Jones, McClain ink with WKU women

Brad Stephens

Two members of Head Coach Mary Taylor Cowles 2012

recruiting class have officially signed.

Jeffersonville (Ind.) forward Jalynn McClain and

Green County guard Micah Jones both submitted their letters of

intent to Cowles on Wednesday.

Both players have dealt or are dealing with rehab

from anterior cruciate ligament tears.

McClain suffered a torn ACL in June, one season after

averaging 15.6 points and six rebounds per game in helping

Jeffersonville win the Indiana 4A state championship.

Meanwhile Jones sat out her junior year with an ACL

tear, coming off a sophomore season in which she led Green County

with 15.2 points per game.

Cowles said her staff “never batted an eye” on

rethinking Jones’ recruitment after the injury.

“(The staff) never doubted if we wanted Micah or

not,” Cowles said. “The offer had been extended and it didn’t

change our mind at all. 

“I didn’t want her to worry about the recruiting

process so that she could focus on getting her knee, her body and

getting herself mentally and physically ready to go.”