Signing Day 2013: Khaléann & Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau
Nov. 13, 2013
KHALÉANN & AUDREY-ANN CARON-GOUDREAU
Nashville -- Vanderbilt head basketball coach Melanie Balcomb announced on Wednesday afternoon the signing of twin sisters Khaléann & Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau to National Letters of Intent to play for the Commodores.
The signing of the nationally-ranked sisters from Canada gives Vanderbilt fans two more reasons to celebrate on a memorable Signing Day that has featured one of the most heralded classes in Commodore history. The twins complete the Commodores' class of 2014, which also includes Paris Kea, Christa Reed and Rachel Bell.
Currently, Vanderbilt's 2014 recruiting class is ranked No. 9 nationally by Blue Star Report and ProspectsNation.com and No. 14 by ESPN HoopGurlz.
The Caron-Goudreau sisters, natives of Gatineau, Quebec, are 6-3 forwards from IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. As would be expected, they compliment each other and feed off the other's abilities while forming a powerful 1-2 punch.
Balcomb is excited to see what the sisters can do when they wear the black-and-gold next season.
"Khaléann and Audrey are two of the most versatile 6-foot-3 players in the country," said Balcomb. "With our up-tempo game, both will be outstanding additions because each of them loves to run the floor and use their athleticism in transition.
"Khaléann and Audrey have excellent face-up games, and they will fit extremely well into our offense. It will be exciting to have them on the floor together in a Vanderbilt uniform."
Combining for 30 points per game last season -- with Audrey-Ann averaging 15.4 and Khaléann adding 14.9 -- they helped IMG Academy roll up an impressive 42-8 record under head coach Shell Dailey.
Prior to joining IMG, the twins were selected as members of Canada's U-17 Women's National Team after helping the SSF Blizzard to the Canadian Juvenile-AAA State Championship.
Next season, the sisters are looking to continue their winning ways at Vanderbilt.
"I am really excited about the class I will be coming in with and the other players I will be playing with at Vanderbilt," said Khaléann. "I can see myself winning a championship with this team."
Audrey-Ann shares in her sister's enthusiasm about being a Commodore.
"I feel I am prepared for college as far as practices and competition because of my last two years at IMG," she said.
Here is a quick look at the twins' resumés:
KHALÉANN'S HONORS: 2012Canadian Women National Team U17, 2012 State Champions - Blizzard SSF - Juvenile AAA, 2012State Final MVP, 2012 Dairy Town Classic All Star Team (Sussex, NB), 2011 Bronze Medal at FIBA Americas Championship, 2011 Canadian Women National Team U16, 2011 Quebec State Team U17 - Bronze Medal at Nationals, 2011 RSEQ - League All Star Team, 2010 Quebec State Team U15 - Silver Medal at Nationals, 2010 Nationals - Semi-final MVP, 2010 RSEQ - League All Star Team, 2009 Outaouais - League and Regional Champions
KHALÉANN'S JUNIOR YEAR STATS (per game): 14.9 points, seven rebounds.
BALCOMB SAYS ABOUT KHALÉANN: "Khaléann is very skilled, has a high-level basketball IQ, and is an excellent rebounder. She can defend with her size and length, and her upside is tremendous. With her work ethic and skill set, the sky is the limit for her at the next level."
STRAIGHT FROM KHALÉANN: (On why she choose Vanderbilt) "The academics at Vanderbilt were a huge advantage over the other schools. I feel I am getting the best of both worlds with academics and athletics." (On being prepared for the SEC) "With the experience at IMG and Coach Shell, I feel I am ready for the next level and prepared for the transition."
SCOUTING REPORT ON KHALÉANN: Ranked No. 56 in the nation by All-Star Girl's Report, and ranked No. 87 by Blue Star Report.
AUDREY-ANN'S HONORS: 2012 Canadian Women National Team U17, 2012 State Champions - Blizzard SSF - Juvenile AAA, 2012 State Semi-final MVP, 2012 Dairy Town Classic MVP (Sussex, NB), 2011 Bronze Medal at FIBA Americas Championship, 2011 Canadian Women National Team U16, 2011 Quebec State Team U17 - Bronze Medal at Nationals, 2011 RSEQ - League MVP, 2011 Nicolas-Gatineau HS - Cadette AAA MVP, 2011 Nicolas-Gatineau HS - Basketball Program MVP, 2010 Quebec State Team U15 - Silver Medal at Nationals, 2010 Nationals - All Star Team, 2010 RSEQ - League All Star Team, 2010 Nicolas-Gatineau HS - Cadette AAA MVP, 2010 Nicolas-Gatineau HS - Basketball Program MVP, 2009 Outaouais - League and Regional Champions
AUDREY-ANN'S JUNIOR YEAR STATS (per game): 15.4 points, eight rebounds.
BALCOMB SAYS ABOUT AUDREY-ANN: "Audrey has a mental toughness you can't teach, and she is one of the fiercest competitors you will see. She can score in a number of ways, is outstanding on the boards, and plays with a great deal of confidence. She loves the physical part of the game and competes at an extremely high level on both ends of the floor.."
STRAIGHT FROM AUDREY-ANN: (On why she choose Vanderbilt) "The environment at Vanderbilt. I love the team and I like the chemistry they have with one another on the court. The academics were also a big part of my decision and what a Vanderbilt degree can do for me after basketball."
(On playing in the SEC) "I am really excited about the future but nervous at the same time, which I think is normal. I am really lucky to have a chance to play in the SEC because I will face great competition each night."
SCOUTING REPORT ON AUDREY-ANN: Ranked No. 51 in the nation by Prospectsnation.com and No. 82 by All-Star Girls.
Photo Credit: IMG Academy
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