EL PASO, Texas – UTEP women’s basketball continued to bolster the backcourt for next season with the signing of Seward County Community College transfer Zhane Thompson, head coach Kevin Baker announced on Wednesday. Thompson will have three years of eligibility left for the Miners.
This past season with the Saints, Thompson ranked second on the team by averaging 13.1 points per game while helping lead Seward County to the Region VI Semifinals.
A profile on Thompson and a quote from Baker follows below.
Seward County Community College
Burnsville, Minn. (Burnsville HS)
Played two seasons at Seward County Community College in Kansas … team went 40-15 overall during her two seasons … started 28 of the 29 games that she played in last season … ranked second on the team with 13.1 points per game … added 2.8 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals per game … helped guide Seward County to the Region VI Semifinals … appeared in 22 games with nine starts during the 2020-21 campaign … averaged 9.9 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game … shot 90.5 percent from the free throw line … played in 131 games as a prep at Burnsville High School in Minnesota, averaging 10.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.7 steals per game … capped off her high school career by averaging 14.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a senior.
“Zhane is a very talented combo guard that we targeted as early as last year. We followed her progress and watched her flourish into a guard that can do a little bit of everything. She can play point guard if needed and she can play shooting guard as well. She can score the ball in a variety of ways. She has very good court vision and she distributes the ball well. She can defend and will fit very nicely into our full-court press. We are very excited to bring Zhane to UTEP. She is a quality guard and she will make an immediate impact on our team.” – Coach Baker