Here are the nation’s top 85 recruiting classes for 2014 according to the All Star Girls Report. This list includes all reported commitments/signees as of noon on Nov. 13. Updates will follow as more decisions are reported.
Now in its 18th year, the All Star Girls Report is the leader in women’s basketball scouting. ASGR’s rankings are compiled by veteran analyst Bret McCormick. ASGR members can log in and view the complete updated rankings at www.ASGR.info.
1. Connecticut: Gabby Williams, No. 2, 5’11 PG; Sadie Edwards, No. 6, 5’10 SG; Courtney Ekmark, No. 8, 6’0 SG.
McCormick on the Huskies: “Gabby Williams is one of the best players I’ve ever seen. She’s like Maya Moore in that she could play just about any position. She does it all on the court, and she has Olympic potential in the high jump. Sadie is a combo guard who is a great athlete. She’s tremendous off the bounce with a nice floater in the lane. She is a big time scorer, but she will involve her teammates. Courtney is a high IQ player. She is a great shooter with deep range, and she is a gym rat who has a unique understanding of the game. Courtney Ekmark will make her mark at Connecticut.”
2. UCLA: Recee’ Caldwell, No. 7, 5-7, CG; Jordin Canada, No. 9, 5-7, PG; LaJahna Drummer, No. 10, 6-3, PF; Monique Billings, No. 17, 6-3, C; Kelli Hayes, No. 43, 6-1, SG.
McCormick on the Bruins: “UCLA had commitments from two great backcourt recruits, and then they recently added to talented frontcourt players. Canada can run the show, Caldwell is a strong combo guard, and Billings is a great athlete with a great skill set in the post. Drummer is another talented 6-3 player.”
3. Notre Dame: Brianna Turner, No. 4, 6-4, PF; Katherine Westbeld, No. 21, 6’1 PF, Mychal Johnson, No. 50, 5-8, PG.
McCormick on the Fighting Irish: “Turner gives Notre Dame yet another truly elite recruit. She is a versatile player who could fill a number of roles. Westbeld is a four-three player who is very skilled. She can rebound, she has a great feel for the game, and she will have a great career in South Bend. Johnson is a true point guard with a high basketball IQ.”
4. Duke: Sierra Calhoun, No. 13, 6-1, SG; Azura Stevens, No. 27, 6-4, PF; Lynee Belton, No. 31, 6-3, PF; Erin Mathias, No. 80, 6-3, PF.
McCormick on the Blue Devils: “Duke added three top-flight recruits. Calhoun is the headliner. She is a big, smooth scoring guard from Christ the King in New York, and she will have an immediate impact. I also think Stevens and Belton will contribute early.”
5. California: Gabby Green, No. 5, 6-2, SG; Mikayla Cowling, No. 30, 5-11, WF.
McCormick on the Golden Bears: “Green is a long, strong athlete who is a point forward type. She knows how to play the game, and she has a well-rounded game. Cowling is an explosive athlete who can score in the paint and on the perimeter. She plays hard, and she always seems to be around the ball.”
6. Louisville: Myisha Hines-Allen, No. 16, 6-2, WF; Mariya Moore, No. 22, 6-0, WF; Sydney Brackemyre, No. 39, 6-1, WF. Ariana Freeman, No. 41, 5-11, SG; Arica Carter, No. 66, 5’9 SG
McCormick on the Cardinals: “They have added a lot of size and athleticism. I think the big prize with this class is Hines-Allen. She is a wing with great size, the type of player who could be headed to the WNBA down the road. She could play the two, three or four for Louisville, and she will have an immediate impact.”
7. Ohio State: Kelsey Mitchell, No. 3, 5-8, PG; Asia Doss, No. 63, 5’6 PG, Makayla Waterman, No. 64, 6-2, PF; Alexa Hart, No. 74, 6-3, C; Chelsie Mitchell, NR, 5-10, F.
McCormick on the Buckeyes: “Kevin McGuff is in his first year as the head coach, and he struck gold quickly. All four of these kids played for the All Ohio Black AAU program. Kelsey Mitchell is the big prize. I think she will have an immediate impact for Ohio State at point guard. Asia Doss is a very athletic guard who is great off the bounce, and she can really score.”
