Print Buss to play basketball with Chandler-Gilbert Coyotes
Written by Staci Gasser   
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 00:00

A third player from the Cowboys girls basketball team’s dynamic senior trio will soon continue playing at the collegiate level.

Donnie Buss, the third player of the Camp Verde High School Cowboys basketball senior trio who is taking her basketball skills to the collegiate level, has signed to be the newest member of the girls basketball team at Chandler-Gilbert Junior College.Donnie Buss, a three-sport Camp Verde High School varsity letterman, signed a letter of intent to play for the Chandler-Gilbert Community College Coyotes this upcoming season.

Buss leaps above Window Rock High School defenders during the 2013 Division III Arizona Girls State Basketball Playoffs in February at the Northern Arizona University Sky Dome.Buss received a partial scholarship with the junior college after the Coyotes coaches noticed the aggressiveness of the 5-foot-9-inch guard in the 2013 Arizona Girls State Basketball Playoffs. After Window Rock knocked the Cowboys out in the second round in February, the Coyotes coaches approached Buss and asked her to try out at the school’s showcase.

Buss impressed them enough at the showcase to inspire Coyotes Head Coach Cassandra Yancey, a former Northern Arizona University Lumberjack basketball player, to ask her to be part of the team right then and there.

“I’m excited because I get to keep playing the sport I love,” Buss said. “And to stay in shape over the summer. I was sad when we lost [in the playoffs]. I wasn’t done with basketball.”

Arizona Christian University, the same basketball program that signed Buss’s best friend and teammate, Amanda Showers, showed some interest in Buss, but she didn’t pursue it.

For the full story, please see the Wednesday, June 19, issue of the Camp Verde Journal.