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Coach Jodi Kest:
"Kacie is a very special Zip because she gave us the earliest verbal commitment we have received since I've been here. With the graduation of Ayla Guzzardo after the 2009-10 season, we knew we had to bring in a point guard who could compete right away. We feel that Kacie is one of the top point guards in the state. She has an unbelievable combination of high basketball IQ, great speed and terrific ball-handling skills. Theses characteristics, along with her fierce competitiveness, make her the quintessential point guard. … Sina is an extremely versatile player who can play both on the perimeter and in the post and score in a number of ways. She can shoot the three, has an excellent mid-range game and can also score with her back to the basket. As a senior class president, Sina is a leader and an extremely hard worker. She will have an immediate impact on our program. … Hanna is a great athlete who has one of the best pull-up jump shots I have ever seen. With the ability to create her own shot, Hanna will have the opportunity to contribute immediately. She is another hard worker and a very vocal player. We are ecstatic Hanna chose Akron. … Carly was the final piece to this great recruiting class and we could not be happier that she chose to be a Zip," Kest said. "At 6-2, she is a tremendous athlete and has great versatility in her game. Aside from using her quickness in the post, Carly can handle the ball on the perimeter and also step out and shoot the three. She is extremely active and long and will create great mismatches for opposing teams."
Coach Wendell Hudson:
"We have stamped our program with the signing of Kaneisha Horn. A player of her caliber is going to help put this program where it needs to be. Her coming to Alabama should help others in the future to see the commitment we have to bringing Alabama women's basketball back to the national scene. … Khristian is someone we started looking at when we first arrived on the job," Hudson explained. "She competes hard no matter what situation she is in. The more we watched her, the more we saw how tough she was whether it was in a high school game or AAU game. She is the type of player that will step in and really make an impact both by her own abilities and by making those around her better. … Like Khristian, we started watching Jasmine from the start," said Hudson. "We decided she was really the type of player we'd like to have in our program. Coach Evans established a relationship with her early on and did a great job maintaining that. She really understands how to go to the basket and has that toughness we are so big on. She's another player that has the ability to make everyone around her play better."
Coach Matt Corkery:
"There are not many players out there that have the versatility that Sarah has. She can play with her back to the basket, rebound in traffic and also hit the perimeter shot. Sarah has great athleticism and will thrive in our up-tempo style of play. … Brooke has an excellent combination of size, strength, skill and mobility. She has great hands, can run the floor and finishes at a high percentage around the basket. There is no doubt Brooke will add a new dimension to our post game. … Alexis is an energy player with the ability to push the tempo on offense and create pressure on defense," said Corkery. "She will be a leader out on the floor from day one. She comes from a basketball family, and it is very evident in the way she plays and thinks the game."
Coach Niya Butts:
"I am very excited about the three young ladies that we are adding to an already good core group of girls. Not only is each one of these ladies extremely talented and athletic, they are also great kids and possess the kind of personalities we are looking for in our program. We are looking forward to adding them to the Arizona family and we can't wait for them to get here. … Erica runs the floor well and will fit in well with our transition offense as well as adding depth to our frontcourt. Candice is going to bring an outstanding ability to score as well as athleticism and quickness to our perimeter and will step in as a point guard at a good time in our program. Kiante is going to be a player who adds toughness to our group. She doesn't care where she plays on the floor- she just wants to contribute in any way she can."
Coach Charli Turner Thorne:
"I could not be more excited about the addition of Adrianne Thomas. She is a powerful, explosive scoring combo guard who will fit in perfectly with our up-tempo offense and aggressive pressuring defense. Adrianne is an extremely tough and smart competitor who has had outstanding coaching through her high school and club programs. I predict she will adapt to the college game very quickly. Besides being one of the top guards in the country, Adrianne comes from an amazing family who has instilled in her great core values including impeccable character and strong leadership. She will be a great Sun Devil."
Coach Tom Collen:
"We are really excited about Chrisstasia. She will fit into our system perfectly. She is an up-tempo player who is extremely athletic. She has great three-point range and she can really go off the dribble."
Coach Joe Foley:
"Nia is an athletic kid with good energy who plays hard. She can shoot and play on the point. She is comparable to Asriel [Rolfe]. … Asiah has great hands, is a good passer, and is an extremely intelligent player. She is a great rebounder and attacks the rim extremely well. She can shoot well with her left hand even though she is right handed. … Whitney is very athletic and able to get to the rim. She is a great rebounder and plays in one of the top programs in Louisiana. … Hannah is a skilled player that can shoot extremely well from either hand. She shoots from the perimeter and is fundamentally sound."
Coach Brian Boyer:
"Olivia has been a part of one of the most successful programs in the Memphis area. In addition to being on a very successful team, they are very well balanced in terms of scoring. She is a great athlete who really fits our system well and is someone that our fans will enjoy watching over the next four years. Olivia is very athletic, very smooth to the basket and is a great offensive rebounder. It is unfortunate that she didn't get to play last year due to a knee injury, but her best basketball is ahead of her and we have all the confidence that she is going to be a great player for us. … From day one, Jane was our number one recruit, and we were so excited when she committed to us. She is going to be an impact front-line player at this level. She is not only a very good scorer, but she is a very versatile post player. She understands the game and passes it very well for a player her size. … Hanna can really shoot the ball," said Boyer. "To go along with that, she has very good size for a guard, so she is able to get a shot off on a lot of people. But the thing that really stands out about her is her explosiveness. She handles the ball just as well left or right, so she is more than just a shooter, she is a very good all-around guard."
Coach Nell Fortner:
"Peyton Davis is another post presence to go along with what we have in P.J. West. She has a nice, soft touch on the ball and her game improved so much from her junior to her senior year. When she gets the coaching that she is going to get here at Auburn, she is going to be a special player for us. … Camille Glymph is going to be very good, she has tremendous work ethic, a great 3-point shoot, tremendous quickness and good size. At 5-10, she is very deceptive and brings good size the guard position. … Courtney Strain is just an unbelievable scorer. She holds the record for points scored in the state of Alabama and she is only going to add to it this year. She can get her shot off anywhere she wants to, off the dribble or off the pass. She has a beautiful shot with great accuracy and we are excited about her coming to Auburn. … Tyrese's upside is phenomenal and she is a very versatile player. She can play small forward or power forward. She has a body similar to DeWanna Bonner had and has the ability to put it on the floor right now. … Jassany Williams is an athlete that has come on strong the last couple of years. She has a great work ethic and she has the ability to get you inside because she is a big, physical player with a good-sized body, but she is very versatile to be able to step outside and shoot the ball and also put it on the floor."
Coach Kelly Packard:
"Jazmin brings a very tenacious and aggressive style of play to the court. She is visibly passionate and creates an energy of competiveness. Her size and skill level will offer significant versatility, and allow her the opportunity to play multiple positions on the court. Jazmin is a complete fit for our tempo style with her ability to run the floor with ease, and to transition into our half court strategy on the inside or on the perimeter. … Jordan is a gifted pure shooter, and possesses the mentality of a shooter. She understands her strength in the game, and has great confidence in stepping forward in her strength. Defensively, she is scrappy and demonstrates her knowledge and maturity in the game. Jordan has benefitted from her involvement in a tremendously successful high school program [Ben Davis], and is familiar with championship basketball. … Katie has a very high level of productivity on both ends of the floor. Her involvement and impact per possession, whether defensively or offensively, is substantial. Katie is physical inside and has great pursuit of the ball coming off the rim. She complements her inside abilities with a strong face up game, and has a scorer's mentality. She has her eye on the rim with each touch on the ball. … Toughness and an attitude of competitiveness define Brandy's style of play. Her presence defensively establishes an elite level of intensity. Brandy has a great combination of perimeter abilities that will allow her to contribute at both the point guard and wing positions. She thrives in a transition offense, and naturally looks to advance the ball down the floor. "
Coach Kim Mulkey:
"Odyssey is a player who plays both ends of the floor. It is impressive how much pride she takes in ball pressure and defense. She's an amazing talent with her speed, quickness and defensive pressure."
Coach Kurt Miller:
"Jillian is an outstanding point guard with excellent leadership qualities on the court. She is a talented three-point shooter and will excel in our up-tempo system. Jillian is a winner and has been apart of outstanding high school and summer travel teams. Jillian was highly recruited and we are very fortunate to have her join our Falcon basketball family. … Jill is a skilled and versatile post player. Jill has the strength to play with her back to the basket but also has the outside range and ball handling to play at the power forward position. She shows fantastic leadership ability and truly understands the game. Jill was considered off the national recruiting scene but she is a huge addition and frankly a steal for our program. … Noelle is a warrior and a champion. She is a natural off guard, but could also play some point guard if called upon at BGSU. Noelle is a fantastic shooter but will also attack off the dribble. Noelle plays in one of the most decorated high school programs in the state and will be well prepared for the demands of collegiate basketball. Noelle is a great addition to our program."
Coach Paula Buscher:
"Kelly is a very versatile player because of her athletic ability. She has the size and ability to play in the post, but also has the range to step out and shoot from the outside. Kelly is a very smart player and is a tireless worker, which will only help her to continue to improve her game. … Kelsey is a very tough minded player and will likely play point guard. She has great vision and has shown the ability to get her teammates involved. She is able to score when needed to, but the thing I like most is her competitiveness on and off the court. … Alyson gives us good size in the post. She is very active in the post and should be a nice compliment to the players we will have returning. Alyson comes from a very successful program and will provide us with an inside scoring threat in addition to her defensive presence in the middle and on the glass."
Coach Beth Couture:
"Sarah is very skilled on the low block. She also has the ability to pass on the perimeter and hit the open jump shot. … Amanda is a good scorer, but we're also impressed with how she has worked hard to become a solid defender. … Jenna will be able to help us at all of the perimeter positions. She plays hard and does the little things that help her team win."
Coach Joanne Boyle:
"Afure is one of the top combo guards in the country. She is an extremely athletic and physical player with great rebounding skills and the versatility to play multiple positions. She is a slasher who can really get to the rim. Afure knows how to win. She'll be a great addition to our backcourt next season. … Mikayla can shoot the ball! She can shoot from deep and she gets her shot off quickly. She has an unbelievable release. Her perimeter shooting will help stretch the defense and prevent people from sagging in the paint. She also has a blue collar, gritty game. She is a player who will find a way to get things done and make good things happen on the floor. … After signing what was arguably the No. 1 recruiting class in the country last season, we felt it was important to follow up with another strong class that would play with that class for three years and I think we've done that. These three guards are winners who are excited about contributing to this program and helping to take Cal Basketball to the next level. We expect each of them to have an immediate impact on the program. We believe we are recruiting student athletes that will keep Cal Basketball competing to win a National Championship every year."
Coach John Margaritis:
"Adams will be similar to former Highlanders player Seyram Gbewonyo. She will be a tall guard who is athletic. … She has good ball handling skills. She is similar to former UCR player Ronéy Friend. She runs the floor well and has good range from beyond the arc. … Jessica has great upside. She is a 6-0, left-handed guard who can shoot the ball well and is long and athletic."
