Women’s Basketball Inks Elea Gaba to NLI

Elea Gaba

BUFFALO, NY – University at Buffalo women's basketball head coach Felisha Legette-Jack announced the signing of Elea Gaba to a National Letter of Intent on Friday.

Gaba is a 6-4 forward from Dresden, Germany who has represented her country on the national and European levels. She played her high school ball at Sportgymnasium Chemnitz where her teams finished in first and second place in the German championships.

Last summer, Gaba competed with future Bulls teammate Jessika Schiffer at the U18 European Championships as a member of the German national team that took home the gold medal. She also competed on the U20 team last summer and will represent her country once again at the FIBA U18 and U20 European Championships this summer. Gaba also competed with the ChemCats Chemnitz club team that won the WNBL Championship last month and was named MVP of the Top 4 Tournament after a 16 point, 18 rebound performance in the title game.

"We are so excited to have Elea join our family," said Legette-Jack. "Elea brings a different level of physicality to the game.  We are excited about the experience she brings from representing her country in the world and European championships. She has a great touch and feel around the basket and we are looking forward to having her compete with us for the next four years. To be able to get her this late in the recruitment is a credit to how hard my staff continues to work." 

Gaba is the third player to sign a National Letter of Intent, joining Schiffer and Dyaisha Fair.