The four-time defending Big West Conference champion UC Davis women’s basketball team reloaded its roster during the NCAA’s November early signing window, as Head Coach Jennifer Gross announced the addition of three standout high school student-athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent to continue their academic and athletic careers with the Aggies.
In alphabetical order, Sydney Burns, a 5-foot-9 guard out of Wilsonville High School in Oregon, is joined by a pair of Californians in Marley Langi, a six-foot wing from Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, and Megan Norris, a 6-foot-3 post from Sacred Heart Prep in Atherton. All three will begin their UC Davis careers beginning with the 2021-22 season.
“We are so excited about the addition of these student-athletes to our Aggie family,” said Gross, the winner of the last four Big West Coach of the Year awards. “We identified all three of them early in the recruiting process as players we knew would be a tremendous fit for our program.
Burns was named the Northwest Oregon Conference Player of the Year and first-team all-conference selection as a junior. She averaged 13.6 points, 6.2 assists, 4.8 rebounds and 3.7 steals per game as a junior, helping her team to a 24-3 overall record and a share of the NWOC title.
“Sydney is a perfect fit for our program at the point guard position. She has great court vision, excellent ball handling skills and an advanced understanding of the game. I love the energy she brings to the court,” said Gross.
Langi is ranked a four-star recruit by ProspectsNation.com and helped the Monarchs to a 26-3 overall record and a berth in the CIF Open Division State Championship game against La Jolla Country Day as a junior before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
“Marley is a versatile player who can really do it all. She is a consistent threat from three-point range and also uses her superior ball skills to attack the basket off the dribble. She has great size and strength and can score inside with an array of moves,” Gross said.
Norris is a three-year letter winner for the Gators in both basketball and water polo and helped the Gators to a section title as a freshman, a finals appearance as a sophomore, and a quarterfinals appearance as a junior.
“Megan is a skilled post player with a great work ethic. She can score inside with either hand and is very comfortable from behind the three-point line, which will make her a difficult matchup for our opponents,” said Gross.