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Northern Michigan University women’s basketball team inks point guard, forward from Wisconsin

Northern Michigan University women's basketball head coach Troy Mattson signals a play to the Wildcats in the first quarter against Lake Superior State University at the Berry Events Center in Marquette on Jan. 18. (Photo courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

MARQUETTE — A point guard and a forward from Wisconsin were recently announced as signing national letters of intent by Northern Michigan University women’s basketball coach Troy Mattson.

CJ Romero is a point guard from Brookfield and Alyssa Nimz is a forward from Pewaukee.

“Both CJ and Alyssa will be great additions to the NMU women’s basketball program,” Mattson said. “They are not only extremely talented in basketball, but off the court they are outstanding students and even better people.”

Romero, a 5-foot-4 guard, was a Greater Metro First Team all-conference honoree and averaged 5.4 assists per game and led in assists out of all Division I girls basketball players in Wisconsin. The senior at Brookfield Central High School also averaged 9.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.4 steals a game and was named to the Freeman all-area team.

Nimz is a 6-1 forward from Catholic Memorial High School who was also named to the Freeman all-area team. She was named Classic 8 First Team all-conference and to the Wisconsin Journal-Sentinel All-Area Team. Statistically, she averaged 18.6 points, 11.9 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.1 blocks per game.

Northern Michigan University head coach Troy Mattson yells instructions during the Wildcats' women's basketball game against Wayne State at the Berry Events Center in Marquette on Jan. 4. (Photo courtesy Daryl T. Jarvinen)

Information compiled by Journal Sports Editor Steve Brownlee. His email address is sbrownlee@miningjournal.net.

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