Coach Tim La Kose:
"As we continue our climb to becoming a top Division I team, we are always looking for quality individuals on and off the court to help us reach our goal. I believe all three of these athletes fit the mold of what we were looking for. It is an exciting time to be at CSUB with our full transition taking place next year and these three individuals wanted to be a part of that."
Coach Sue Guevara:
"Lauren is one of the most fundamental post players I've seen. She can run the floor, has great hands, a nice touch around the basket and a nose for the basketball. She's been a Chippewa her whole life, and she's already played in a lot of big games at the national level. … She's extremely fiery. She has deep three-point range and is extraordinarily smart. She can shoot from anywhere and I love how hard she plays each and every time she takes the court. She's very vocal on the floor as well. She will probably play the two for us, but can play any of the three guard spots in our offense. … Taylor came to one of our camps as a sophomore and I was impressed with how hard she works. She brings a lot of emotion to the floor and really gets after it. She can shoot the three, is a good rebounder and can get to the basket. She's a versatile all-around talent, and she aims to please. CMU basketball fans will love how hard she plays."
Coach Karen Aston:
"Tiona comes from a terrific family, and has an infectious personality. Tiona and Gabby will fill a void in the paint for our team. Tiona came on the scene late and I believe her upside is huge. She has soft hands, and touch around the basket, and once she gets used to the pace of college basketball, will be a force. In our system, Tiona will be able to thrive in our high-low game, and again, I am expecting a beast on the boards. … Ny Hammonds, our fourth Charlottean on the 49er squad, is first of all, a winner. Ny has been coached at Concord, and understands winning. Ny has uncanny passing ability and great quickness. She will undeniably make her mark at the point guard position, and challenge the assist category in the record books. … Gabby Tyler is a player that knows how to win, and comes from a winning high school program. I absolutely love her personality and attitude. She loves life, and loves basketball; two great attributes. Gabby will give us a presence in the paint, and also, will be a great defender. For her size, she has great feet, and will fit in our style of play. My favorite part of the game is rebounding, and Gabby will help our team tremendously in that area. I think that once Gabby gets used to the pace of college basketball, she is going to be a force, simply because of her desire to be great. … Lanie Whitaker is a very versatile player. She can extend defenses with her uncanny range, but also, has great size for a guard. Her energy is contagious, and I just love her personality. She wants to win, and expects to win!"
Coach Kate Peterson Abiad:
"I feel that we real got a steal out of the State of Michigan. Ondrea has great athleticism and a scorer's mentality from anywhere on the floor. She loves the game of basketball and I truly believe that her best days are ahead of her. … Brandee is a very exciting player and brings a very positive and refreshing attitude to the court as well as every other aspect of her life. She is as excited as any player that we have ever signed to be a Viking. She is extremely long and quick, especially on the defensive end, and will continue the tradition of great defensive players in our program. … Haley is a blue-collar, tough, hard worker with really quick hands and feet for her size. She pursues the boards with great enthusiam and is willing to do whatever it takes to help the team win."
Coach Kathy McConnell-Miller:
"Shae is a perfect fit into our system. She's long, lean and versatile. She has a natural instinct and scoring ability. Shae is an extremely physical player that makes a difference offensively and defensively. She is a highly touted player and we are very pleased to get the top player out of the Denver Public Schools system. Receiving her NLI continues to solidify our commitment to keep the state's best players at home. The Kelley family's commitment to excellence in academics and athletics parallels our basketball program and university. … When you hear Ashley and Brittany Wilson you think of two proven winners, coming off back-to-back-to-back state championships. They've excelled against the best competition in the country both in high school and their national AAU program."
Coach Jim Jabir:
"I think we're incredibly fortunate to have such a nationally-renowned recruit join our UD family. It's great that she's local and that we are able to give top local players the option to stay home. Her signing shows a lot about where our program is going. Cassie is a great person with great character, she comes from a great family and is a great student. She's a Dayton kind of kid and we're fortunate to have her. Cassie comes from a great basketball program at Fairmont. Coach Tim Cogan has done a great job developing her and all his players."
Coach Doug Bruno:
"Uniquah is our first signee from Hillcrest High School since Assistant Coach Candis Blankson chose DePaul. Uniquah verbally committed to DePaul in her sophomore year and brings great athleticism and skill to our backcourt. Because Uniquah did not play on the AAU summer circuit the last couple of years, she is somewhat under the radar. With a great senior year she could earn the recognition as one of the best players in the country. … Jasmine Penny is one of the best players in the state of Indiana. Jasmine will bring great athleticism to campus and is an excellent rebounder, defender and shooter. Jasmine is also the total package in that she is an honor student that will help carry on DePaul's tradition of striving for success --both on the court and in the classroom. … Shukurah Washington is a unique New York player that is just what you call a flat out 'baller. Shukurah defies being pigeonholed into any single position on the floor as she can just flat out play. "This was most clearly evidenced by (Shukurah Washington) leading her team to the City Championship game in Madison Square Garden and being named MVP of this most prestigious New York City High School Game. Shukurah Washington is so unique because of her ability to rebound, play with power and still also play any of the guard positions. She reminds me of former DePaul Standout, Latasha Byears."
Coach Joanne P. McCallie:
"Haley to me is so intelligent, so hard working and yet so prideful in the sense that she wasn't going to just choose Duke because she had a family member here. For Haley, it was about finding her fit and we are so grateful that she found her fit here at Duke. On the court, versatility and toughness are the two things that really frame her. Haley is a fierce competitor -- I've seen her hit tough shots, situation shots. The tougher the situation, the better Haley is going to perform. She'll play the three and the four. Who knows, by the time she's done with Duke she might play some point. I'm very serious about that; she really is a 1 through 4. Her work ethic and competitive nature separates her. She's incredibly committed to Duke, to the whole academic side and the whole athletic side. … Chelsea's strength is incredible -- she is a powerful guard who can play off the bounce on any occasion, can shoot the pull-up jumper, can drop the three and can defend with great savvy. To me she's a point essential point guard, but she can play 1, 2, or 3. The reason why I say she's a point essential point is because having the ball in her hands is a good thing with her incredible passing ability. Her size and athleticism give her great freedom in terms of where to play on the floor. She's also a great rebounding guard with her size and strength. To me she's one of the best guards in the country; Chelsea has truly separated herself. … Tricia is one of the best shooters I've ever seen in the game of basketball. She has a purity to her shot, a savvy and an IQ in terms of when to take the shot. Tricia does not rush, she's a very patient player -- she plays off the catch a lot, but she can play off the bounce as well. She's more of a two guard, like a 2-3; I don't she her running to much point guard. Tricia is somebody who has great respect for Duke and wanted the opportunity to play at Duke, while wanting to impact our program right away. She was very patient through the process and was very decisive when we got to that point where we were able to offer her a scholarship. She accepted and was very decisive. She is a very fun person, and I'm just really excited to have her coming to Duke. … Richa is a power player, a fantastic athletic power player. She is like Joy [Cheek] because she can shoot the three ball with ease - piece of cake for her. She can play off the bounce with ease, she can pull stuff on the block with ease, she can run clear outs, can drop every run to the baseline and go one-on-one against her opponent. I think that's the best way to describe Richa. She can play away from the basket or she can play in the paint. She went through the entire process of recruiting and had lots of visits to take, lots of pressures placed on her by many, many people -- yet all Richa could talk about was her love of Duke and wanting a great education. She mentioned Alana Beard in the process -- somebody who she just admired so much. She handled her recruiting so beautifully considering the pressures put on her. It was amazing to watch her and when she announced Duke that was a very special time for us because she had been through an awful lot; it had been a very long process. … Chloe has versatility and speaking to her shooting, she's got a long three ball. She truly can be a two in the sense of coming off screens and shooting, shooting, shooting. She's got a natural point guard mentality in terms of her ability to distribute the ball to post players in particular. Her post entry is very good and she is very savvy about how to get the ball in there. Chloe is a strong ball handler, excellent three-point shooter, one of the top guards in the country, and a real scrapper on defense. She is a pick-up person on defense -- somebody who could pick up the ball full court and harass it."
Coach Suzie McConnell-Serio:
"We are extremely excited to have Orsi and Wumi join the Duquesne family. Both players had offers from a number of schools, but by choosing Duquesne we know both players believe in what we are building here. Both Orsi and Wumi are going to help the program reach a higher level."
Coach Sharon Baldwin-Tener:
"Alana has great size and hands and is a very solid post. She is athletic and is a good passer as well. … Katie is a gym rat that understands the game of basketball. She is not just a great scorer but a great passer as well. She makes the people around her better. We are excited that Katie decided to stay close to home for the next four years."
Coach DeShawne Blocker:
"Shawn is a tremendous basketball player and has great speed. She adds depth with our point guard play and can score from anywhere on the court. We expect her to step in and contribute right away. … We are very pleased to have someone like Akaycha join our program. She brings great size and athleticism to the court, along with being a strong rebounder. Like Shawn and Ashley, she appears to be a very coachable player who has tremendous upside. Akaycha will do great things for our post play and adds a lot of depth to that position. … Ashley is a very strong and physical player, who isn't afraid to take contact below the basket," said Blocker. "She comes from a successful program that has produced several Division I players and we are excited to have her come play for us at ETSU."
Coach Brady Sallee:
"Jordyne was a really important recruit for us and one that we worked long and hard on. Her ability to play multiple positions in our system is huge and I think her game is college ready from day one. Her basketball IQ is as good as we've ever had. Offensively she can really shoot it, has a great in-between game and knows how to get to the free throw line. I am thankful Jordyne picked EIU. … We are really excited to add a guard to our program as skilled as Jackie. Her ability to score and her strength really separated her from a lot of other guards we pursued in this class. She was made for our system and I think Jackie will excel in our motion offense. She is tough and has a mean streak that I think our fans will love. Her work ethic will definitely enable her to be a special player at EIU. … Signing Taryn was incredibly important for the future of our program. We were very picky with whom we recruited at this position, and I was bound and determined to get exactly what I wanted. We hit the jackpot. Taryn is a difference-making athlete. Along with her athleticism, she is very aggressive and ultra-competitive. She can change a game on both ends of the floor and will truly make an impact on our program. … I think Jessica gives us an ability to compete with anybody on our schedule night in and night out. Her size, athleticism and strength are something we just have not had on the perimeter in my time here. But what really sold me on Jess is the fact that she is a gym rat. She absolutely lives in the gym and I think that work ethic coupled with a lot of natural talent will make for a special player here at Eastern Illinois."
Coach Misty Murphy:
"Khristian is one of the quickest guards around. She has an extremely bright future at the college level as both a point guard and wing for us. Being from the Evansville community, it will also be great, because her family and friends will be able to see her grow at the college level. … Katie will provide us with a big wing who is a very good rebounder and very good in transition. Katie is a tremendous athlete and is really solid in all phases of the game. She is also a great competitor and will add good size and length to our perimeter at 5-11. … Miranda is great in transition because she can run the floor extremely well. She is a really good rebounder as well, who also has a very nice shooting touch facing the basket with three-point range. She will really fit in well with our transition game over the next four years. … Hannah will give us a true low-post presence on both ends of the court over the next four years. Defensively, she will alter shots because of her size. Offensively, she can get up and down the court well, and is very skilled with her back to the basket."
