The Southern Illinois Women’s Basketball team has inked two players for next season on Wednesday as Maddy Saracco (Bollingbrook, Ill/Example Academy) and Tkiyah “TeTe” Nelson (St. Louis, Mo/Whitfield Academy) signed their National Letter of Intent to be Salukis.

“We were very strategic in who we were looking to add to our family in the early signing period,” Coach Kelly Bond-White said. “While the portal has been very good to us, we wanted young ladies that could see themselves in maroon & white for four years. We also wanted players from this region that knew what being a Saluki was all about. TeTe & Maddy will help solidify a future backcourt with our current freshman Jaidynn Mason.”

Bond-White said she knows what she’s getting in Saracco and Nelson as they’re both excellent students from high-achieving programs.

“Southern Illinois will fall in love with both these young ladies off the court and become even bigger fans when they see them play,” she said.

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