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Spiders Ink Two to National Letters of Intent
Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Release: 11/15/2016
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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – University of Richmond women’s basketball head coach Michael Shafer announced on Tuesday morning the signing of two guards to this year’s signing class, Alex Parson and Kailyn Fee. With these additions the Spiders will have six individuals from the state of Virginia on the roster next season.

Alex is the younger sister of current Spider junior guard Micaela Parson, both of whom are products of Monacan high school in Chesterfield, Va. Parson was First Team 4A All-State averaging 10 points and seven assists as a starter for back-to-back state champion Monacan.

“I’m really excited about Alex signing,” Shafer said. “Obviously coming from a program that won back-to-back state titles she’s a proven winner. She’s a past first point guard but is able to score and score at very opportune times. She has the ability to hit the three and get to the basket and most importantly makes her teammates better. I think she will be a good fit and good add for our program.”

Fee comes to Richmond from Oakton high school in Vienna, Va. Fee averaged 8.0 points per game for an Oakton team last season that went 29-1, making 53 triples along the way. Oakton won its first 29 games of the season before falling in the state semifinals last season.

“Kailyn is a player that kind of went under the radar a little bit,” Shafer continued. “She’s a great scorer, a great shooter with deep range. She shoots the ball when she’s open, can create space for herself and plays with a little bit of a chip on her shoulder. She knows the game and is kind of a gym rat so she’s only going to get better with time.”

Richmond will lose top returning scorers Janelle Hubbard and Lauren Tolson at season’s end and coach Shafer believes these two individuals will meet that need.

“We are going to need to replace a lot of scoring as this senior class goes out,” Shafer concluded. “I think we met our needs there and answered the questions we will have at both the point guard and shooting guard positions. I’m excited about this class and I can’t wait for them to get started.”

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