8. Texas: Ariel Atkins, No. 11, 5-11, SG; Brooke McCarty, No. 18, 5-5, PG; Dani Akigbogun, No. 145, 5-9, SG; Tasia Foman, No. 240, 5-6, PG.
McCormick on the Longhorns: “Atkins is a lefty with a good mid-range game and the ability to post up. She took her game to a new level this summer. McCarty is a true point guard with understands the game, and she has a wonderful floater she shoots in the lane. Akigbogun is a banger who has the strength to score after contact, and she plays with a lot of energy. Foman is an intelligent point guard who works hard and plays good defense.”
9. South Carolina: No. 12, JaTarie White, 6-4, C; No. 48, Bianca Cuevas, 5-6, PG; No. 51, Kaydra Duckett, 5-10, SG, Doniyah Cliney, No. 128, 5’8 SG
McCormick on the Gamecocks: “JaTarie is a strong lefty who can score inside or step out to 16 feet. She will have an immediate impact in the post. Bianca has quickness, a great handle, passing skills and NBA three-point range all rolled into a game with flare. Kaydra is an explosive athlete who can score and pass.”
10. Vanderbilt: Paris Kea, No. 38, 5-8, PG; Christa Reed, No. 42, 5-11, SG; Rachel Bell, No. 54, 5-10, PG; Khale’ann Cardon-Goudreau, No. 56, 6’3 WF; Audrey Ann Cardon-Goudreau, No. 82, 6-3, WF.
McCormick on the Commodores: “Vanderbilt already has three Top 50 level perimeter players in their class. I think this group is going to help make them a little more athletic in the future. Reed is a great shooter, Bell is a scorer, and Kea is an athlete who knows how to attack the basket. The Cardon-Goudreau twins are from Canada, and they moved down to the IMG Academy in Florida. The are both fundamentally sound athletes who play hard with inside-outside games.”
11. Tennessee: Jaime Nared, No. 25, 6’0 WF, Alexa Middleton, No. 46, 5-9, PG; Kortney Dunbar, No. 65, 6-1, WF.
McCormick on the Lady Vols: “Nared could play a number of positions on the perimeter. She can hit the three, she can post people up, and she has a mid-range game. Middleton is a Tennessee native who is very fundamental. She shoots the ball well, and she is a hard nosed competitor who knows how to win. Dunbar has unbelievable shooting range. She is a ‘maker,’ not just a shooter.”
12. Stanford: Taylor Rooks, No. 24, 6’0 WF, Brittany McPhee, No. 47, 6-0, SG; Kaylee Johnson, No. 107, 6-2, PF.
McCormick on the Cardinal: “Taylor is a multi-positional player. She is a blue collar player who goes hard, but she has a nice shot to go with her work ethic. Brittany is a four-three player who has a very high motor. She rebounds and she gets to the free throw line a lot. Kaylee has an inside-outside game. She has excellent skills and a good all-around game.”
13. USC: Kaneisha Horn, No. 2 (Alabama Transfer), McKenzie Calvert, No. 37, 5’9 PG, 6-1, F; Alexis Lloyd, No. 50 (Virginia Tech Transfer), No. 53, 6’2, PF, Kristen Simon, 5-9, G; Chyanne Butler, No. 94, 5-5, PG; Amy Okonkow, No. 103, 6-1, PF.
McCormick on the Trojans: “Horn and Lloyd are wings who were both Top 50 recruits coming out of high school. Calvert is an explosive, attacking, scoring guard. She can pass it, but she is more of a scorer. Butler is a very skilled player with deep three-point range, and she knows the game. Okonkwo is a big strong player who has the ability to step outside. I think she is something of a sleeper prospect.”
14. Virginia: No. 26, Mikayla Venson, 5-7, PG; No. 33, Aliya Huland-El, 6-1, WF; No. 70, Lauren Moses, 6-1, PF.
McCormick on the Cavaliers: “Mikayla is a point guard who will make an immediate impact with her athleticism and advanced skill set. Aliya is a great athlete with size, and she could play a number of positions. Lauren is a strong athlete who can score against contact inside. Just a tough, hard-nosed kid.”