Coach Amanda Butler:
"Jaterra is unique because she's lived in The Gator Nation all her life and she knows what it means to be that hometown hero. She knows the pride that comes with being a Gator and how special it is. Jeterra is one of the most underrated guards in the country. She's been flying under the radar for a long time. She has a championship mentality and plays with an edge and I like that. She's a smart ballplayer who can shoot the three, is good in transition and is a very quick defender. I like how quickly she makes decisions. She's a playmaker in a lot of ways. … Kayla made the decision early in the recruiting process to become aGator and was the first player from this class to verbal. She knew quickly that she wanted to be a Gator, stepped up and wanted to lead the way. Kayla has a great personality and will easily be a fan favorite. She's long, athletic and very versatile. She's a great all-around basketball player and has won championships. … What immediately stands out about Brittany is how much she loves the game of basketball and how hard she works at improving herself. Our fans are going to love Brittany. She's one of those players who instantly becomes a fan favorite because of her energy. Brittany is a scorer and can create her own shots. … Deaundra has championship expectations of herself. She will be one of our most fundamental post players because she's been very well coached. Deaundra has known since she was a little girl that she wanted to be a Gator. This is an exciting day for her and she will be a huge addition to our program."
Coach Karl Smesko:
"Amber is a really good shooter who already understands how to read defense. She gets open and knocks down shots. She will fit in very well in our system. … Katlyn is a really skilled player, but what I like most about her is her competitiveness and toughness. She is so strong and aggressive. … Jordan is an exceptional talent who is really versatile," said Smesko. "She can do just about everything. She is a perfect fit for our system."
Coach Sue Semrau:
"Olivia's length, grit and work ethic makes her tremendous on the defensive end of the floor and sees things in a way that will help us to be extremely successful and her to be a great college basketball player. … Tay'ler is a glove defensively who not only can do things on the defensive end but can get into seams and get to the rim better than any player that I saw out there this summer. Both of them are defensively oriented players which will really help us in developing our system. … Lauren is what we like to call a connect-the-dots type of player, she can do multiple things - she can defend, she can shoot it, she can pass it. … We are extremely excited to have Natasha's versatility come into our program," Semrau added. "Something that we really hang our hat on as a program is that we can play a versatile style."
Coach Adrian Wiggins:
"Alex is the best three-point shooter in the state of Texas. She is a competitive guard. We expect her skills to fit into our system and for her to be in impact player in our program."
Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy:
"We are excited to have both Samisha and Andrea joining the Hoyas. They are both incredibly athletic and have competed at the highest level which will be important playing in the BIG EAST Conference."
Coach Andy Landers:
"Arieal is going to give us the size that we're needing inside. If you drew up a player from a physique standpoint, you'd draw a picture of Arieal. She's got great size, great length and a great body type. She runs extremely well and can score it from inside and out to 15 feet. She's a very, very good player who's only going to get better. … Ronika is a multi-talented and an extremely athletic guard who can play both the '1' and the '2.' She can score and penetrate and guard you. She has a great, great future ahead of her. She has extreme quickness and explosiveness. She's just an outstanding player. … Khaalidah is a terrific athlete. She has the prototypical size and strength and quickness. She's versatile and could play anywhere on the perimeter. She has terrific stamina and running ability. She can score off the dribble and can take you to the rack but also has extended range. She's the whole package."
Coach Rusty Cram:
"Danielle Spencer is a definite 4-5 post player for us that we are going to be in dire need of after losing J'Lisia [Ogburn] and Jessica [Geiger] this year. She is very athletic, is quick and runs the floor well. She looks to have great potential in this conference and we are very excited about having her. … Aishya Wofford is a very strong, physical swing player. She is completely opposite of Danielle. Whereas Danielle is a finesse player, Aishya is a power player that can also score from the outside. She has strong inside and outside games."
Coach MaChelle Joseph:
"We are very excited to be bringing a player like Dawnn Maye into our program here at Georgia Tech. There is no doubt she is an impact player and will be a difference maker in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Her ability to score and create opportunities for her teammates is what separates her. … Ty is the most athletic wing player that we have signed since Deja Foster. She has tremendous speed, size and quickness. She fits perfectly into our offensive and defensive system. We are anxious to see her in a Georgia Tech uniform. … Kendra is a tremendous 3-point shooter. She gives us a specialist that can spot up and knock down threes consistently. It is important to us to keep the best players in the city of Atlanta at home. Kendra will be a great addition to our program."
Coach Kelly Graves:
"There is no question in my mind that Stephanie will be a tremendous Zag. Along the lines of the great power forward we've had here over the years, she blends the ability to play inside and outside making her a perfect fit for our style of play. Stephanie's versatility and ability to contribute in a variety of ways will allow her to be a matchup headache for our opponents. She is a great leader and dedicated teammate who loves to play the game - her attitude on and off the court is infectious. I am thrilled that a player of Stephanie's ability and character has chosen Gonzaga University. … Jazmine is an amazing athlete and perhaps the best defensive guard on the west coast. She will give us a different dimension and will allow us to do more things defensively in the future. What I am most impressed with, however, is what a great competitor she is and with the enormous consistency of effort with which she plays every game. She is an amazing leader and has a soft-spoken fun personality that will blend in well with our great team chemistry. Jazmine will be tremendous addition to our team and university. … Danielle is a perfect fit for our system. As a long guard she can play a number of positions, including the point, and is an outstanding shooter with great range. She is deceptively quick and has the ability to get in the lane. What I'm most impressed with Danielle, however, is her court savvy and high basketball I.Q. She just knows how to play and makes everyone around her better, the true mark of a great player. Danielle is a tremendous student with a great personality and I'm looking very much forward to being her coach and watching what she brings to our program and university."
Coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey:
"Anma Onyeuku is loaded with talent and athleticism. She runs the floor, plays up tempo and has great leaping ability for an undersized forward. Her work ethic is contagious and she should be an impact player with the Pride. … Annie Payton brings quickness and explosiveness to our program. Her versatility will be an added plus for the Pride, and her work ethic and enthusiasm for the game is a positive addition. … Kate Loper is known for her three-point shooting ability and her tenacity on the court. She has the quickest release of any player I have seen in a long time. Her range is going make an immediate impact on the Pride, and in addition will make her a dangerous threat in the Colonial Athletic Association."
Coach Joe Curl:
"We are excited about this class that we have coming in. It's an athletic group that will help us be a taller and bigger team in the next few years. On top of their impressive skills on the basketball court, this group is also a solid academic bunch."
Coach Jolette Law:
"Alexis Burke is a great fit for the up-tempo, defensive-driven basketball we play. Alexis will bring a high level of competitiveness, skill and confidence that will complement the talent on our current roster. She has a great outside shot and her versatility on the offensive end and rebounding ability will provide us with more second-9ochance opportunities. Alexis' drive and will to win will be felt on the practice floor and at game time. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Illini family. … The puzzle is coming together as our Illini family grows with the addition of Centrese McGee. We are excited about keeping top Illinois players at home to represent the University of Illinois. Centrese will bring hustle, work ethic and incredible athletic ability to our team. Defensively, Centrese will bring a strong presence and determination to that end of the court and, offensively, she is extremely quick off the dribble and plays with a scorer's mentality. Her passion to win will help take our program to the highest level. We are proud that she has chosen to be a part of helping build the Illini program into national prominence."
Coach Lisa Ryckbosch:
"Emily is the product of very successful high school and AAU programs. She's fundamentally sound and a well-rounded guard with good size and an excellent IQ. She's a tireless worker and a consummate team player. We're thrilled to welcome Emily into the fold and we expect her to have a very positive impact on our program."
Coach Lisa Bluder:
"We are eager to have Jade Rogers join our team. Jade is a tremendous kid that loves the game, and has grown up as a Hawkeye fan. Jade will be a versatile player that can play a number of positions. She can post up or she can shoot the long ball. She is also a good rebounder. Jade has had a great career at Cedar Rapids Kennedy, and is looking forward to continuing her career as a Hawkeye."
Coach Bill Fennelly:
"Hallie is someone we have been recruiting for over three years. She is the best player in the 2010 class in the state of Iowa. At Iowa State we have always wanted to bring the best kids in the state into the Cyclone family. There is no question that Hallie is extremely skilled and can play a variety of spots. She is from a family that has ties to Iowa State and we are so excited that Hallie will continue the Cyclone legacy. … We love three-point shooters and Kelsey is one of the best in the country. At Brea High School, her team is one of the best in California every year and her AAU program, Cal Swish, was the best program last summer. She has competed at a very high level. Kelsey loves the game and she will add a great deal to our program."
Coach Jim Wiedie:
"Nikki is a shooting guard with deep range. She also has the ability to put the ball on the floor and shoot off the dribble. She's primarily a 2-guard, but she has the ball skills to play the point guard as well. … Anna is a big guard who can do a little bit of everything. She's a scorer. She can shoot the three, create off the dribble or go inside and post up. Her talent and versatility will create match-up problems for opposing teams. … Sadie is a power post player. Her strength is playing with her back to the basket. She has great hands and a variety of low post moves. She can step out and knock down the 15-footer, but her strength is down low. She'll bring a toughness to our low post play. … Illyssa is a true point guard with terrific speed. She excels in transition, whether it's passing ahead for a score or getting to the basket. She also has the ability to create off the dribble, as well as shoot the three."
Coach Bonnie Henrickson:
"CeCe has an extremely high basketball IQ. She is a good shooter who can extend the defense with her range. At the same time she is effective off the dribble and has great court vision. She is the complete package. … Brooke is a fantastic shooter. She is long and athletic and comes from one of the top high school programs in the state of Colorado. She is an aggressive rebounder and really knows how to play the game. … Keena has the ability to make plays all over the court. She is great at getting her teammates the ball in a position to score and can also knock down the shot herself. She has good range and can get to the rim and finish. … Diara is a strong, athletic guard. She is very physical and really knows how to attack the hoop. In addition, she is a great rebounder and will bring an element of toughness to our program."
Coach Deb Patterson:
"We have added speed, strength and size to our program with this signing class. I like the versatility of skills that these players bring to the floor as individuals. These are players who can run, score and make plays one-on-one, and who also bring a strong commitment to rebounding and defending the ball. I am very excited about the toughness and intensity they bring to the floor. I expect this entire class to make an immediate positive impact on the success of our program."
