Former Utah Ute and Gig Harbor, Washington, native Brynna Maxwell is set to join the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team in the fall as a graduate student. The 6-foot guard will have two years of eligibility remaining.
“Brynna is going to be a great addition to our team,” said GU head coach Lisa Fortier in a news release. “She is coming to us with three years of college experience and is ready to expand her game. We can't wait to get to work.”
Maxwell averaged 10.5 points in 20.5 minutes per game last season as a key contributor off the bench. She led the Utes with 68 3-pointers and finished in the top three on the team in scoring, shots made (107) and 3-point field goal percentage (38%). Despite not starting a game against a Pac-12 foe, Maxwell’s 9.7 points per game in those 15 outings trailed only Gianna Kneepkens for most on the squad.
As a freshman, Maxwell started all 31 games and was chosen to the All-Pac-12 freshman first team, the first Ute to accomplish the feat since the program joined the conference. She knocked down 83 3-pointers that season, the fifth-most in school history.
As a four-star recruit in high school, Maxwell was named the Washington 3A State Player of the Year after setting numerous school and state benchmarks. Her 27.7 points per game in state tournaments is a record, while she also holds the Gig Harbor high school scoring title for a career at 1,968. As a senior, Maxwell averaged 26.8 points, 9.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.6 steals per game.
“[Maxwell] is a great shooter, and has a team mentality,” Fortier said. “She is a tireless worker with goals we can help her achieve.”