Stephanie Leon Signs National Letter of Intent to Join Blue Hens
NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware women’s basketball team will get even taller next season, as head coach Tina Martin announced on Friday that Stephanie Leon, a 6-4 post player from Northport High School, signed her National Letter of Intent to play for the Blue Hens.
“We are thrilled to have Stephanie join our program,” said Martin of her newest Blue Hen. “We have followed her for two seasons. She runs the floor and has great hands. Stephanie has a physical presence in the post that will be of immediate value.”
Leon, who is rated the No. 31 best post player in the nation, according to HoopGurlz.com, will bring all-star talent to the Blue Hens frontcourt. Leon (above) selected Delaware over several other high-caliber schools, including Colonial Athletic Association rival James Madison, as well as Richmond, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Marist.
After leading her team to a 17-3 overall record and averaging 14 points and 11 rebounds a game, Leon was named first-team League II. She was instrumental in leading her squad to the third round of the New York State Tournament, and was named All-Suffolk Country for her efforts.
Outside of high school ball, Leon has also been a member of the notable AAU teams Exodus Elite and Basketball Results. An honor student, Leon carries a 3.96 grade point average.
Delaware, which is ranked No. 15 in the most recent CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Poll, returns home to the Bob Carpenter Center Tuesday night to take on the Red Flash of Saint Francis (Pa.) University. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
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