A few have asked, so here’s a look at Washington coach Tia Jackson’s verbal commitments from ESPN’s HoopGurlz site. Jackson has six scholarships to offer for the Class of 2010, but has three so far in Snohomish F Marjie Heard, G Ashley Moore of Vallejo, Calif., and Auburn Riverside PG Mercedes Wetmore.
“I honestly feel like it was always one of my top choices,” Wetmore told ESPN. She also mentioned looking forward to playing with UW starters Kristi Kingma and Regina Rogers, who are also from the Seattle area. “I feel like Tia is building up a program and I want to be part of it.”
The Huskies open their exhibition season tonight against Seattle Pacific, which is ranked No. 16 in the USA Today/ESPN Division II coaches’ poll. Tip-off is at 7 p.m. at Edmundson Pavilion.
Although minutes from each other, SPU and UW haven’t played each other since 2007 in an exhibition matchup and 1979 in a regular-season game.