Lindsey Duvall, a 5-foot-9 point guard and the No. 10 prospect in the espnW HoopGurlz Super 60 for the 2017 class, has given a verbal commitment to Kentucky.
"I really connected with Coach [Matthew] Mitchell and his staff on my home visit and really enjoyed meeting my future teammates when I visited the Kentucky campus," said Duvall, a junior at Bullitt East (Mt. Washington, Kentucky). "That is what did it for me -- that gut feeling that told me in my heart that being a Kentucky Wildcat was the right choice."
Duvall also had been considering South Carolina, Michigan, Colorado, Ohio State and Louisville.
Duvall, who averaged 23.7 points per game as a sophomore, gives Kentucky a legitimate backcourt star. She is a scoring machine, well on her way to finding the 3,000-point plateau in her high school career.
The NCAA early signing period for the senior class opens next week, and Kentucky has verbals from 6-foot guard Lindsey Corsaro, the No. 35 prospect in the nation, and Chanin Scott, a three-star athletic sleeper.
But with Duvall's addition, it is Kentucky's 2017 class that is really standing out. In addition to Duvall, the Wildcats have verbals from Madison Treece, the No. 30 prospect in the Super 60, and Kameron Roach, ranked 58th.
In the past three weeks, Kentucky has lost three players from its current roster. Junior Linnae Harper, who averaged 11.4 points and a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game in 34 contests (17 starts) last season, intends to transfer. On Tuesday, Mitchell announced that freshman Morgan Rich would transfer. And on Oct. 15 guard Chrishae Rowe, an Oregon transfer who would have been eligible after the fall semester, was dismissed from the team for failing to uphold program standards.