15. Maryland: No. 45, Aja Ellison, 6-3, C; No. 55, Kristen Confroy, 5-9, SG; No. 58, Kiara Leslie, 5-11, WF.
McCormick on the Terrapins: “Aja is Pervis Ellison’s daughter, and she has really come on. She is a good athlete who runs well and she scores around the basket. Kristen is a strong combo guard with a great feel for the game, and she can do it all. Kiara is a great athlete. She is a leaper who is strong enough to post enough, and her shooting range reaches out to the arc.”
16. Oklahoma: Peyton Little, No. 24 (Texas A & M Transfer), 5-11, G; Gabrielle Ortiz, No. 29, 5-6, PG; Vionise Pierre-Louis, No. 130, 6’2 C, Cileysa Penzo, No. 217, 5-9, PG; Lanesia Williams, No. 222, 5-7, PG.
McCormick on the Sooners: “Little is a great pickup. She is a fundamental player with a high basketball IQ, and she fits the Oklahoma system. Ortiz is a strong, aggressive combo guard with three-point shooting range. I think she will have an immediate impact. Penzo is a quick, intelligent guard who passes well and has three-point range. Williams is a solid, athletic point guard.”
17. Kentucky: Alexis Jennings, No. 35, 6-2, PF; Alyssa Rice, No. 44, 6-3, C; Jaycee Coe, No. 195, 5-11, WF.
McCormick on the Wildcats: “Jennings is a versatile player who is coming off a very good summer. She can rebound, score inside and face up out to the three-point arc. Rice is a very skilled player with great footwork and the ability to finish with either hand. Rice has tremendous potential. Coe can put the ball on the floor, but she made her mark as a long range shooter.”
18. West Virginia: Abigail Asoro, No. 7 JC, 6-1, PF; ; Kayla Montgomery, No. 11 JC, 6’4 C, Breana McDonald, No. 25 (Georgia Tech Transfer), Krista King, No. 73, 6’3, PF, 6-0, WF; Tyara Warren-Cox, No. 121, 5-8, SG; Dominique Simpson, No. 137, 5-9, SG.
McCormick on the Mountaineers: “They have a commitment from Georgia (McDonald), Texas (Warren-Cox) and Florida (Simpson). McDonald is a great athlete who will fit into Mike Carey’s system. Warren-Cox is an attacking combo guard who has a good feel for the game. Simpson is coming back from a knee injury, and she has a good skill set and three-point range. Montgomery will give a true low post player who can run the floor. Abigail is a native of Sweden, and she is very athletic with a high motor. She is a great rebounder and she runs well. King is a long athlete who likes to face up to the basket.”
19. Georgia Tech: Zaire O’Neil, No. 32, 6-0, PF; Imani Tilford, No. 59, 5-7, PG; Erin Garner, No. 149, 6-4, PF.
McCormick on the Yellow Jackets: “They have picked up three commitments from the Northeast already. O’Neil is their top recruit. She is a 6-0 lefty. She has a very strong body, and an inside-outside game. Tilford is a very explosive point guard who is a scoring machine. Garner is strong and she has good footwork, and she has tremendous potential.”
20. Michigan State: Jasmine Lumpkin, No. 23, 6-0, WF; Alexis Gussert, No. 60, 6-0, WF.
McCormick on the Spartans: “Lumpkin is a freaky athlete with tremendous potential. She is long, she is a leaper, and she is great in the open court. Gussert is a very skilled guard who can pass and shoot, and she is a very high basketball IQ.”
21. Michigan: Katelynn Flaherty, No. 19, 5-7, PG; Emoni Jackson, No. 85, 6-1, PF; Jillian Dunston, No. 98, 6-1, SG; Maria Backman, No. 117, 6-2, SG.
McCormick on the Wolverines: “Michigan has added a 1, 2, 3 and 4. Flaherty is a skilled, tough player who just loves the game. Jackson is a good athlete with a strong body. She works hard and she does all the little things. Dunston is a big guard who can score, and Backman is a wing with great size.”
