BOISE, Idaho -
Gordy Presnell, Boise State's head women's basketball coach, announced today the signing of Brittney and Brooke Pahukoa
to National Letters of Intent for the 2013-14 season. The Pahukoa sisters who are prep standouts in Washington are the daughters of former NFL player Jeff Pahukoa who played for the Rams and Falcons. They are the first two members of Boise State's 2013-14 recruiting class.
The twins are currently seniors at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Wash., where Brittney is entering her second season as the starting point guard on the varsity squad, while Brooke will be a three-year starter at two-guard. The sisters have helped Lake Stevens to back-to-back Wesco league championships, three-straight district tournament championships and three state tournament appearances, placing fourth in 2011.
"The Pahukoa twins are great players and terrific students, but they are even better people," said Presnell. "There is no question that we want them representing our program."A Look at Brittney Pahukoa
Brittney's basketball honors include being a second-team All-Wesco honoree and team defensive MVP as a junior. She started all 24 games last year averaging eight points, four rebounds, five assists and five steals per game. Other prep honors are: four-year member of the National Honor Society and four-year officer of the LSHS Associated Student Body.
Brittney has also lettered in soccer and track. In track, Brittney was a member of the 4x400 meter relay that broke the 30-year old high school record, also competed in the heptathlon placing fifth in state as a freshman with 3,903 points. As a sophomore she was a first-team All-Wesco honoree in soccer. She focused on basketball as a junior and did not play any other sports.
"Brittany is an intelligent point guard that shoots the three well," said Presnell. "She is an outstanding athlete who has had a very successful high school career. We are looking forward to having her in our program."A Look at Brooke Pahukoa
Brooke's honors include being a three-time all-state honoree, twice second-team and once on the first-team as a junior. She is also a three-time All-Wesco honoree, once on second-team and twice on the first-time. Brooke's other basketball honors as a junior include: district MVP, The Everett Herald Player of the Year and member of The Seattle Times All-Area Team. Brooke has start the last 51 games for Lake Stevens averaging 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, one block and three steals as a junior; and 14 points, four rebounds, two assists, one block and three steals as a sophomore.
Brooke is also a four-time member of the National Honor Society and member of the ASB executive council. She was a soccer and track letterwinner as a freshman and sophomore before focusing on basketball as a junior. During Brooke's sophomore year in track she was a first-team all-league honoree in 300-hurdles, high jump and long jump. At state she placed second in the heptathlon, fourth in 300-hurdles, fifth in high jump, sixth in long jump and eighth in the 4x400 relay. Brooke owns the school record for the 300-meter hurdles.
"Brooke is one of the best high school athletes in the country," commented Presnell. "She has a great pull-up jumper. She has had an exceptional high school career."