GRAND FORKS, N.D.-- The University of North Dakota shot nearly two times as many three-point attempts last season than the year prior. That number will likely go up again after head coach Travis Brewster announced the signing of twin sisters, Megan and Melissa Dailey, to National Letters of Intent Wednesday. The sisters combined for 200 triple makes between them last year for College of Siskiyous (Weed, Calif.) in the junior college ranks.
"We sat down at the end of the season as a staff and decided we needed three-point shooting since we had two players between them make 3.2 threes a game," Brewster said. "We need to stretch the floor for our post game. These two remind me of Stacy Frese (former Iowa State standout and WNBA player) in their stature and their competitive nature and being relentless to get into the gym."
The Daileys helped power Siskiyous to a 57-4 mark in their two seasons, including a runner-up finish for the CCCAA state championship in their sophomore season. Melissa scored 26.1 points per game to pace the California junior college ranks, connecting on 117-of-275 triples (.425). She also added 7.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game. Megan made nearly 40 percent of her shots from beyond the arc (83-of-208), averaging 13 points, 6.2 assists and 5.4 rebounds per contest.
"Melissa and Megan both can stretch the floor with their shooting. They are different in some aspects in their overall game. Melissa is a deadly shooter with a mid-range game and confidence with a knack to pass. Megan is a sniper and if you leave her open she'll knock it down and she can change the pace of the game when she heats up. The staff went out and recruited hard. By adding these two, this will allow our other players to really grow and focus on their strengths and will allow us to really put a good product on the floor."
The pair join four other signees from the early signing period (Julia Fleecs, Melissa Leet, Akealy Moton and Mikayla Reinke). These six, along with volleyball standount Faith Dooley, will help UND defend its Big Sky Conference regular season championship. North Dakota, who finished 20-11 last season, returns a host of experience players including all-Big Sky players Lexi Klabo (second team) and Fallyn Freije (honorable mention).