Coach Matthew Mitchell:
"I'm always happy when any player comes to Kentucky but it is extra special when that player is from Lexington. We are thrilled that Sarah Beth has decided to join our Wildcat family. She is a very accomplished player and her versatility on the basketball court will help us tremendously. She is a great shooter and has a toughness about her on defense and in rebounding that will make a difference in our program. She comes from a great family and she possesses the type of character we want all of our players to possess. … The first thing that jumps out to me about Maegan is that she is a winner. She is a part of one of the most successful high school programs in Texas and she knows how to win. She may be the best perimeter defender in the class of 2010 and that is something that will serve her greatly in SEC play. She possesses the athleticism and tenacity to shut down people on the perimeter. On offense, she is a very explosive athlete who can get to the basket and make plays. She also is a good three-point shooter. Maegan came on her visit and fell in love in with Kentucky. She tapped into the enthusiasm and passion for Kentucky basketball that we all share and she is so excited to play for the Big Blue. … Kastine is a player we are very excited about signing. She is an explosive athlete and has accomplished something as a high school athlete that is rare. She won a state championship in volleyball, track and basketball all in the same year. That speaks to her athletic ability. She is an extremely versatile perimeter player who can play multiple positions. She has the ability to impact a game offensively and defensively and she is an outstanding ball-handler who can push the tempo in transition. Kastine is an offensive threat because she can drive to the basket or shoot from long range. We are very excited that she chose Kentucky. … LaQuinta is an outstanding talent and one of the most explosive perimeter players in the class of 2010. She has the ability to take over a game offensively. Her size on the wing allows her to play multiple positions. Not only can she score but she also can impact a game on the boards. She is an outstanding rebounder because of her size and jumping ability. … Jennifer in my mind is the best pure point guard in the class of 2010. She's an unbelievable playmaker. Her ability to handle the basketball and get herself in position to score or set her teammates up to score is unmatched. She's a very good outside shooter which makes her extremely dangerous on the offensive end. What I like most about her is her leadership qualities and the leadership abilities she has exhibited in high school. That will benefit our team greatly. She is everything you would want in a point guard."
Coach Van Chancellor:
"(Jeanne) can do it all – shoot and pass – and she has a great understanding of the game. She is a smart player. She can have a major impact here at LSU with her abilities. … Theresa is a shooting post player. You have never seen a player like her at 6-foot-4 that can shoot the basketball like she can. She is a really good athlete that can run the floor that has a tremendous understanding of the game. Her upside is sky high. … Shanece is a shot-blocking and rebounding machine. She has one of the greatest upsides of any player we have ever signed here at LSU. She has the potential to come in and be a force inside and out."
Coach Mona Martin:
"I am real excited to have Jade sign with us. Jade is a true center who uses her strength and physical play to her advantage. It was important for us to bring in a post player for the future that has great rebounding skills."
Coach Jeff Walz:
"We are really excited about the addition of Shawnta. She is long and athletic and fits our style of play perfectly. She can handle the ball well and can knock down the 12-15 footer. She was ranked as one of the top players in the state of Ohio and will contribute to our program at the wing or forward positions. … Gaining an outstanding citizen and blue collar worker was a key to this recruiting class. Polly represents that and so much more. She has the capabilities of grinding it out in the post or taking a transition 3-pointer. Her hustle and determination will set her apart and will enable her to become a major part of our success. … Antonita was the first recruit to commit to us in the 2010 class, following her freshman year. She can really shoot the three and has great size for a wing player. She will make an immediate impact on our program with her skill level and size. We are excited to once again sign the best player in that state that has the desire to win a National Championship. … Charmaine is a dynamic point guard who can get to the rim on anyone. She will make an immediate impact on our program with her size and her ability to lead a team. She has won at every level she has played and we are expecting her to continue her winning ways here at Louisville. … We are thrilled to have attracted one of the premier post players in the country to Louisville. Sheronne provides us with a dominating presence in the paint as well as the ability to step out on the perimeter and knock down shots. She is an intimidating force with her shot blocking abilities and will thrive in the open court transition game we are accustomed to here at Louisville. There is no doubt she will be a major contributor on both ends of the court for years to come."
Coach Julie Wilhoit:
"Melinda is a tremendous athlete. She is a guard with great leaping ability, strength, and rebounding talent. She also has a beautiful jump shot. Above all, however, I have been most impressed with her competitive drive; it is at a higher level than most players her age. I see Melinda as a perfect fit for our style of play at the wing. … My excitement with "Lex" is that she is the big, strong inside presence we need in this class. She will be a great addition to our program because of her work ethic, energy, and excitement. She is also extremely versatile: she can bang inside but also step outside to shoot the three. We have followed Lex for a long time and are just ecstatic that she will be a Lion. … Hazel is an unbelievable point guard. She has court vision, savvy, and passing skills. Her first look is to make a great pass but she can also score and hit the three. She will add great depth to our point guard position after leading her high school and club teams to successful seasons."
Coach Terri Mitchell:
"Mercedes is a fast, athletic, lockdown defender from one of the top high school programs in the nation. She has played a key role in defender opponents top players. We look for her to do the same at Marquette and have an immediate impact on our program. … Courtney brings versatility to our team as she can play inside and out. She is extremely athletic and is a great defender. She comes from excellent AAU and high school programs will translate well to our program. … Gabi is a combination guard that will get time at both the one and the two for us. She is an excellent ball handler and shooter that will give us much needed depth in that area with the graduation of our two seniors. She has great knowledge of the game, which translates on to the court in the way she plays. … Katie gives us lots of versatility. She adds to our size and strength on the perimeter. She can score outside and inside and has great explosiveness to the basket. She will also be able to rebound and defend bigger guards."
Coach Melissa McFerrin:
"Post players are always highly sought and those in the 2010 class were no exception. We feel that we landed one of the most skilled and versatile bigs in the class with the signing of KK Harvey. Her footwork, passing ability, and great hands will allow her to play both facing and back to the basket. She will be extremely effective in our offensive system. We are even more excited about KK's scholarship. She is near the top of her class academically and has high goals on and off the court."
Coach Katie Meier:
"Ray Ray [Suriya] is a tremendous sign for us. In my opinion she was the most exciting open court player in the country this summer and after being named on the Nike Nationals All-Tournament Team, her stock went through the roof. She is considered 'the breakout player of the summer' in her class and it is a credit to my staff for identifying her early - and a credit to Suriya and her mother Anjali for recognizing our early commitment to them and sticking with us. She is the type of player that will have a huge fan club in Coral Gables with her crowd-pleasing, seemingly effortless style of play. … Maria is a great 'get' for our staff. She brings the toughness we have been seeking and the versatility that has become a trademark of Miami 'swing' players. She is a fun-loving, positive person who plays with so much joy and passion. Her future is very bright and I cannot wait to see her bring her physical style of play to the ACC. She comes from a terrific high school program, and her coach, John Merritt, is one of the best in the game. Her basketball IQ - combined with her inside-out game - make her a tough match-up. We expect great things from her the minute she arrives on campus. … Selina has been committed to our program for a few years now. We identified her early and with her family's support, we were able to establish tremendous relationships throughout the recruiting process. She really turned heads this spring and almost all of the major schools took a fly at her. It's a testament to her character that she remained loyal and committed to bringing 'THE U' back to national prominence. Every great program needs an established low post presence - one who changes games on defense and gives you solid scoring on the block. Selina will truly elevate this program and her speed and athleticism fits perfectly into our style of play. … Krystal Saunders was a player we targeted early. She is one of the most mentally tough players I have ever seen. She possesses an incredible shooting touch and range and combines that with a defensive grit and stamina that inspires her teammates," commented Meier. "We love the fact that she comes from the same high school (South Broward) and coaching staff that 'raised' all-time Miami great Tamara James (as well as Lamese James). She has been 'coached hard' and will be ready for the ACC on day one. She's just another great scorer from South Florida that wanted to come here and make a huge impact on her home town team."
Coach Maria Fantanarosa:
"Erica is a very skilled inside player who can step out and hit the three. She is a power forward who outworks people. … The Robertsons are the first twins that I have signed in my coaching career. They are both athletic guards who are very competitive. Haley is a shooting guard who continues to improve at a rapid pace. Hannah is a dominant scorer who is explosive to the basket as an off guard, but also has the skills to play some point. … Kelsey will play the center position and is the player in this recruiting class who has the biggest upside. She has only played the game for three years and has already proven to have Division I talent. Her athleticism is the strength of her game, and with time and experience she has the potential to be a dominant force inside."
Coach Kevin Borseth:
"We are ecstatic that Val will be joining us for next season. Val is a big, strong presence around the basket and really demands attention down low, something that we haven't had and were excited to get her into our program. Val is an extremely hard-worker and an all-around good person who I think is going to be a major contributor to our program's success."
Coach Suzy Merchant:
"Klarissa's open court transition game and quickness, fit into our system perfectly. She uses her speed to attack defenses and create opportunities at the rim for herself and her teammates. She has great length at the guard position which will impact the defensive end immediately. … Annalise's versatility will make her a tough matchup for our opponents. At 6-3, she can play point guard through the 4-man position. She has 3-point range and can run the floor extremely well. We love her tireless work ethic and winning attitude. … Madison's most obvious gift is her length and size at 6-7. We believe that she will make a difference for us at both ends of the floor right away. She can face up and attack from the high post position and score with her back to the basket. Her shot blocking abilities will help make it difficult for teams to attack us in the paint."
Coach Rick Insell:
"Laken was the type of player we wondered early on how she would be able to handle and react to tough competition. She did not disappoint. We had been recruiting her all along but really started to take a hard look at her back in April. She is very hard-nosed, basketball-savvy and comes from a well-coached high school program. She handles the ball, guards on the perimeter and shoots the three. She does it all, including being a great passer. She is a team player and is a me-first individual next. … Jordyn was one we felt early on was one we had to have. She has tremendous IQ, is hard-nosed and comes from a well-coached program. Her high school coach is very fundamental. We watched Jordyn play against some of the toughest competition the last two years and she was able to handle herself. She can knock down 3s, handle the basketball and can play any of the guard positions. We felt like going in, we had to have her. She can compliment Anne Marie (Lanning) and Emily (Queen) and to take over for Jackie (Pickel). … We were looking for some size and athleticism and Stephanie gave us both. She has been coming to our camps the last three, four years putting her on our radar the whole time. Her upside is tremendous. She is someone that wants to be at Middle Tennessee and is an exciting-type player with a great personality. That fits in with what we do here. I really think she will end up being a great player for us. … We feel real fortunate getting in on Ebony late and being able to get her. She comes from a successful high school program. She is very aggressive and goes to the boards hard in addition to being able to defend on the perimeter. She is a tough, hard-nosed player who can handle the ball in the open court. She is the type of player we like to have in our program. She may be an undersized small forward, but she will not let that interfere with any of her play. We are very, very excited about getting her."
