If you aren't familiar with the name Holly Winterburn, make sure you are now. The 2019, 5-foot-11 wing from Great Britain is one of the top guards in Europe who just announced her commitment to the Oregon Ducks and head coach Kelly Graves.
Winterburn has been a long-time member of her national team, competing in multiple U16 and U18 championships. This past summer, during the FIBA U18 Division B European Championships, Winterburn led Great Britain in scoring and rebounds averaging 14.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
She is currently a member of the Leicester Riders which competes in the the WBBL based out of Leicester, England. Just recently she dropped 25 points — 13 in the fourth quarter — to lead the Riders to their first win of the season.
She is a highly skilled guard with an aggressive scoring mentality. At 5-foot-11 she has the size and strength to compete and be effective in the Pac-12. She is highly active on both ends of the floor and is always generating opportunities for herself and teammates with the way she competes. She is a versatile scorer and can flat out fill it up beyond the arc. She has the confidence and swagger to go off with several made threes in a game. Lets just say… it can get ugly quick for opponents when she's feeling it.
She handles the ball well, she makes sound decisions, and has an overall solid basketball IQ, not to mention, her size, strength and mentality have made her one of the top rebounding guards in Europe.
Winterburn joins top Australian guard Jaz Shelley in a pair of international 2019 commits. The two are set to sign next week when the official signing date opens up on November 14. The addition of Winterburn and Shelley will replace two seniors to graduation in Maite Cazorla and Oti Gildon for the 2019-20 season.