22. Texas A&M: Khaalia Hillsman, No. 20, 6’4, C.
McCormick on the Aggies: “Khaalia is the third-ranked post player nationally in the class. She is a good athlete with great size, and she has a great drop step and other moves around the basket. She has really taken her game to another level over the past year.”
23. Georgia: Mackenzie Engram, No. 36, 6-2, PF; Jasmine Carter, No. 72, 5-8, SG; Haley Clark, No. 138, 5-9, PG; Pachiyaanna Roberts, No. 173 (Syracuse Transfer), 5-11, F.
McCormick on the Bulldogs: “Engram is a strong athlete who should flourish in Andy Landers’ system. Carter is a very aggressive player who can score in a lot of different ways. Clark is a quick player with a wonderful handle and a great feel for the game. Roberts is a good athlete who is a blue collar type that can help them in a number of ways.”
24. Mississippi State: No. 40, Victoria Vivians, 6-1, WF; No. 100, La’Karis Salter, 6’0 PF, No. 167, Kayla Nevitt, 5-8, SG; No. 243, Morgan William, 5-5, PG; No. 491, Blair Schaefer, 5-8, SG.
McCormick on the Bulldogs: “Victoria is a high-profile in-state recruit. She is a tremendous athlete who has been a prolific scorer. She could be bound for the WNBA down the road. La’Karis is a very strong, athletic body, somewhat like Danielle Adams from Texas A&M. Just like Adams, she does have the ability to be effective when she steps outside. Kayla is a wiry, athlete combo guard who knows how to attack the rim. Morgan an explosive athlete with a very high basketball IQ, and she is creative on the offensive end. Blair is (head coach) Vic’s daughter, and she is an intelligent, hard-nosed player who does it all well.”
25. Baylor: Dekeiya Cohen, No. 49, 6’1 WF, Micayla Buckner, No. 92, 6’3 C
McCormick on the Bears: “Dekeiya is a wonderful athlete with leaping ability and strength. She is a good rebound and defender, and she works hard. Micayla is an in-state kid who can score in the low post. She has good footwork, and she runs the floor really well.”
26. Wake Forest: Amber Campbell, No. 67, 5-8, PG; Nicole Floyd, No. 79, 6-2, PF; Taylor Gordon, No. 102, 5-11, WF.
McCormick on the Demon Deacons: “Wake Forest had a tremendous summer. This is their best class is a long time. Campbell is a very athletic leaper who can score and run the point. Floyd is another explosive athlete. She is also physical and she knows how to seal and score down low, and she is a shot blocker. Gordon is an athletic slasher who knows the game, and she has good shooting range.”
27. Washington: Macy Keen, No. 13 JC, 6-5, C; Kelli Kingma, No. 68, 5-9, PG; Hannah Johnson, No. 83, 6-1, WF.
McCormick on the Huskies: “Keen is a very athletic low post with a lot of physical gifts, and her skills are coming. Kingma; who will be following in the footsteps of her sister, Kristi, at Washington; has a high basketball IQ and a very good skill set. Johnson is a three-four player who is athletic and aggressive.”
28. Miami FL: No. 17 JC, Ashley Jones, 6-1, PF; No. 87, Erykah Davenport, 6’3 C; No. 105, Aisha Edwards, 5’8, SG; No. 150, Khalia Prather, 6’2 PF.
McCormick on the Hurricanes: “Ashley is strong, left-handed athlete with an inside-outside game. She could play the three or four. Erykah is a another strong athlete. She is an active, physical post player. Aisha is a combo guard who can score the ball. She is the type of player who can get on a roll and become almost unstoppable. Khalia had an excellent summer. She uses her body well in the paint, and she knows how to get to the free throw line.”
29. Pittsburgh: Yacine Diop, No. 76, 5’9 SG, Stasha Carey, No. 77, 6-3, PF; Naje Gibson, No. 123, 6-0, PF; Aysia Bugg, No. 146, 5-9, SG.
