Mittie Announces the Signing of Eternati Willock
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced the signing of international standout Eternati Willock to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) on Wednesday.
Willock, from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, will join previously announced fall signees: guard Mercedes Brooks (Wichita Falls, Texas) and center Peyton Williams (Topeka, Kansas). All will be freshmen in the 2016-17 season.
“Eternati is an explosive athlete that can attack the rim with her face up game and knock down the mid-range jumper,” said Mittie about his newest addition. “Her best skill may be her vision and her passing ability. She impacts both ends of the floor with her rebounding and her overall athleticism. She played for a great organization in Toronto, 'A' Game Basketball, and has competed against the top players in the world. Eternati is a great addition to our recruiting class and our program.”
Willock, a 6’2” forward, joins the Wildcats as the number 33 ranked prospect and the number eight forward in the nation by ESPN Hoopgurlz. She was also ranked the number 33 overall prospect by Girlsbasketballreport.com.
She was ranked as the number six international prospect in 2015 by Prospects Nation and a four and a half star prospect by Peach State Basketball. She was ranked second in the 2015 and 2016 CROWN Scout Girls Report. She will become the first player in K-State women’s basketball history from Canada.
Willock has represented Canada on three occasions in international play. She played in the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship for Women in the Czech Republic, where she averaged 4.0 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals in five games of action.
In 2013, she helped Canada to a silver medal finish at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women in Cancun, Mexico. Willock averaged 9.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in five games. She ranked ninth in the tournament for rebounds per game. Against Mexico, she tallied 14 points and seven rebounds. In 2011, she aided Canada to a third-place finish at the FIBA Americas U16 Championship for Women in Merida, Mexico.
Willock attended St. John Paul II Catholic School and averaged close to 20 points, 12 rebounds, six assists, three blocks and two steals during the 2014 season. She also played four seasons with the Toronto-based summer squad ‘A’ Game Basketball Association.
K-State owns a 2-0 record for the fifth time in the last six seasons. The Wildcats host South Dakota on Thursday at 7 p.m. For ticket information, visit www.kstatesports.com or call 800-221-CATS.
Kansas State 2016-17 Signees
Name, Height, Position, Hometown, School
Mercedes Brooks, 6’0”, Guard, Wichita Falls, Texas, Rider HS
Peyton Williams, 6’3”, Center, Topeka, Kansas, Cair Paravel Latin School
Eternati Willock, 6’2”. Forward, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, St. John Paul II Catholic School