Washington St. Lands Commitment from Chanelle Molina
Bobbie Awa’s Konawaena Wildcats will soon be sending another graduate off to Pullman, Wash. This time, it’s Chanelle Molina, a soon-to-be senior at Konawaena High School, who will make the jump to Washington State University to play Division I women’s college basketball.
Molina’s commitment was announced Thursday in a release by Awa on behalf of the Kona Stingrays basketball organization.
Awa announced that Chanelle Molina, the oldest of three sisters on the Konawaena squad, chose the Cougars, coached by June Daugherty, over Oregon State, Arizona State, and Oregon. Those four schools were just a small handful of the over two-dozen Division I institutions that extended offers to last year’s Gatorade Hawai’i Player of the Year.
Washington State reportedly extended offers to both of Chanelle’s sisters, junior Celena Jane and sophomore Cherilyn. The University of Hawai’i, led by Laura Beeman, reportedly also did the same.
Dawnyelle Awa, 2012 Konawaena graduate, is entering her senior season at Washington State. She started in every game played last season. Awa’s classmate, Lia Galdeira, announced earlier this month that she is leaving school a year early to pursue a professional career in Europe, with plans to return to the mainland to play in the WNBA.
Washington State cannot comment on Molina’s commitment since the early signing period opens on Nov. 11.