Matthew Mitchell’s depleted women’s basketball roster has finally been filled for the 2016-17 season. Today he announced the addition of Paige Poffenberger from Morgantown, W.Va., and LaShae Halsel from Bowling Green, Ky. The two walk-ons put 12 players on the UK Hoops roster with 11 eligible to play this fall.
Mitchell said in a press release: “Every year we look to improve our team by adding quality young women that are already on campus and this year we were able to do that with the additions of Paige and LaShae,” Mitchell said. “They’ve been working out with the team for a few weeks and our staff has been impressed with how they have approached every day and been coachable.”
A product of Warren Central High School, Halsel is two years removed from her senior season where she averaged 9.1 points and 11 rebounds per game. Poffenberger is a freshman who had an illustrious career in the state of West Virginia, helping lead her school to three straight Class AAA championships.
Mitchell also announced Bellarmine transfer and former walk-on Jessica Hardin has been awarded a scholarship.