Anete Klintsone, a captain of the Latvian under-20 women's national basketball team who averaged 15.8 points for Jefferson Community College in Hillsboro, Mo. last season, has signed a national letter of intent to play at UC Irvine, Anteaters Coach Molly Goodenbour announced Tuesday.
Klintsone, a 5-foot-7 guard, played two seasons at Jefferson, earning first-team All-Region 16 honors as a sophomore. She made 76 three-pointers last season and ranked fourth in the national community college ranks by shooting 46% from three-point range. Her 84% free-throw-shooting proficiency ranked eighth nationally.
Klintson won consecutive bronze medals for the Latvian U-20 national team in 2009 and 2010 and helped the Latvians capture the Division B gold at the U-18 level. She was team captain of the U-16, U-18 and U-20 teams. She averaged 11.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists while on the national team.