FLORENCE – University of North Alabama women’s basketball head coach Missy Tiber has announced the addition of two players to the 2020-21 signing class. Jade Moore and Eyglo Óskarsdóttir have each signed a National Letter of Intent, giving the Lions six newcomers after the addition of four players during the early signing period.
Moore prepped at Whitfield School in Saint Louis, Mo., where she shot over 40 percent from three-point range during her career. She also holds the school’s single-game record with 10 three-pointers. She is a four-time all-conference selection and added all-district honors during her junior and senior seasons. Her final season, Moore averaged 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals per game. She shot 45 percent from three-point range and 75 percent from the free throw line.
“Jade comes from a very successful high school program, and she has great passion for the game,” said Tiber. “She loves to win and celebrate her teammates. We love Jade’s overall skill set and her basketball IQ. She’s an excellent passer and a tremendous three-point shooter. She checked off all of the boxes and learning of her high character made her a natural fit for our program.”
Óskarsdóttir will also be a true freshman after playing on several international teams, including her home country of Iceland at the 2018 FIBA U18 Women’s European Championships. She was also a bronze medalist in the 2017 Nordic Championships and won the Best Young Player Award in the Icelandic Basketball Association following the 2017-18 campaign. Last season, she averaged 10.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game while shooting 56 percent from the floor for the Fjölnir club team.
“Eyglo is a tremendous pick up for us,” Tiber added. “It’s not every day you find a player of her size with her skill set. Besides the defensive presence, she can provide her offensive abilities stretch to the perimeter. She has played at some of the highest international levels and has experience most high school players do not. I’m excited to watch her development as she is eager to learn and get better.”
The two additions will join early signees Sakyia White, Olivia Knight, Macey Lee and Alexis Callins, who signed in November.