LAS CRUCES, N.M. – New Mexico State women’s basketball coach Mark Trakh announced that Tyler Ellis has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Aggies for the 2013-14 season.
Ellis, a 6-2 forward from Antelope, Calif., helped the Antelope High School Titans to a 19-9 overall season record as a senior and averaged 18.8 points per game. She worked for 17.4 rebounds, 2.5 blocks and 2.3 steals per game during the 2012-13 season.
“Tyler has a great low post presence, which fills a great need for us,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “She is a great rebounder and that will help us underneath the basket.”
Ellis was named All-City in Sacramento, Calif., in 2012 and 2013 and received All-Capital League accolades.
She helped the Titans to a six-game win streak over the course of the schedule and finished the year with three consecutive wins.
She joins a group of five other newcomers to the 2013-14 group of Aggies, including Tamera Williams (Las Vegas, Nev.), Brianna Freeman (Killeen, Texas), Vanessa Garner (Milpitas, Calif.), Moriah Mack (San Antonio, Texas), and Brandee Walton (Surprize, Az.)
The Aggies finished the 2012-13 season with a 15-16 overall record and 7-11 Western Athletic Conference play. The Aggies ended the year with an appearance in the quarterfinals of the WAC Tournament.