BANGOR, Maine - The Husson University women's basketball added some depth to their front and back courts this week, receiving a commitment from Andrea Crosby and Braylee Wildman. Crosby is a 6-3 forward from Mount View High School in Thorndike, Maine, while Wildman, cousin of current Husson Eagle Emma Alley, is a guard from Hampden Academy in Hampden, Maine.
Andrea Crosby is currently averaging 18.8 points, 16.2 rebounds, and 4.9 blocks a game, while shooting 60% from the foul line and 42% from the field for Mount View. The 6-3 forward will help to try fill the void when the Eagles' starting center, Anna MacKenzie, graduates after the 2017-18 season.
"Both Braylee and Andrea have been impact players for their high school teams, Andrea's 6-3 size will give our other post players a challenge to work against on a daily basis which will hopefully lead to stronger post play all around" women's basketball head coach Kissy Walker said. "My first impression when I saw Braylee was that no one would out work her. As student athletes, they fit the mold for our team. They are hardworking, over achievers that love playing basketball."
Braylee Wildman will join the Eagles from Hampden Academy, which is ranked #1 in Class AA North. For her career, Wildman has averaged 8.5 points, 3 assists, and 3.5 rebounds per game.
"Her value goes way beyond stats. Brailee is one of a very select few who reads my scouting reports and watches video that I send out on other teams. Her prep is second to none and helps her perform in each game. Brailee's been a joy to coach as she loves the game and has a voracious appetite to learn and get better" said her current coach Nick Wenchester.
Andrea will study accounting while Braylee will enter occupational therapy. They join Vanessa Duarte, Emily Wheaton, and Sydney Allen in the 2018-19 class.
The Eagles return to the court Wednesday, February 14 when they host UMaine-Farmington with a tip scheduled for 5:30 pm.