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Houston Cougars Women's Hoops Inks Ash'a Thompson to NLI

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POSTED: March 30, 2021 -- 1:24 p.m. CT

The Houston Cougars women's basketball program added transfer Ash'a Thompson to the roster when Thompson signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) Monday morning.

"We are excited to have her," said Houston Head Coach Ronald Hughey. "She comes from a strong winning culture are Desoto High School. We have Bria Patterson and signed Kendall Brown this past fall. They all have come in ready to work and bring that winning mentality to our program. She's an athletic three-level scorer that fits in with what we do on offense and defense."

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Thompson is a 5'10" / 5'11" freshman guard who joins Houston's roster after spending a year at Old Dominion where she appeared in 18 games for the Monarch's. The Desoto High School standout and former teammate of Houston sophomore guard Bria Patterson and incoming freshman Kendall Brown played a career-high 18 minutes against Marshall. Thompson scored a career-high seven points against Charlotte in 14 minutes of play. In ODU's season-opener, Thompson snagged a career-high seven rebounds.

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