Utah State head women's basketball coach Jerry Finkbeiner has announced the signings of two players to the Aggies' 2018-19 roster, as Emma Dudley and Steph Gorman signed National Letters of Intent this week.
“Our 2018 recruiting class fits our needs perfectly. Both Steph and Emma represent the type of young ladies we recruit. They are good players, good students, good people and good teammates," Finkbeiner said. "We couldn’t be more excited about what this class brings to our team. These two will be a huge part of our continued success.”
Dudley comes to Utah State from Santa Fe Christian High School in Rancho Santa Fe, California. The 6-foot-1 forward has averaged 16.5 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.9 blocks per game through her first three years of high school. She also plays club basketball for EBO Hoops. Dudley is the daughter of Chris and Chris Dudley. Her father played 16 seasons in the NBA, playing for the Cavaliers, Knicks, Suns and Trail Blazers. She will graduate from Wodong Senior Secondary College next spring.
“Emma is an extremely hard-working player," Finkbeiner said. "She played mostly post in high school but will continue to develop as a forward for us. She has an impressive high school resume, and the drive to get even better at the next level."
Gorman adds to the Australian pipeline at Utah State, joining the Aggies from Wodonga, Victoria, Australia. A 5-foot-10 guard, Gorman most recently played on the U18 Victoria Country team, serving as co-captain and helping the team to the national title. Through the tournament, she averaged 9.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game, while shooting 40.0 percent from the floor and 43.0 percent from the 3-point line. Gorman also plays for the Albury Wodonga Lady Bandits in the South East Australian Basketball League. She is the oldest daughter of Brendan and Rachel Gorman.
“We are very excited to have Steph joining our team. She is a physical and skilled guard that can contribute in all areas of the game. She has tremendous experience at a high level," Finkbeiner said. "When she came on her visit, we knew she would be a perfect fit for the Aggies.”
Megan McCuistion is an Assistant Media Relations Coordinator at Utah State.