Penzo, also a 5-9, guard, already has international play on her resume, after twice representing Puerto Rico at the FIBA Americas U16 Championships.
Coale calls Penzo “one of the most focused and determined 16-year-olds I have ever met … She plays the game with a joyful abandon that’s contagious.”
Pierre-Louis is a 6-4 post ranked No. 11 in the nation at her position and No. 83 overall. As a high school junior, she averaged 22.1 points, 14 rebounds and 6.7 blocked shots.
“Vivi has such a high ceiling,” Coale said.”
Williams, meanwhile, led Northeast, along with Carter, her former Viking and future Sooner teammate, to a perfect record and a Class 4A state championship last season.
The present-day Sooners are managing fairly well. They’ll enter tonight’s game ranked No. 11, facing the No. 25 Bulldogs, with the winner earning a shot at the winner of No. 5 Louisville and No. 14 LSU.
If OU gets there, the Preseason WNIT championship game will commence at 3 p.m. Sunday, back inside Lloyd Noble Center.
There’s a lot to take in, and still more on the way.
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