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The two West Linn stars get ready for the next step in their basketball careers

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior Aaronette Vonleh signed a national letter of intent last week to continue her basketball career and education at the University of Arizona.Two of West Linn's best are ready to move on to the next level.

Aaronette Vonleh and Audrey Roden — both seniors on the Lions' girls basketball team this year — signed national letters of intent last week, with Vonleh headed to the University of Arizona and Roden on her way to the University of Nevada, Reno.

SUBMITTED PHOTO - West Linn seniors Audrey Roden (left) and Aaronette Vonleh both signed on to play Division I basketball next year, Roden at Nevada and Vonleh at Arizona.Vonleh, a 6-foot-3-inch post, averaged 17.1 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game as a junior. She was named to the Three Rivers League and Class 6A all-state first teams while leading the Lions to a TRL title. She was also named the TRL Player of the Year.

Vonleh is the No. 38 prospect and No. 4 post in the 2021 class, according to ESPN, shooting 64 percent from the field and 49 percent from the free-throw line. She has also participated in USA Basketball team trials.

"(She's a) physical power-post with interior footwork; (she) scores through defenders in the paint," wrote ESPN's Dan Olson. "Deceptively agile in transition game; an imposing defensive menace in the block; rebounder and defender with emerging interior game."

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - West Linn senior Audrey Roden will continue her basketball career next year at the University of Nevada.Roden, meanwhile, is a 5-9 guard who helped her team win a league title and earned first team all-TRL honors in the process. She had previously been named second team all-league in 2019.

"I think this is a win-win situation as Nevada is lucky to be getting such a talented basketball player in Audrey and Audrey is lucky to be going to such a great school in the University of Nevada," said West Linn coach Brooke Cates. "Audrey is one of the hardest working players I have ever coached. She has an undeniable talent, incredible work ethic, can score from anywhere and is a true competitor."

Roden has increased her scoring output each year of her high school career, averaging 3.1 points per game as a freshman, 13.3 in her sophomore year and 17.2 last season. She also increased her shooting percentage to 40 percent as a junior and averaged nearly four steals per game. Roden played AAU for NTNW EYBL and Cal Stars EYBL.

"Audrey is a skilled, athletic and remarkably versatile guard. She has a high motor and basketball IQ and greatly impacts the game on both sides of the ball," Wolf Pack coach Amanda Levens said in a news release. "With her tenacity on defense and determined scorer's mentality, we think that Audrey is a perfect fit for our program. Audrey is extremely driven, relentless and tough and we are excited to have her join our Pack."

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