Oregon State landed a top women’s basketball recruit on Friday with the signing of Breanna Brown from Bishop O’Dowd High in Oakland, Calif.
Brown, a 6-foot-4 center, was ranked as the No. 49 recruit nationally by Blue Star Basketball and No. 65 by All Star Girls Report.
Brown is the second top-100 recruit in the Beavers’ 2013 recruiting class and fourth in the last two seasons to choose OSU, joining incoming freshman Sydney Wiese and current players Jamie Weisner and Samantha Siegner.
“I am thrilled to announce the addition of Breanna Brown to the Oregon State women’s basketball family,” OSU coach Scott Rueck said. “Bre is a dynamic center who comes to us from outstanding prep and summer basketball programs where she has won at the highest levels. She is a big-time rebounder and defender, an outstanding athlete and possesses a tireless work ethic.”
This past season, Brown averaged nine points and 9.4 rebounds per game. She was named second-team Cal-Hi Sports All-State Division III, was San Francisco Chronicle All-Metro honorable mention and was selected third-team Contra Costa Times All-East Bay.
She helped Bishop O’Dowd to three Hayward Area Athletic League (HAAL) championships and one West Alameda County Conference title (2013).
During her time in Oakland, the Dragons also claimed three North Coast Section (NCS) Championships and this March won their second consecutive California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) State Championship. In her final high school game, Brown posted a double-double with 10 points and 14 rebounds.
The signing adds to an OSU class that was already rated among the nation’s best, according to the All Star Girls Report.
Wiese, a 6-1 point guard, was named Arizona Big Schools Girls Basketball Player of the Year in early March and is ranked as the 66th best player in the country according to Blue Star Basketball, 56th by the All Star Girls Report and is 80th in the 2013 ESPN HoopGurlz listings.
Gabriella Hanson out of Troy High in Fullerton, Calif., is the 28th ranked wing in the country and Kolbie Orum from Maple Ridge, B.C., has represented Team Canada in international play.