Gonzaga girls’s coach Lisa Fortier made her first transfer of the low season Wednesday with the signing of switch guard Brynna Maxwell of Utah.
A 6-foot graduate pupil with two years of eligibility remaining, Maxwell is anticipated to interchange a number of the outdoors capturing means of not too long ago graduated Cierra Walker.
Last season, Maxwell averaged 10.5 factors and shot 38% from lengthy vary to assist the shocking Utes attain the NCAA Tournament for the primary time in 11 years.
“She is a great shooter and has a team mentality,” Fortier mentioned Wednesday. “She is coming to us with three years of college experience and is ready to expand her game. She is a tireless worker with goals we can help her achieve.”
Maxwell, a star at Gig Harbor High School within the Puget Sound space, performed at Utah for 3 years. She is a two-time All-Pac-12 honorable point out and began in 63 video games at Utah and performed a complete of 85.
As a freshman, Maxwell was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman first group and have become the primary freshman for Utah since becoming a member of the Pac-12 to earn All-Pac-12 Conference honors.
She ranks fifth all time in Utah historical past in 3-pointers made in a season with 83 in 2019-20. Maxwell additionally has scored double figures in 52 video games.
Last season, Maxwell averaged 20½ minutes a recreation with 11 begins. She averaged 10.6 factors per recreation and had a season-high 24 in opposition to Lipscomb within the Utes’ opener.
Maxwell had a career-high efficiency in opposition to Oregon State in 2020 with 34 factors. Overall, she averaged 12 factors and 25.6 minutes a recreation for the Utes. She additionally had 66 steals and 93 assists whereas grabbing 269 rebounds in her profession at Utah.
At Gig Harbor, she was the State 3A Player of the Year and Tacoma Tribune All-Area Player of the Year as a senior after main her group to a state championship.
A four-star recruit popping out of highschool, she additionally has the college document for whole factors (1,968), factors in a season (671 in 2019) and factors in a recreation (48 in 2019).