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Edison forward Ruth Sherrill signs with Hofstra

On Friday, Edison senior forward Ruth Sherrill was set to sign her letter of intent to play basketball at Hofstra next year. It was, however, the second time she has signed one.

The first letter — the official one — was signed by Sherrill and faxed to Hofstra on Wednesday morning. Friday’s signing, in Edison’s lecture hall before Sherrill’s family and friends during lunch, was more for show.

“It’s so my mom and friends can ridiculously flash the camera every five seconds,” Sherrill said, laughing. “Embarrassing.”

Sherrill, who grew an inch in the offseason, is a 6-foot-1 forward who averaged a double-double last winter, scoring a team-high 15.7 points per game to lead her team to a 20-5 record and a Virginia AAA Northern Region quarterfinal appearance. She also earned National District co-Player of the Year honors last winter.

Sherrill picked Hofstra, where she projects as power forward, in October over East Carolina and William & Mary, among others.

“Academics-wise, they have a really strong business school and that what I plan on majoring in,” she said. “And I really liked the coaching staff and I liked the campus when I visited.”

Sherrill joins a Hofstra recruiting class which includes Osbourn Park’s Alexis Carter, who also signed her letter of intent this week.

James Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, prior to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.



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