McCormick on the Panthers: “Yacine is a combo guard who is a great athlete and a lock-down defender. She passes the ball well and knows how to attack the basket. Carey is a skilled, aggressive player who is a good pick up. She will have an immediate impact. Gibson is a good athlete with size. Bugg is a scorer with three-point shooting range.”
30. Illinois: Chatrice White, No. 28, 6-3, PF; Amarah Coleman, No. 206, 5-9, SG; Brooke Kissinger, No. 280, 5-7, PG; Kyley Simmons, No. 389 (Transfer), 5-7, SG.
McCormick on the Illini: “White, who is a very skilled post player out of Nebraska, played AAU ball with Kissinger. Amarah is an athletic, aggressive attacking guard who plays hard and has three-point range. Kyley Simmons is a transfer who started at Missouri.”
31. Alabama: No. 4 JC, Kuaneshia “Co Co” Baker, 5-8, G; No. 158, Hannah Cook, 5-11, SG; No. 168, Meoshanti Knight, 5-9, SG.
McCormick on the Crimson Tide: “Co Co is a very quick backcourt player with a great mid-range game and a wonderful floater. Just a great scorer who also knows how to pass the ball. Hannah is a two-three player with a very high basketball IQ and a tremendous all-around skill set. Meoshanti is an athletic lefty who can slash to the basket, and she can pull up with a jumper.”
32. Kansas: No. 8 JC, Shea Brown, 6-4, C; No. 69, Terriell Bradley, 5-9, PG; No. 174, Lauren Aldridge, 5-7, PG.
McCormick on the Jayhawks: “Shea is good athlete with a strong body, and she will give them an aggressive low post presence. Terriell is an explosive point guard who can be a scorer, or a facilitator. Lauren is an in-state player who is very skilled and very intelligent.”
33. Purdue: Erica Moore, No. 78, 6-1, PF; Justine Hall, No. 124, 5-10, SG; Briana Horrocks, No. 126, 6-4, C; Haley Bodnar, No. 201, 6-4, C; Andreona Keys, No. 325, 5-8, SG.
McCormick on the Boilermakers: “Moore is a good, strong athlete with more of a face-up game and good shooting range. Hall is a scorer who can shoot the three well, and she can take it coast to coast. Horrocks is a long athlete who is good in the low post. She has good footwork and she can score around the basket. Bodnar is a strong post with a nice touch. She plays hard, and she can shoot it out to 15 feet. Keys is a tremendous, explosive athlete who attacks the basket, and she can hit the three.”
34. St. John’s: Imani Littleton, No. 75, 6-3, PF; Tamesha Alexander, No. 91, 5-6, PG; Tonoia Wade, No. 133, 6-2, SG; Crystal Simmons, No. 177, 6-0, PG.
McCormick on the Red Storm: “St. John’s got a great sleeper with Imani. She is a good athlete who can do a lot of things, and she has a tremendous upside. They call Alexander ‘Sox,’ and she is an athletic, strong point guard who can really score off the dribble. Tonoia is an athletic wing with good size, and she is an excellent three-point shooter. Crystal is an international combo guard who is long and athletic. She is a lefty with a high basketball IQ, and she could play any of the guard positions.”
35. Rutgers: Brittany Jackson, No. 41 (Georgia Tech Transfer), Shrita Parker, No. 86, 5’7, PG, 5-10, G; Ashli Jeune, No. 274, 5-10, SG.
McCormick on the Scarlet Knights: “Jackson was a Top 50 recruit coming out of high school in 2012, and she is a great athlete with a strong body. Shrita is very athletic, and she can attack the basket. Her stock went up this summer as she expanded her game. Jeune is an athletic slasher with an excellent work ethic.”
36. Florida State: No. 29 (Rutgers transfer), Shakena Richardson, 5-5, PG; No. 95, Chania Ray, 5-8, SG; No. 204 (Kentucky transfer), Meagan Conwright, 5-9, PG.
McCormick on the Seminoles: “Shakena is a super quick point who is a great passer. She has a wonderful handle and she knows how to direct the offense, and she can score. Chania is a great shooter with range and a lock-down defender. Meagan is a combo guard with size, and she is a smart player who can attack the basket.”
