 

Jessica McDowell-White, Junior, 5’8”, Guard, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, Washington

As a sophomore, McDowell-White played in and started 29 games. She averaged 35.6 minutes per game, scoring in double figures in 12 games. McDowell-White led the Eagles and the Big Sky Conference with 5.4 assists per game, ranking her No. 20  in the nation. Her career-high 13 assists is tied for fifth all-time in EWU single game history. McDowell-White’s hustle for the boards as well as her offensive prowess earned her four double-doubles. 

Jumoke Adaramoye, Freshman, 6’1”, Forward, Linden Hall High School, Lititz, Pennsylvania

Lettering in all four years of high school, Adaramoye led Linden Hall to back-to-back Mid-State Conference titles in 2018 and 2019 and a District Three Class 2A title, the first in the school’s history. During her first three years, Adaramoye averaged a triple-double with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 blocks per game. Adaramoye received all-conference honors during her sophomore year, Mid-State Conference All-Star honors during her senior year, and was a member of the “Tremendous 25,” an award given to the top 25 junior and senior basketball players in Pennsylvania. During her senior year, Adaramoye was also named to the Class 2A Pennsylvania Sports Writer All-State Second Team.


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