Coach Pam Borton:
"Janelle is an extremely skilled athlete whose scoring prowess and floor vision points to an opportunity for her to become a quality Big Ten combo guard. Our fans will enjoy her exciting style of play. She has the potential to be exceptional on both ends of the floor. … Sari has attended our camps every summer since I've been at Minnesota. Though she played at a small high school, her experience with the North Tartan AAU team has prepared her well for what she will face in the Big Ten. Sari is a great three-point shooter, with great leadership skills. She knows how to win. … Kionna will bring incredible versatility to our team as a legitimate perimeter and interior scorer. Her length, quickness and work ethic are going to allow her to be a lockdown defender for us as well. … Micaella brings a championship presence and mentality. She is the total package with her physical abilities, her work ethic and her mental edge. Micaella is a true force in the paint and is equally comfortable on the perimeter. Mentally, she is a fearless, tough competitor and a player who expects to win at everything she does. It is rare to find a player who is as competitive and smart this early in their career."
Coach Renee Ladner:
"Pasonna is a long forward who runs the floor extremely well, but the thing that I like most about her is that she is instinctual around the basket. When the ball goes up, she goes and gets the basketball. She has got such a tremendous upside and we are really excited about what she can bring to our team. … I think Kenyotta Jenkins is a sleeper because a lot of people don't know about her. She is pretty athletic and has a solid mid-range game. As she gets some weight on her through our strength and conditioning program, I think she will be very productive in the SEC. I think she is going to continue to get better and I feel like her best basketball is ahead of her. … My best description of Valencia McFarland is a winner. She is a true point guard who understands angles and sees the floor extremely well and she makes everyone around her better. She does whatever her team needs – she can make the game-winning shot or she can distribute the ball so somebody else can. She has a mind for the game and she is a great team player. … Shae is a forward with guard skills. She is going to be a really good trail player from the four position because she has the ability to shoot the three. What I really like about her is the fact that she wants the ball because she is going to find a way to score. You always want a player who wants to score. … Ja'Monica Orton is a very versatile athlete who has her best basketball ahead of her. She comes from a great high school basketball program and has great bloodlines – her brother was drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals and her cousin is a freshman on the men's basketball team at Kentucky. She is a very hard worker and has a great work ethic, and I think she is going to be a very nice player for us. … Jasmine in long and lean and runs the floor extremely well. I think of her as a true competitor. She is very tough and she likes to play hard and doesn't mind being physical."
Coach Cindy Stein:
"Maggie is a very versatile player. She has played inside but we will use her on the perimeter. She has a very natural shooting stroke and touch with tremendous court sense and savvy. She sees the floor really well and anticipates well defensively. … Paige is also very versatile. She can face the basket and hit the three-point shot or go inside and maneuver for a good shot with her fine post skills. She runs the floor very well for her 6-3 frame. Paige is also a great rebounder and has a strong court sense."
Coach Robin Selvig:
"Kellie is someone who the more we saw, the more we liked. She had a great year of summer ball, and she comes out of a great high school program. "She's more of a two or three, but she has the chance to become a complete player. She's good-sized for a guard, she can shoot off the dribble or get to the hole, and she's got three range. She's a great kid that can do a little bit of everything, and like all these kids, she a good athlete. … Torry is someone we've seen play for a lot of years and someone we're very excited about. We like getting kids from successful programs because they are typically very fundamentally sound. That program has had a great run, so that's certainly a plus. … Lexie is a prototype point guard. She's quick, she's smart and understands the game, she can create, she can score and she's an outstanding leader. She's just the total point guard package, and she just lives to play basketball. … Carly has tremendous potential, a very big upside at the collegiate level, and she may still be growing. Her great defensive instincts are what really stand out to me. She's a great shot changer and shot blocker. She also has some perimeter skills. … What I love most about Jordan is her size and versatility. She can defend guards and she can defend big kids, and she's a good scorer who can score both inside and out. She's got the complete package.
Coach Rob Cross:
"Chanyere is a big-time athlete and her aggressiveness on the court along with her length and skill are going to make her a great addition to our team. … We are excited about the versatility Mary brings to the table. With her length and shooting touch she has the ability to become a special player down the road as she gains strength. She runs the floor like a deer and jumps out of the gym."
Coach Connie Yori:
"Jordan is the best senior in the state of Nebraska and one of the best players to ever come out of our state. She is extremely athletic and versatile. She is more than just a good athlete. She has great basketball skill and is a very good student. When you add Jordan in with the rest of our class, we have added size and athleticism across the board. … Adrianna is a very good low-block scorer and rebounder and has range to 15 feet. She came to our camp and showed the ability to score on the low block against bigger players. She was part of a state championship team in both basketball and volleyball, and she is also an outstanding student. … Kellie is a scoring combo-guard who is extremely competitive. She can shoot the three or create shots off the dribble. She attended our camp this summer and really competed well. She is also a very good student. … Katie is a very mobile post who fits our transition style on both offense and defense. She plays with a continuous moter, has range to 15 feet and can guard multiple positions on the floor. She can also rebound, and is a terrific student. … Becca is an athletic guard who can score in a variety of ways. She shoots the three well, gets to the basket, scores in the post, scores on offensive rebounds and is great in transition. She can guard multiple positions, and defensively she will be a stopper for us. She is a perfect fit for our up-tempo style. She is also a very good student."
Coach Jane Albright:
"Danika is one of the top scorers in the country. As a junior, she has already scored almost 1900 points and is an in-state player who has established herself as a dominant guard. She has a great competitive nature, is a top notch student, and will play shooting guard for us. … Amber came to our Nugget Classic last year as we were playing Louisville, a team that was recruiting her. I believe she decided she liked what she saw in our team. She is a big guard and small forward who can rebound, score and defend. Amber is a great team player and has had lots of success at Canyon Springs, the home of former Nevada guard Brandi Jones. … Arielle is an athletic combo guard who can defend anyone. She is a slasher who can get to the basket and quickly change a game. Ari is a great passer and leader who excels in the classroom as well. Fans will love her intense personality."
Coach Don Flanagan:
"We are extremely excited about the signing of Morgan. We were very impressed watching her over the summer and feel like she can have an impact on our program. She is a strong perimeter player with a good outside shot. She runs the floor well and has a tremendous upside. Morgan is a great student and a true all-around athlete."
Coach Darin Spence:
"We got a steal with Jasmine. I believe she is one of the better athletes on the west coast and brings a hunger to the floor, much like our Crystal Boyd. Jasmine can play anywhere on the floor and brings great versatility to the program. At 6-0 tall she has a much longer wing span and can cause problems on the defensive end of the floor. Offensively, her strength right now is her ability to get the ball in the lane and pull up for shots. She will improve each day here and her potential is endless. Jasmine brings a high energy level and plays with a desire that will make us all better. We're very excited to have her with us. … Andrea is a combo guard who can play both the one and the two for us," Spence said. "She has length, is a very good athlete with speed and understands the game of basketball. Piedmont High School is one of the top high school programs in California so we know she has been taught well by Coach Bryan Gardere and has been tested. Andrea can score the ball with her shot and by driving it in the lane, but isn't a "score first" type of player. She will come in next year and blend in very well with what we have. I am very excited to have Andrea with us. Our fans will enjoy watching her play."
Coach Sylvia Hatchell:
"Latifah and Shannon are both outstanding all-around student-athletes. They are both comfortable in an up-tempo system and we are confident that they can fit in to our style of play right away. In addition to being strong ball-handlers, they are both great athletes and we know they are excited about joining the Carolina family. I think these young ladies will be a great addition to our program both on and off the court."
Coach Kellie Harper:
"As a player, Myisha is talented and competitive. With her confidence and her play-making abilities, she possesses the qualities that I'm looking for in a point guard. She has great court awareness and can get the ball to the right place at the right time. … Kody Burke is a special player. Her versatility to score on the block or facing the basket makes her a perfect fit with our offensive system. Although Kody has a sweet nature off the court, she transforms into a feisty and aggressive player when she steps across the line. She uses that tenacity well when she is attacking the boards. … Devin Griffin is a high-energy, up-tempo guard. Combining her athleticism with her drive to succeed, she has unlimited potential. Her length gives her an advantage defensively and finishing at the rim. Devin comes from a basketball family and thus, has a good understanding for the game, which is important to our program. … Breezy has unbelievable potential. She is extremely strong, athletic, and explosive. She has the size and speed to be a productive player in the ACC. She also sees the floor very well and is constantly looking to get her teammates involved. I'm not only happy for our program, but also happy for the community, as one of the Triangle's own will be part of our team."
Coach Ann Hancock:
"Diana is a wonderful addition to the foundation we have in place and I am excited about the possibilities she will bring to the Seahawks. She has tremendous versatility to play either inside or out and her athleticism and size will complement our style of play.
Coach Carolyn DeHoff:
"Size, athleticism, physicality and depth at our forward and bigs positions were fulfilled greatly with this class. Also, the addition of two local products in Miki [Stephenson] and Kelsey [Peltier] are going to be exciting for our fans in the FM area and state of North Dakota. We are thrilled, not just with the athlete, but the high character these players bring to our program."
Coach Shanice Stephens:
"Laura is a hard working, complete point guard. She wants the ball in her hands and guides the team with leadership skills far beyond her years. She is a very feisty and aggressive defender who has a very high IQ for the game. Laura is a phenomenal, quick-release shooter who may be able to convert to a combo guard because of skills she has. Laura just "gets it" and for that she will invaluable in our building efforts. … Ash'Lynne is a 6-1 guard/forward who is a incredible rebounder. She has the attributes of being able to rebound and immediately push the ball for a highly effective transition game. She has a beautiful shooting touch around the basket and is capable of making an immediate impact on the team. Ash'Lynne is a very exciting player to watch perform on the court."
Coach Carol Owens:
"Jenna can do a little bit of everything. I've seen her go from the one to the four, and she can shoot the three, rebound, pass, and she knows the game well. … If you think [current Huskie point guard] Marke Freeman is quick, you haven't seen Danielle. She has blazing quickness, values defense, she comes with an energy that is contagious, and I like her leadership. … If you remember [former Huskie] Shari' Welton, Ashley has a body like that. She has a strong body, can shoot the three, defend, and comes with a lot of energy and enthusiasm for the game. … Alicia is a specialist," Owens said. "She is a wing that's a good defender, and that was something we were really looking for. She has a nice mid-range jumper, works really hard, and comes from an excellent AAU program."
Coach Tanya Warren:
"Amanda will be a nice addition to our inside game. She is a strong and mobile post player with the ability to step out and knock down the open shot. … Brooke is a feisty guard who will have the ability to play multiple positions for us. She is a very good defender and has the ability to be a very good three-point shooter for us. We love the intangibles she brings."
Coach Muffet McGraw:
"Natalie is the best player in Canada for her age. She really had a great summer with the Canadian National Team, and because of that, she wasn't out on the recruiting circuit, but she's definitely a top 25 player. She's unlike any player we've had in the past, in that she's 6-3 and she can post up, but she can also step outside and hit the 3. She can rebound, she can defend, she can score and we're expecting big things from Natalie. … Ariel is going to help us in the press. She can rebound, she can run and she gives us some really good size. … Kayla is going to be a really valuable person for us, particularly when Lindsay [Schrader] and Ashley [Barlow] graduate, because she's a mix of the two. She has the potential to be a McDonald's All-American this year, and we think that she can come in and make an impact for us right away."
