Sabrina Keys is a 6'1 power forward from one of the top high school programs
in the state of California, Berkeley High. Berkeley was 59-1 in league play from
1997 up to 2001. Berkeley has lost in the championship finals to Narbonne in
2000 and 2001. In last season's loss, Keys scored 13 points and grabbed 12
rebounds. As a junior, Keys averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds and was named
honorable mention all-american by Street & Smith.
Sabrina Keys announced her verbal commitment to the Boilers on September 17, 2001,
and signed with Purdue during the early signing period of November 2001.
12-9-01...Berkeley ended up 2-1 at the Nancy Santos/St. Mary's Tournament this
weekend after winning their last two games after an upset loss to Modesto Christian
last Thursday. Berkeley shot 57-percent from the field in a 69-45 win over the host
Rams. Devanei Hampton led Berkeley with 20 points and 11 rebounds, and Sabrina Keys
added 13 points.
12-8-01...Berkeley is now 2-2 after a 64-59 loss to Modesto Christian in the Nancy
Santos Invitational. Sabrina scored 15 points in the loss. Modesto boasts two of the
nation's top freshmen, twins actually, in 6'4 post Courtney Paris and 6'1 forward
Ashley Paris. Berkeley's other loss came last week to Lynwood High, featuring
Tennessee recruit Sade Wiley-Gatewood. One thing is for certain, Berkeley's ability
to schedule teams with elite talent should bode well for the development of Keys.
12-3-01...In the first USA Today Super 25 high school basketball rankings of the
season, a couple teams featuring Purdue recruits show up at No. 14 and No. 15.
Sabrina Keys' Berkeley High (CA) ranks at No. 14, while Reicina Russell's Terre Haute
South (IN) team ranks 15th.
11-29-01...Berkeley High has begun their season with Purdue signee Sabrina Keys at
forward. Berkeley moved to 2-0 on the season with a 64-50 win over Oakland. Sabrina
scored 15 of her game-high 27 points in the third quarter.
11-16-01...According to the Oakland Tribune. Berkeley forward Sabrina Keys signed her
LOI for Purdue.
11-15-01...Blue Star has their newest rankings out. Missy Taylor is the highest rated
verballed Purdue recruit on the "seniors only" list, at #61. Others of interest among
the 100 listed...Sabrina Keys #66, Ashley Mays #73, and Sharika Webb #84.
11-9-01...Visiting this past weekend were several prospects, including the two known
official visits from Sultra Harding and Sabrina Keys. Kristy Curry was also seen
escorting two additional recruits at the Iowa football game, one around 6'2 and the
other a shorter guard. The two unknown prospects were not Keys and Harding.
9-25-01...The Berkeley girl's basketball program, the California basketball machine
that created Purdue's latest verbal commitment in Sabrina Keys, has officially been
named an "anomaly" by the NCS athletic league in California. The NCS passed a
competitive anomaly bylaw in 1998 to help take dominant teams away from the
confinements of league play and allow them to schedule more competitive games. It
was also designed to help the remaining teams in the league avoid the biannual
beatings by the dominant team. Berkeley is the first program to be approved for
anomaly status. Berkeley is 59-1 in league play over the past five years.
9-19-01...Sabrina Keys, a 6'1 power forward from Berkeley HS (CA), has verbally
committed to Purdue following a cancelled weekend visit. Keys chose the Boilers over
Michigan, Ohio State and Southern California despite having to cancel a recent
official visit. Blue Star has a pre-summer ranking of #81 for Keys, who averaged
15 points and 10 rebounds for the two-time California Division I tournament
Scouting report by Kristy Curry..."Sabrina is athletic. She is a very good
interior defender and rebounder. She comes from a great high school program at
Berkeley, so she knows how to compete at a high level." (11/19/01, Purdue SID)
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