37. Marquette: Kenisha Bell, No. 61, 5-9, PG; Shantelle Valentine, No. 142, 6-3, PF; Ta’Kendra Tia Elbert, No. 184, 5-6, PG; Hannah Grim, No. 385, 5-9, PG.
McCormick on the Golden Eagles: “Bell and Elbert are from the same AAU program in Minnesota. Bell is an explosive athlete who can handle the ball and pass well. Elbert is a very athletic true point guard. Valentine is something of a sleeper prospect out of Canada. She is a great athlete, and I think she will surprise some people. Grim is a true point guard with a feel for the game, and she knows how to involve everyone.”
38. Arizona: No. 97, Taryn Griffey, 5-6, PG; No.131, Charise Holloway, 5-9, SG; No. 134, JaLea Bennett, 5-10, SG.
McCormick on the Wildcats: “Taryn is the daughter of baseball star Ken Griffey, and her brother plays football for the Wildcats. She has excellent quickness, a great handle, and a high basketball IQ. Charise is an amazing athlete who can shoot the three — we think she is a real sleeper in this class. JaLea will give them another good backcourt athlete. She has a strong mid-range game, and she can attack the rim.”
39. Nebraska: Natalie Romeo, No. 84, 5-9, PG; Kaylee Page, No. 115, 6-2, PF; Darrien Washington, No. 166, 6-2, PF; Jasmine Cincore, No. 190, 5-10, SG.
McCormick on the Cornhuskers: “Romeo is a perfect fit for Nebraska. She is very skilled and very fundamental, but she hurt her knee in July. Page is an inside-outside forward who knows the game and plays hard. Washington is a good athlete who is more of a strong banger who scores inside. Cincore is a good, strong athlete who is something of a sleeper.”
40. Iowa State: Emily Durr, No. 118, 6-0, WF; Nakiah Bell, No. 152, 5-4, PG; Claire Ricketts, No. 169, 6-3, C; Bryanna Fernstrom, No. 181, 6-5, C; Blaire Thomas, No. 294, 5-11, WF.
McCormick on the Cyclones: “This gives them five strong players. Durr is a good fit for the program because she is a wing with size and shooting range. Bell is a lightning quick point guard that can run the offense, and she has deep three range. Ricketts is an active center who can step outside, where as Fernstrom is more of a true post player with very good footwork. Thomas is an athletic, blue collar wing who does all the little things.”
41. Florida: Isis Young, No. 112, 5-7, PG; Haley Lorenzen, No. 120, 6-2, C; Brooke Copeland, No. 136, 6-2, WF; Dyandria Anderson, No. 189, 5-10, SG.
McCormick on the Gators: “Young is very athletic, and she knows how to run the show and lead a team. Lorenzen is a strong rebounding post player who has skills. Copeland is another skilled player, and she has an inside-outside game. She could help at a number of positions. Anderson is an athletic guard. Her strengths are attacking the basket and defending, but she has good shooting range.”
42. Minnesota: Carlie Wagner, No. 57, 5-9, PG; Tory Jacobs, No. 164, 5-10, SG; Grace Coughlin, No. 212, 5-8, PG; Rangie Bessard, No. 287, 6-0, PF; Terra Stapleton, No. 332, 6-4, C; Josie Buckingham, No. 404, 6-5, C.
McCormick on the Gophers: “Wagner is an intelligent, deceptive athlete who is a big-time scorer with great shooting range. Jacobs has an athletic, strong body and a nice shooting stroke. Coughlin is a local product who is a true point guard with excellent fundamentals and a high basketball IQ. Bessard will give them an athletic presence down low. Stapleton is a strong, true low post player who can score and pass. Buckingham really evolved over the summer. She is a very long player and a great shot blocker in the paint.
43. Xavier: Marquia Turner, No. 110, 5-7, PG; Imani Partlow, No. 162, 6-0, PF; Kendall Fincher, No. 165, 5-11, SG; Jada Bird, No. 242, 5-9, SG.
