(Photo: Hopewell's Shatori Walker-Kimbrough made Maryland coach Brenda Frese's day when she chose to play with the Terps. John Heller/Post-Gazette.)
"Brenda Frese has had a lot of happy moments as coach of the Maryland women's basketball team, like guiding the Terps to a national championship and winning coach of the year honors.
Frese had another one Saturday night, and it was because of a phone call she received from a 17-year-old from Beaver County.
"She just started screaming at the top of her lungs she was so excited," Shatori Walker-Kimbrough said of Frese. "I couldn't even understand what she said."
Frese understood exactly what Walker-Kimbrough said.
Walker-Kimbrough, a 5-foot-11 senior guard/forward at Hopewell High School, verbally committed to Maryland that night. One of the top players in the state, Walker-Kimbrough is coming off a monstrous junior season in which she helped Hopewell win the WPIAL Class AAA championship, while also earning first-team all-state recognition for the second year in a row and being named the Post-Gazette's player of the year."