Coach Semeka Randall:
"Erin is a bigger guard that can play multiple positions. She has the ability to stretch defenses with her long-range shooting. Not only does she have great outside touch, but she can also contribute with her mid-range game. Her fundamental play, strong work ethic and high basketball IQ will fit very well with our system. … Shavon has special talent. She is a bigger guard that is very athletic who can excel both in the open court and in the half court. She has the ability to finish in traffic and make spectacular plays. Shavon has the ability to guard multiple positions, and her style of play will also fit well with the players we already have in the program."
Coach Sherri Coale:
"I can't wait for our fans to see this little guard in action. Aaryn is a lightning quick athlete who is an explosive scorer. She can break down defenders off the dribble and get to the rim in a blink of the eye, but ironically, her 3-point shot has made her famous. If she commits to defending, she could also become a ball handler's worst nightmare. She is just a gifted, gifted athlete. … Nicole is a three-time state champion, who is working on number four. At 6-foot-6 she obviously gives us something we don't have. Her length enables her to affect a lot of shots around the rim and makes her a constant threat on offense, but she has a complete skill set as well. She's a good passer and a solid perimeter shooter."I expect her to develop quickly and add another element to the versatility of our post group. … Morgan is a perfect fit for our program. She combines a versatile skill set with an outstanding basketball IQ and a relentless work ethic. She plays for a fantastic high school coach, and therefore is as well prepared as she can possibly be to make the transition to Division I basketball."She's flown under the radar of national rankings because she has not played summer basketball on an all-star team, but Morgan Hook is one of the best guards in the country. She makes it look easy. She's an excellent passer, a pure shooter, and a serious student of the game. And she's a winner. She just finds a way to get it done. … Jacqueline comes from an obvious athletic lineage, and as a high school senior she has barely begun to scratch the surface of her potential. She will be a great compliment to our cadre of posts as she is rangy and explosive."What sold me on Jac, though, was her attention at our summer camp and her desire to learn and improve. She is absolutely starving to soak up knowledge of this game. … Alexann is a relentless worker," Coale said. "She is the product of Sooner parents and her passion, not just for basketball but for this University, is undeniable. She is a tough, hard-nosed guard who only knows one way to play—full out. She's fast and spunky and she will run through a wall if you ask her to. She will make us better."
Coach Kurt Budke:
"Tiffany Bias is considered one of the best point guards in this nation. She will have a tremendous opportunity to come in as a freshman, like Andrea Riley, and run the point from Day One. … There will be nobody tougher come onto this campus than Jenni Bryan. There will be nobody with more heart or toughness at practice each day. She is nothing but a winner. … Jazmyn Dorsett is a tremendous athlete that can shoot the three. She guarded as well as anybody I saw during the summer. … Vicky is a legitimate 6-6 and her reach is 6-10. We felt we had to have somebody come in that could guard the big centers in this league. Her best days are ahead of her. … Kendra brings something to the four spot that we don't have. She can shoot the three. We found out with (former Cowgirl) Maria Cordero how valuable it was to have a post player that could do that. She can post you and she can shoot the three."
Coach Paul Westhead:
"We have two extremely talented senior guards right now, so we knew signing a guard would be vital. Ariel is a player who could have the opportunity to play right away next year. She is capable of being a scorer at the collegiate level, and is also capable of handling the ball in the fast break system. Ariel played in some very high-profile games this summer with her AAU team, and met those challenges. … Deanna is a special player with attributes that are not always easy to find for the speed game. She has the skill and athleticism to play multiple positions in the uptempo system, but also brings some size that will be much-needed defensively and under the basket. … Danielle was a bit under the radar, but her performance at the End of the Trail Tournament really caught our attention. The majority of our post players are juniors, so we knew the importance of bringing more frontcourt players for the program. She is a highly-skilled 6-foot-2 post player that can shoot, pass, rebound and handle the ball."
Coach LaVonda Wagner:
"Classye has a tremendous defensive presence on the floor and will be able to apply pressure to opposing guards, turning her defense into offense" Wagner said. "She can also score off the dribble drive, has an excellent mid-range game, and has the ability to shoot the three-pointer. Her free throw line offense is also a great attribute to her strength at the guard spot. … Alyssa can play the point, shooting guard, and wing positions" Wagner said. "Her court vision is excellent and that will create scoring opportunities for herself and her teammates. She will give opposing teams trouble because of her size on the perimeter. She is a big guard who will present matchup problems for the opposition. Alyssa has a great upside and has always been a Beaver at heart."
Coach Coquese Washington:
"Maggie is definitely going to add some depth at the guard spot. She's a phenomenal outside shooter and she will stretch the defense with her deep range. She is fearless, she doesn't care if she misses her first 15 shots, and she just has an unshakable belief in her ability to make plays. She plays with a high level of confidence. … Talia continues to add size in the post for us. That is something we are constantly trying to do is get bigger and athletic in the post and Talia definitely helps that. She's a very defensive-minded post player. She is a very strong defender and rebounder. I think she is going to give us a great compliment to Nikki [Greene] and Janessa [Wolff] in the post. … Ariel is a tremendous athlete for us and will play a combination three-four. Her game is still evolving, but she is a great athlete with very good length. She can play inside and outside and she can defend practically every position on the floor. She will be a very versatile player for us and will give us the opportunity to do a lot of different things offensively and defensively."
Coach Julie Rousseau:
"Robie is an amazing young woman with great character and humility. She will come in and positively impact our program immediately with not only her play, but her person. Robie was our biggest priority for the 2010 class and when we received her commitment, we knew we were getting someone special."
"When Kyra came on her official visit she fit right in to the Pittsburgh family. She's lean, tall, athletic, unbelievable on the boards and has an uncanny knack for blocking shots. … Marquel comes from a great program and has always played with a fantastic AAU team. Her explosiveness allows her to do so many things. She's really good off the dribble and can pull up and hit the jump shot. … Asia is a pure athlete with her best days ahead of her. She didn't play AAU this past summer, but we believe she is the best kept secret out there. I would compare her to Shavonte Zellous when we signed her."
Coach Sherri Murrell:
"Allie is going to be a great addition to the Viking team. Allie comes from one of the most successful high school programs in the Northwest and her combination of toughness, competitiveness and basketball smarts will allow her to make a great impact in all positions on the floor. … We are so excited to have Keaton join the Vikings. Keaton has the mobility to play with our up-tempo style and yet brings a much needed physicality to compliment our existing post play. Keaton's play on the low block and knack for rebounding will make her a welcomed addition to this team."
Coach Sharon Versyp:
"Courtney is a true point guard who is tough, focused and determined. She can score off the dribble and has very good three-point range. We are so excited for Courtney to become a Boilermaker because she brings a hard-nosed, tough mentality and leadership qualities that we need from a point guard. She has great passing skills and knows how to set up the defense, whether it is in the half court or in the open floor, getting her teammates involved. She is a great all-around player. She fits our Purdue style and will add to our up-tempo pace. She is a three-sport athlete, has been elected class president all four years, is an honor roll student, an active member in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and makes it a point to give back to the community. … Dee Dee is one of the most versatile players that we have recruited. Her natural position is small forward. She is a slasher with the ability to drive to the basket to create her own shot and she should be one of the best defender's on the team. Dee Dee can play point guard and shooting guard. Her athletic ability, her length and quickness can cause havoc for opponents. She has strong offensive and defensive skills, is an excellent ball handler and a strong rebounder. She is a very hard worker and will add to our up-tempo pace and defensive pressure. Her size will cause mismatch problems when playing the point or shooting guard position, which is a big asset. We are thrilled to have Dee Dee in our program. She always wanted to be a Boilermaker and we're glad that the time is now here. She is an amazing person who gives a lot of herself to her school and community activities. Dee Dee has been on the honor roll every year and is involved with volleyball and many community service initiatives as well."
Coach Greg Williams:
"Jessica is very athletic and she runs extremely well She is a good passer and is smart player on the court who can also defend on the perimeter against smaller players and can play
in the post. … Brittany is very athletic and quick who can shoot the three. She gives us flexibility in playing her at the one or two positions."
Leah is an excellent athlete with great size for the perimeter and great strength. She is a very competitive player and enjoys the tough battles. That will help her in our league and with our schedule. She is a highly motivated student and athlete, but off the court she is a fun person to be around. … Kris is a very versatile scoring guard who has great size and strength," said Shafer. "She is always on the attack. She brings athleticism and a good knowledge of the game to our team. She has an incredible work ethic, is a great student and an even better person. … Gen is a very athletic, long, forward. She jumps incredibly quick and she has the ability to come back down from her jump and go right back up quickly, which is unique. She is a good passer for a player that has played inside her whole career. I believe Gen will immediately make her impact felt on the defensive end and as a rebounder. She is a good scorer and has put up some huge numbers in high school. … Lauren brings good size and a tremendous skill set to our program. Her size has kept her in the forward position most of her career, but she has worked hard to have guard skills. She is a coach's daughter, so she has been around the game a lot and has a great understanding of basketball. She is also a tremendous student and a great fit for the University of Richmond."
Coach C. Vivian Stringer:
"Daisha is an explosive guard, who loves to compete. She has tremendous athleticism and can change speeds at the drop of a hat. I am excited she decided to remain in the state of New Jersey, which shows true pride and passion."
Coach Ed Swanson:
"Ericka is a dynamic point guard that will help us right from the start. She can lead our up-tempo pace and can bring a defensive intensity to the court. … Enjoli is a really athletic post player who will give us a physical presence in the middle. She will strengthen our rebounding efforts and should be a presence immediately for the Pioneers. … Elise is a post player with terrific footwork. She moves very well and will be an impact player for us."
Coach Shimmy Gray-Miller:
"I compare Desirae Ball to [current SLU junior] Lauren Woods. She possesses similar athleticism, versatility, defensive prowess, infectious leadership skills and off-the-court personality. Because of her strength, toughness and ability to impact the game on both ends of the floor, I expect Dez to be in the mix for playing time when she arrives on campus. She is a natural leader who hates to lose, expects to win and loves to compete, and she is pure energy on and off the court. She is quick enough to defend smaller guards at our level but strong enough to play the wing spot. I know Dez will be a favorite because our fans appreciate tough players who sacrifice their bodies to make big plays. … Halee Castleman was our first commitment of the 2010 class. She will remind a lot of people of Katie Paganelli because of her build, size and scorer's mentality. The things that stood out to us as we evaluated Halee were her toughness and work ethic. She plays with a swagger and confidence you cannot teach. I love that in a recruit. Halee is a gym rat who will flourish under our tutelage. … Lorreal Jones is the most athletic player we have recruited during my tenure. She is a natural small forward with perimeter skills that we will continue to develop. Lorreal is versatile, competitive and a tenacious rebounder who will immediately compete for playing time. She is a winner and a natural leader who has started for one of the top programs in Michigan since she was a freshman. The sky is the limit for Lo, and we are thrilled to sign a player of her caliber. … Coaches always look to replicate the success they have had in certain areas or with certain types of players. We obviously have had a great deal of success with Amanda Kemezys in the post. Jenna Mueller is similar to a young Amanda, except with better mobility and athleticism. She came to our individual camp not on our radar, and she left with a scholarship offer. Jenna has great size, a soft shooting touch and excellent hands, and she moves well for a player her size. She will benefit greatly from coach [Erick] Schork's strength and conditioning program. Because of her attitude, work ethic and desire to be great, we have no doubt Jenna will have a great college career as an A-10 post. … You can't go wrong signing a player like Abby Willis. She has an amazing sports pedigree and grew up in an environment that fostered competition and valued hard work. As a person, student and player, she embodies what we have identified as the characteristics of Billiken women's basketball - hard work, passion, discipline, toughness and success. Abby has had excellent coaching and understands the nuances of the game better than most players her age. She is skilled and fundamentally sound, and she wants to be a Billiken. She came here for summer camp and won us over in two hours with her tenacity and hard work. It also didn't hurt that she is a great shooter who shot lights out all summer."
