Anete Kirsteine

5-11, Guard

Sophomore

Riga, Latvia (Seward Community College)

Standout guard who has played the past two seasons at Seward Community College … earned All-Jayhawk West second-team honors and WBCA All-America honorable-mention accolades after averaging 11.3 points and 4.4 rebounds as a freshman in 2011-12 … nailed 65 three pointers, the eighth-highest single-season sum at the school … hit 46 percent from beyond-the-arc, the second-best connection rate ever at Seward … tallied 20 double-digit scoring contests, including a season-high 20 points against rival Garden City … enjoyed a great start to the year as a sophomore, pacing the team in both scoring (15.6) and rebounding (7.6) through five games before sustaining a season-ending injury … in high school in Latvia she averaged 24.9 ppg and 5.3 rpg and was twice named the Latvian Youth League MVP.

 

Adams on Kirsteine: We’re thrilled to add another Latvian to our team. This has been great for our program.
Anete is a pure shooter. She can knock down the three-point shot, free throws and has great basketball IQ. She will be coming in with three years eligibility, which we think is a bonus.

 

Anzhelika Moiseychenko

6-0, Forward

Freshman

Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia

Competed with Enisey in Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia … averaged a double-double as a senior … poured in 20.6 points per game to go along with 12.6 rebounds per contest.

 

Adams on Moiseychenko: Anzhelika is power forward who can score both inside and outside. She’s a good shooter and a very strong player. We will look for her to give us an inside presence, and she also will be able to step out on the perimeter to shoot the ball.

 

Johnishia Welles

6-0, Forward

Junior

Phoenix, Ariz. (Cochise Community College/Barry Goldwater)

Talented forward who has played the past two seasons at Cochise Community College … All Arizona Community College Athletic conference second-team honoree and second-team All-Region recipient in 2012-13 … paced the squad in rebounds per game (7.6) and points per game (14.8) as a sophomore in 2012-13 … efforts helped CCC finish 26-6 overall … consistent scorer, reaching double figures in 26 of 31 games played … grabbed eight or more rebounds 19 times, including seven contests of at least 10 … was an even better rebounder as a freshman, with a team-leading 9.7 rpg … placed second on the squad in scoring (12.3 ppg) … team finished 18-13 … previously starred at Barry Goldwater HS, breaking 18 school records during her career … was the 2010-11 Region Player of the Year and a two-time first-team All-Region honoree.

 

Adams on Welles: She is an athletic forward who can rebound, run the floor and score around the basket. She’s a hard worker with a competitive attitude! She will play the forward position for us.

Mark Brunner
Associate Director UTEP Media Relations