Russell to Participate in Final Four Combine This Weekend

April 3, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - Jamie Russell will compete in the 2013 Final Four Combine in New Orleans, as announced by Overseas Basketball Combines. All participants are seniors, who are eligible for the WNBA draft at the end of the 2012-13 season.

Thirty will attend the Third-Annual Women's Final Four Combine in New Orleans, April 4-6, to showcase their talents. During the combine, finalists will participate in three scouted games, individual filmed workouts and evaluations of skills.

Russell, a Valley Scholar-Athlete selection, started every game for the Redbirds this season and was the team's leading scorer with 14.1 points per game. Through 35 games, she has tallied double-digit performances in 25 games, including nine-straight games with a double-digit scoring effort. Besides leading ISU in points per game, the Rock Falls, Ill., native also led the Redbirds in steals (92), free throw percentage (.837) and ranked second on the team in assists (99).

Russell was named the MVC Player of the Week on Nov. 12, after netting 20 points against Morehead State (Nov. 9) and 30 points at Iowa (Nov. 11), tying a career-high. At Iowa, the senior just missed a triple double with 30 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high eight steals.

At the conclusion of the 2012 Final Four Combine, three players signed WNBA contracts and 21 are currently playing overseas.

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