Coach Mike Morris:
"Shelby is a scoring point guard, who can play the point as well as the two-guard. She has the ability to shoot threes, drive the ball and can really pass the ball as well. We think she will be a perfect fit for our team and program. … Christy is a very skilled post player, who, at 6-foot-4 will bring a new dimension to our team with her size. She has the ability to shoot the three and is an excellent passer. Her skills fit perfectly what we look for in a `P' and we think she has a tremendous amount of upside."
Coach Cindy Fisher:
"Kameron's size and versatility will make an immediate impact in our program. She has amazing strength and athleticism that will allow her to be a significant presence in the post. We have watched Kameron develop and grow over the years into an aggressive and assertive young player that will be exciting to watch. … Cheyenne is the total package as far as size, strength, quickness and athletic ability. Her ability to play inside or out will add to our depth and she will create a lot of tough match-up problems for our opponents. Cheyenne is a very intelligent player and has the potential to lead this league in a variety of categories. She will be a very exciting player to follow through her career at USD. … Nicole is an amazing leader and a great floor general. Nicole's ability to distribute the ball as well as score makes her invaluable as a player. I love the confidence and composure she brings to the floor every day and her work ethic is second to none. I am really excited to get her in a Torero uniform and bring that natural leadership to this program. … Amy's athleticism is going to add a great deal of depth to our guard play," said Fisher. "She is a great slasher and has the ability to shoot it and score in a variety of ways. Amy is the ultimate competitor and has shown great leadership on all of the teams that she has been associated with. I expect Amy to make an easy transition to the next level and contribute right away."
Coach Beth Burns:
"Jasmine is a terrific fit for our style of play. She is extremely long and athletic and has a great upside. At 6-2 ½, she has excellent face-up skills and has been well schooled by her dad, who is the boys coach at LCA, and challenged by her brother, who is a junior on the University of Portland basketball team. … Melissa is a big-time combo guard - she was the No. 1 guard prospect in our sights from the beginning of the recruiting process. She has a silky smooth game, a big strong body, and as a lefty, can score in multiple ways. She played in a great club program [Cal Storm Team Taurasi] and competed and flourished against the best age-group national competition. Melissa has the tools to become a major impact player for the Aztecs."
Coach Joan Bonvicini:
"We are excited to sign Ashley Ward. She is the embodiment of a Seattle University student-athlete. She owns a 3.4 cumulative grade point average, is a hard worker, smart, and a winner. I am glad she is joining the SeattleU family and excited that she is my first signee here at SU."
Coach Phyllis Mangina:
"Nicosia is a special athlete who can play three different positions on the floor. She is very intelligent and knows how to win. Nicosia comes from one of the great high school programs in the country and has the talent to really help our program. … Jazzmine has excelled in one of the country's top high school programs, as well as with the Boo Williams AAU team. She is a winner in every sense of the word. Jazzmine has great quickness, can play multiple positions, and will improve our team's speed and athleticism. … We are so thrilled to have one of the great high school players from New Jersey join us at Seton Hall. Elaine can excel both inside and outside and her versatility will allow us to really open things up on the offensive and defensive ends. … Dee Dee is one of the top point guards in the country and another New Jersey player who wants to be a part of what we are building. She is an outstanding player from one of the top high school programs in the state, and her tenacity and will to win will be huge for us. … Tiffani comes from a strong program in Ohio and brings an attitude and toughness that will help our team. She works extremely hard and brings an infectious enthusiasm to everything she does."
Coach Rhonda Rompola:
"The beauty of this class is that all three are from good high school programs. They are used to winning basketball games and those are the kinds of players you want on your team."
Coach Joye Lee-McNelis:
"Janairrika is a very talented post player who possesses abilities to play with her back to the basket and facing the basket. Janairrika gives us the strength and the body size that we need to compete against stronger opponents. She is one player who when you watch, it's easy to know that she possesses a love for the game because she is always smiling. She's a first-class young lady and fits the mold of being a Lady Eagle – workers are winners. … Harrison Central's twins are expected to bring double excitement to the Lady Eagle program. We have been recruiting them since they were in the eighth grade. I appreciate their understanding of how important they are to our program and honoring a commitment to be a part of Lady Eagle basketball. Both of these young ladies are first-class people and have dreams to reach their full potential. The versatility of these two to play on the perimeter and in the paint gives us a great one-two punch. It is a great opportunity for their family and friends to able to share in their college experience. … Jamierra is the most highly rated player we have signed since we have been at Southern Miss. Jamierra is a tremendous athlete who has the ability to defend some of the best and can distribute the ball to her scorers. She is going to be a fun player to watch. Her desire to go all out on every possession makes me smile. She also possesses the qualities that we look for in a Lady Eagle – first class young lady with dreams and a willingness to work."
Coach Rick Pietri:
"Ronneka Robertson is a physically strong, well-skilled athlete who will have a physical presence for us. She has a collegiate body right now and we look forward to her making a positive contribution as soon as she gets here. Like all freshmen, she will have to learn the adjustment to the different level of play, but with Ronneka, we definitely know we have a lot of positives to work with."
Coach Tara VanDerveer:
"We are very excited to welcome Sara and Toni to the Stanford family. They are very competitive, very talented athletes and will each do very well here at Stanford. They will contribute immediately to this team and as exceptional individuals both on the court and in the classroom, I look forward to Sara and Toni being very successful here at Stanford. … We are very excited that Chiney has signed with Stanford, she brings a great combination of size, talent, versatility and aggressiveness to this program. We expect that she will make great contributions to our team and we know that she is a very special player."
Coach Jim Crowley:
"Ashley comes from a very good high school program and great AAU program and really has the versatility we like to have out of our forwards. … D'Asia is someone who lives for the game, just loves it and can really put it in the basket in a lot of different ways. She'll create some match up situations in the way we play."
Coach Quentin Hillsman:
"Rachel [Coffey] is one of the top point guards in the country. She's a very good player off of the bounce, and it's very tough to keep her in front of you. She can get into the paint at any time and she's a very good passer. She's a very good floor general. She is a point guard that can come in and make an immediate impact. … Jelleah [Sidney] is a very tenacious and tough defender. She can guard four positions, and is a very good rebounder. She makes open shots and she's a fierce competitor. … Tiara [Butler] is a very good catch-and-shoot guard and has very good size. She plays really well in the mid-range and has a very high basketball IQ. She has played at a high level for a long time with her summer program – she has been in the circuit since eighth grade. She's a very good offensive talent. … Phylesha [Bullard] is a big guard with catch-and-shoot capabilities. She's very good in the mid-range, a very good defender and hardworking wing player. … Lashay [Taft] is an incredible shooter. She gets the ball out to about 25 feet with consistency, and is very good off of the bounce. She's a kid who has gotten better every year and is set to make an immediate impact on the perimeter, shooting the basketball."
Coach Gail Goestenkors:
"Chelsea already has an incredible understanding of the game, and she is a player that makes everyone around her better. She is one of those players who will take charge, make the extra pass and hit the open three. Chelsea has the potential to be one of the greatest leaders I have ever coached. … Chassidy is an excellent athlete. always pushes the tempo, and she is a very scrappy player that is constantly diving for loose balls and taking charges. She can beat you in a variety of ways and has a great knack for scoring. I don't think there is another player in the country that works as hard as she does. … Anne Marie is a small-town farm girl that has big dreams and the work ethic to make them come true. She is a relentless rebounder, an excellent high post passer and will be a presence around the basket. Anne Marie is a work horse, and she only knows one way to play - all out, all the time. … Tiffany is extremely versatile. She is strong and athletic, and is another great all-around player that can play many positions on the court. She is one of the best defensive players coming out of high school, and she almost averaged a triple-double during her junior season. She does a little bit of everything, whether it is scoring, assists or rebounds."
Coach Gary Blair:
"Karla has great fundamentals and great ball skills. She averaged 22 points and 12 rebounds for the adidas National Team and was the most valuable player this summer in Japan. Karla has a chance to be great for us inside. When we lose Damitria Buchanan this year, she will be a force in the paint and will be a very good balance between Kelsey Assarian and Danielle Adams. This will allow us to have three legitimate Big 12 post players who can play the five or four position. … Kristen is a young lady who has been to our Elite Basketball Camp and our campus a number of times. We feel very fortunate to sign her. If I could compare her to any A&M player past or present on the men's side, it would be Dominique Kirk. She is an all-around player who can do a lot of things on the court. Kristen can come in and compete for playing time at any of the guard positions. She is strong and has the ability to be a good rebounder. She can also score and defend."
Coach Samantha Morrow:
"Malaika is an intelligent guard. She played for a successful summer team and is a great high school program. She is so competitive and just enjoys playing the game. We are always looking for good guards that can come in and play for us and she will fit in really well. … She is a bigger forward for us and we are looking for her to come in and hopefully play some Shalyn Martin minutes. She runs the floor really well and shoots the ball well. She is very competitive, takes the ball to the hole and has a good mid-range jump shot. … Desherra will bring a lot of size for us. She's 6-2 and runs the floor exceptionally well. She will be the type of player that can play with her back to the basket or be at the elbow-free throw line."
Coach Jeff Mittie:
"We also needed to add some guard depth and guard shooting ability, which we have been successful at adding over the last few years. Jacqueline and Meagan are two of the better shooters that we saw all summer, and I've been familiar with those two players for quite some time. … Latricia is an excellent shot blocker. Not only is she a terrific athlete, she also possesses a good, soft touch inside. … Briesha is a physical wing who can score both inside and out. I thought it was critical for us to continue to get more physical at the wing spot, and this signing accomplishes that goal. … Jacqueline is a great shooter. That was exhibited by the fact that she was her district's MVP. She projects as a solid combo guard. … Aron is a lengthy wing and great shot blocker. She has a big wingspan. We went into the recruiting process thinking we needed to be able to erase more plays in the paint, and she does that. She also possesses the ability to step away from the rim and score. … Meagan is a jet-quick point guard who can also shoot it from 25 feet. She has played a lot of games and played the point her whole life. She knows how to plays to her strengths, and there isn't a better ball handler in the country."
