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November 15, 2012

ORU women's basketball adds 4 early signees

TULSA — Oral Roberts University Head Coach Misti Cussen is proud to announce four additions to the Golden Eagle roster that signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. Dorottya Balla, Vanessa Matlock, Teana Ogden and Alexus Wilson will join the ORU program in 2013-14.

“Our coaching staff and players want to welcome these four young women into our ORU basketball family,” said Cussen. We love the talents that they will bring us on the court, but more than that we love who they are off the court.”

“This class with help us increase our overall speed and athleticism, and they will be a big part of our identity as we graduate a strong senior class in 2013,” Cussen added.

Balla is a 6-2 shooting guard out of Pecs, Hungary. She led her prep team, PTE Babits Mihaly, to 3rd place at the 2012 Hungarian Championship, and she also played for the Hungarian National Team at the 2012 FIBA U18 European Championship. She is the daughter of Attila and Krisztina Balla and the sister of ORU sophomore forward Bernadett Balla.

Matlock is a native of Fayetteville, Ark. The 6-1 forward led Fayetteville High School to a State Championship in 2011, when she was named her team’s Newcomer of the Year. She also participates in track & field at Fayetteville, and she is the daughter of Robin Matlock.

Ogden is a 5-4 point guard from Denton, Texas. The daughter of James and Lisa Parks, Ogden was named the Texas District 5-4A MVP in 2011 and 2012, and she has led Billy Ryan High School to three straight District Championships and a Regional title.

Wilson, out of nearby Muskogee, led Muskogee High School to the OSSAA 6A State Tournament in 2012. The 5-8 guard is the daughter of RuDel and Sheri Wilson.

“It is going to be a joy to coach this class,” added Cussen. “I am very excited to see how they mesh with our returning squad next season.”

 

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