Marquette Inks Rouse and Yentz
Nov. 21, 2012
MILWAUKEE - Marquette University's head women's basketball coach Terri Mitchell has announced the signing of guards JeTaun Rouse (Tinley Park, Ill./Marist HS) and McKayla Yentz (Sun Prairie, Wis./Sun Prairie) to National Letters of Intent. Rouse and Yentz will join the Golden Eagles in the summer of 2013 and have four years of eligibility.
"We are excited to add JeTaun and McKayla to our team," Mitchell said. "They are women of high character who come from great families. We know their impact will not only be on the basketball court, but in all they do at Marquette."
Rouse, a highly decorated athlete with numerous awards and rankings, is listed as a No. 50 overall prospect by HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings and No. 13 at her position. The 5-9 guard was a Chicago Tribune third team All-State selection as a junior averaging 13 points and three assists. She was named Catholic Conference MVP and helped Marist to a 32-2 record.
"JeTaun is an explosive combo guard that is gritty on both ends of the court," Mitchell said. "Our team focus is effort and toughness and she embodies that as a player. Her quickness and scoring ability in transition will fit well with our system."
"I chose Marquette because of the exceptional education I know I will receive, as well as the feeling of belonging I felt during my first visit," Rouse said.
Yentz, a 6-1 shooting guard, has earned multiple All-Big 8 Conference honors and was named first team all-area as a junior. She is featured by the Wisconsin Sports Network girl's basketball magazine as one of the top seniors in Wisconsin.
"McKayla is a great addition to our team," said Mitchell. "She adds depth to our guard position and is a versatile player with the ability to shoot the three and post up. She has an incredible work ethic which blends well with the high standards of our team."
"Marquette is the perfect fit for me because it provides excellent programs academically as well as athletically that will prepare me for my plans after school," Yentz said. "I love that Marquette is close to my home and it was obvious to me how much the coaches care about their players on and off the court."
Yentz is coached by John Olsen at Sun Prairie and is approaching the school's record of 1,020 points in her senior season.
"McKayla sets high goals for herself and works hard to achieve them," Olsen stated. "She provides an excellent example for everyone around her to follow. These qualities are evident both on and off the basketball court which makes her a very special young lady. Marquette University is very fortunate to have her on their team."