Coach Kristy Curry:
"Kelsi is an impact at the forward position that we expect to contribute early in her career. She is a hardnosed competitor who loves both ends of the floor. She is a true student of the game who possesses a will to win that is second to none. We recruited her from the minute we got to Tech and her loyalty throughout the process speaks volumes about her character. … Antiesha is a tremendous athlete who possesses a mid-range game that sets her apart on the perimeter. We love her work ethic and the personality she brings on a daily basis to all her endeavors. We feel like she has a tremendous upside and her best is ahead of her as a player. … We feel like Haley is the sleeper in this class. She brings size and a basketball IQ that will be a tremendous addition to our team. She played extremely well on the summer circuit and really thrived against a high level of competition. She is a model student athlete and will bring high standards to this program that will be infectious to her teammates. … Ebony brings size and athleticism that can really add depth to our frontcourt. She has a physical frame and possesses the ability to score down low and step out on the perimeter and hit the three."
Coach Tricia Cullop:
"Mariah is a post player who can score from inside or out. She has a variety of post moves already under her belt, can shoot with both hands and crashes the boards hard for rebounds. She also is a talented shot blocker, runs the floor well and loves to compete. … Janelle is a point guard who has exceptional speed and athleticism. She is a tenacious on-ball defender, has explosive quickness driving to the basket, and can score in a variety of ways. She also has great court vision and unselfishly distributes the ball to her teammates. She will fit in perfectly with our up-tempo style of play."
Coach Lisa Stockton:
"Whitney's ability to rebound and defend set her apart from other players her size. I believe Whitney has the potential to be an impact player in Conference USA. … Katye has had great success in a very strong high school basketball program. She is probably best known for her accurate 3-point shooting, but Katye is a very well-rounded and fundamental player. … Rhea is a tremendous competitor and leader. Her defensive savvy along with her ability to score make her the complete package. … We are excited to add Ashley to the recruiting class. She is a true post player who can defend and rebound very well. I believe Ashley will continue to develop as a player and will contribute quickly to our basketball program."
Coach Charlene Thomas-Swinson:
"I am excited about these four women becoming a part of our program. These players understand what it is like to win championships, and their athleticism alone is going to aid in our up-tempo style of program."
Coach Lindsay Gottlieb:
"Nicole is a pure point guard and a true leader. She has the ability to break down the defense off the dribble and create scoring opportunities for herself or her teammates. She can push the ball in transition and control the tempo of the game. She is quick and tough - both physically and mentally - and she's the type of player you want on your side. … Melissa has an ability to score that is truly special. Whether it's knocking down the three, getting to the free throw line, scoring in transition or off of set plays, she is incredibly difficult to defend. She is a complete guard that will fit in really well with our style of play."
Coach Elaine Elliott:
"This is an exciting class. An impact class. This class gives us a strong core for the future."
Coach Keith Freeman:
"Maegan is part of a very successful high school program. She has a knack for scoring. She also has the ability to pass the basketball. … Tabitha comes from a great program winning back-to-back state titles. We love her versatility, work ethic, and cerebralness. … Liz is a very good shooter and passer. She has the versatility of playing both inside as well as outside. … Stefanie has a huge upside. She has great hands, shooting touch, and enthusiasm to play basketball. We are excited when we can sign one of the best local players in the area. She will join several previously successful Valpo High School players to come play for the Crusaders including Jeanette Gray and Sarrah Stricklett."
Coach Melanie Balcomb:
"Kayci will be an intimidating force in the paint. With the addition of Kayci's size and skill, our frontcourt could be the best it has been in years. … Christina has proven she is one of the top guards in the country. She is a fierce competitor who is a threat to score anytime the ball is in her hands. … Tori's size, skill and versatility will add another dimension to our post play. She can score, rebound and is an excellent shot-blocker. … Jasmine is a dynamic floor leader who is perfect for our uptempo style of play. She can attack off the dribble, drain the three and create for her teammates."
Coach Beth Cunningham:
"Andrea is a proven scorer at the collegiate level. Her ability to impact us on both ends of the floor is going to be critical, especially with the graduation of the guards we have in this senior class. … Jackie fills a tremendous need for us in her ability to spread the floor with her long-range shooting. We identified her not only as one of the best shooters out there, but as a kid with versatility to find a number of ways to put the ball in the basket. … Shekinah is a tough, hard-nosed post player that will bring a lot of versatility and depth to our interior game. Her fearlessness, physical nature, and work ethic will be a real asset in our program. … Sonia is another proven scorer that brings a physical presence at the guard position. She has a natural feel for the game and competitive nature that we feel will be an asset in understanding what it takes to win. … Robyn has a tremendous upside with her size, athleticism, and versatility at her position. She is going to be a great fit with our style of play and the number of different ways we think she can impact us on the floor. … Zakia's passion and intensity for the game and how hard she plays is second to none. She is a lockdown type of defender and a real playmaker on the offensive end of the floor.
Coach Beth Dunkenberger :
"Forwards Nia Evans and Torri Hines-Allen are similar in that they both led their teams to state championship titles last season. They are relentless on the boards and will help the Hokies lock down the paint on both ends of the court. … Brittni Montgomery is a long lean, shot-blocking machine who possesses a soft shooting touch as well. … Monet Tellier is a physical guard whose competitive spirit is immediately recognized when she steps on the court. … Point guard Kyani White is the best ballhandler I have seen in a long time. While her dribbling, passing and scoring get her noticed, her defensive intensity sets her apart."
Coach Mike Petersen:
"Chelsea Douglas is a very good point guard with good straight line speed. She's very good with the ball and certainly will be able to come in and play the style we want to play at the pace we want to play. She's really a gym rat, she really loves the game and had as a skill set that fits very well with what we do. … Erin Hall is out of a great high school program. She's been very well coached in high school, she's a great shooter. We really wanted to sign somebody in this class that can shoot the ball from 3-point range and she can definitely do that. … Jaymee Carnes a very skilled at the perimeter-post, a power forward. She can shoot the ball from range and she is a great passer. She's very versatile. She can play on the block, she can play outside, she's got good size and really understands the game. … Lindsy Wright is very strong and very athletic in the post. She's a great rebounder, a very good defender, she can really score around the basket and 15 feet or so. She's a very good athlete."
Coach Tia Jackson:
"Mercedes is someone we have been recruiting since the first day my staff and I stepped in to Husky country. She brings a court savvy that radiates in a multitude of ways-- 3 point shooting, open court passing, and mid range game, just to name a few. She really understands what winning is about. … Marjie has a relentless pursuit when it comes to rebounding the basketball and the uncanny ability to finish around the basket versus extreme contact. … She brings an athleticism that is comparable to any opponent we will face in the upcoming years. She's a long limbed wing player and uses her length well for defensive and rebounding prowess."
Coach June Daugherty:
"After signing Katie Grad in 2007 and Carly Noyes in 2008, we are also excited that we were able to attract the finest player in the state for the third consecutive year. Brandi Thomas is no doubt the best athlete that has come through Washington in a long time. … We are extremely excited for each of our three signees to join our program. They are phenomenal athletes, wonderful people and outstanding students. This is a program on the rise, and they will each play a key role in helping us achieve our program's goals."
Coach Mike Carey:
"Brooke is a coach on the floor and has a great understanding of the game. She can shoot the three and play either the point or shooting guard positions. She's extremely versatile and
handles the ball very well. She will be a joy to coach and we're excited she's going to be a Mountaineer. … Jessica is another versatile player who can play several perimeter positions for us. She really pushes well on the break and is very athletic at multiple positions and is extremely active on both sides of the floor on offense and defense. She will be a great Mountaineer on and off the floor in this program. … Taylor is a great shooter that can also play the point or shooting guard positions. She's extremely active on defense and has great knowledge of the game. We're excited she's going to be a Mountaineer next year."
Coach Karen Middleton:
"Melanie is a 6-5 center who has great hands and runs the floor well," Middleton said. "This summer, Mel took her game to another level. She can score going left or right, and her best year's are ahead of her. … Shauna is an extremely athletic post player. She can jump out of the gym and score in a variety of ways. Shauna is a game changer that will continue to grow in our system due to her versatility and scoring ability. … Rena is an intelligent point guard who can score any number of ways. She has a high basketball IQ, loves to run in transition and is extremely aggressive defensively. She is a competitor that will make everyone around her better. … Kristen is an athletic and versatile guard. She is able to handle the ball in transition, post up in the paint, or step out and hit the three. Kristen is a student of the game and works extremely hard to improve each day. She is a true competitor on the court and in the classroom."
Coach Mary Taylor Cowles:
"Chaney is a very intelligent player, and can really be that coach on the floor. I think she's going to be a great fit for us both on and off the court. Chaney is just a hard worker and a great student of the game. She will compete every day in practice for us, and is the kind of player that will make it tough to keep her off the floor. … Mimi is a very talented post player coming from a very athletic family. She's got the ability to step in early on do some really good things for us with her height and athleticism. With her basketball knowledge and background, I think Mimi is going to be a great asset for us during her career."
Coach Tasha McDowell:
"Rachel is a tall, strong, low block player. She is deceptively athletic and quick for her size. She has great hands and feet and sees the floor well. Rachel loves contact down low and is competitive as they come. … Corie is a strong versatile point guard with a high basketball IQ. She is an extremely competitive player that can run the team, score off the dribble or beyond the arc. She has amazing court vision and makes everyone around her better. Corie is one of the best point guards in the state of Michigan and we are thrilled that she decided to stay at home. … Brianna is force to be reckoned with on the block. She is strong and very versatile and can play on the block as well as face up to the basket. Briana a true competitor and a talented rebounder. … Andrea is very agile, runs the floor well, has great hands and a nice touch around the basket. She already has so many good skills for someone of her size. Andrea has the potential to have an amazing career."
Coach Debbie Taylor:
"Kaitlyn is a strong, physical presence who can score on the block and also step out and hit the three. Her superior passing skills, scoring versatility and strong work ethic position her to have an immediate impact on our team. She continues to improve every time we see her play. … Victoria really expanded and improved her game this past year. She has good size, a well rounded skill set and is an intense competitor. She is a great fit for our system as she runs the floor and rebounds extremely well, can play multiple positions and can score from anywhere on the court. We are looking for her to have an exceptional senior year and a tremendous career with the Tribe."
Coach Bridgett Williams:
"This is one of the best recruiting classes we have had during my time at Wright State. I am excited about the seven young ladies that have committed and the great families they come from. I know they will have an impact in our community and on our program immediately."
Coach Joe Legerski:
"We are pleased to had Kaylee Hoffman to the Wyoming basketball program. She has great size and plays with a great deal of intensity, while providing depth at the guard line."
Coach Kevin McGuff:
"I am incredibly excited to welcome six outstanding young women to our program. My staff did an amazing job identifying student-athletes that will positively impact our university both on and off the court. This class is extremely talented and I have confidence this group can help maintain our status as an elite program."
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