WWU signs O'Dea High School standout Dana Abe
May 21, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Dana Abe, an all-league forward at O'Dea High School in Seattle, has signed a national letter of intent to play men's basketball at Western Washington University beginning this fall. Making that announcement was Viking head coach Brad Jackson.
Abe earned first-team all-Metro League recognition as a senior, helping the Irish to a 20-8 record, the league championship and sixth place at the Class 3A state tournament. A team co-captain and inspirational award winner, he averaged 18.0 points, scoring 33 against Ingraham.
As a junior, Abe played on an O'Dea squad that won the league title and placed fourth at state.
WWU graduated three seniors, two of them starters, from a team that won the NCAA Division II championship, the first national title in the 110-year history of the program, and finished with a 31-5 record, the win total being a school record.
DANA ABE (pronounced AH-bay), Forward, 6-4, 200, 18, 4/2/94, Freshman, Seattle, WA
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-Metro League pick as senior at O'Dea High School ... Helped Irish to 20-8 record, league title and sixth place at Class 3A state tournament .... Averaged 18.0 points and 8.0 rebounds ... Scored 33 points against Ingraham ... Team co-captain and inspirational award winner ... As junior, played on team that won league title and placed fourth at state ... Started and lettered two years.
PERSONAL: Plans to major in communications.
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