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Irish sign 3 women's basketball players

The Notre Dame women's basketball team signed three player for the Class of 2011 on Thursday.

Madison Cable, a 5-11 guard from Mount Lebanon (Pa.) High School, Whitney Holloway, a 5-4 guard from Montini Catholic High School in Plainfield, Ill., and Markisha Wright, a 6-2 forward from Des Moines East (Iowa) High School are ranked in the top 60 in the country by various national recruiting services.

The class is currently a consensus top-20 haul for Notre Dame, which has had a top-25 recruiting class for the last 14 years.

"We really like what these three players bring to the table," Irish coach Muffet McGraw said in a statement. "We looked at this class as far as gearing up for the future since we really only lose (senior forward) Becca Bruszewski off this year's team. So the focus with this group was identifying those players who can take over when our juniors graduate in a couple of years. We expect that this class will be able to step in and contribute from the outset, and we look for them to have a major impact on our future success. All three are exceptional young women, both on and off the court, and we are very excited to have them joining our program and our University next year."

Cable has averaged 10.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 3.0 assists for her career; Holloway has averaged 11 points, 4.8 assists and 3.6 and Wright has averaged 11.2 points and 6.3 rebounds.

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