McCormick on the Musketeers: “This is a very good class with three players who will help lift the program as they move to the Big East. Turner and Fincher are midwest kids who are a good fit for the program. Turner should have an immediate impact, and Fincher is an effective shooter. Partlow is a local get who is a beast on the inside. Bird is a strong athlete who can leap. She can attack with her athleticism, and she has a nice pull-up jumper.”
44. Auburn: Asia Robeson, No. 99, 6-4, PF; Bria Johnson, No. 135, 5-9, SG; Jessica Jones, No. 223, 6-2, PF; Jazmine Jones, No. 230, 6-0, WF.
McCormick on the Tigers: “Robeson is a good fit for their system. She is an unbelievable athlete who works hard. She has a great upside. Johnson is an explosive combo guard who can attack the hoop, and she has a nice mid-range jumper. Jessica and Jazmine are twins out of North Carolina. Jessica is another leaper with high energy, while Jazmine is a long athlete who never stops running.”
45. Virginia Tech: Brielle Blaire, No. 62, 6-1, PF; Khadedra Croker, No. 141, 6-3, C; Rachel Camp, No. 255, 5-11, SG.
McCormick on the Hokies: “Blaire is a good get for the Hokies. She is a very good athlete with a strong body, and she will be an aggressive inside force immediately. They needed a true post player, and Croker is an athletic lefty who will help fill that void. Camp can score in a lot of different ways — post up, off the bounce, or from the arc.”
46. North Carolina: Jamie Cherry, No. 52, 5’5, PG.
McCormick on the Tar Heels: “Jamie is a player who can attack the basket and finish in traffic. She has a good all-around game, and she can hit the deep three.”
47. Iowa: Whitney Jennings, No. 132, 5-5, PG; Chase Coley, No. 173, 6-2, WF; Carly Mohns, No. 186, 6-1, PF; Christina Buttenham, No. 246, 5-11, WF.
McCormick on the Hawkeyes: “Jennings is a good athlete with a scorer’s mentality and the ability to get to the free throw line. Coley is a fundamentally sound player with an inside-out game. Mohns is a strong athlete with a high motor and a solid all-ar0und game. Buttenham is from Canada and she is a skilled player who knows the game. She plays hard, and she can hit the three.”
48. DePaul: Marte Grays, No. 109, 6’3 PF, Meghan Waldron, No. 175, 5-10, PG; Ashton Millender, No. 199, 5-11, SG; Lauren Prochaska, No. 307, 5-7, PG.
McCormick on the Blue Demons: “Marte has a great frame and athleticism. She runs like a deer, scores around the basket, rebounds and blocks shots. She has a great upside. Waldron has great shooting range, and she will fit Bruno’s system well. Millender is a strong, athletic combo guard who can get to the basket and shoot from the outside. Prochaska is a very intelligent player who handles the ball well, and she can hit the deep three.”
49. Syracuse: No. 115 (Vanderbilt transfer), Maggie Morrison, 5-9, PG; No. 129, Danielle Minott, 5-9, SG; No. 209, Amber Witherspoon, 6-5, C.
McCormick on the Orange: “Maggie is a fundamental point guard who will compete, and she has a nice three-point shot. Danielle had a great summer. She is a terrific athlete who can really elevate and attack the basket. Amber brings size and athleticism. She is a shot blocker, and she can dunk.”
50. LSU: Jenna Deemer, No. 143, 5-7, PG; Akilah Bethel, No. 144 (West Virginia transfer), 6-0, F; Ann Jones, No. 222 (Memphis Transfer), 6-3, C; Stephanie Amichia, No. 226, 6-3, C.
McCormick on the Tigers: “Jenna is a local recruit who is very athletic. She can attack the basket and hit the three, and I think she will really improve at LSU because she loves the game. Akilah is a strong, athletic wing who can go coast-to-coast, and she can hit the deep three. I think she is going to give them a boost. Ann is a legit 6-3, she can score on the block and she has good footwork. Stephanie is a high-energy post player who does the little things.”
51. SMU: Mikayla Reese, No. 90, 5-8, PG; Kamy Cole, No. 159 (TCU Transfer), 5-9, G; Taylor Brame, No. 204, 5-11, WF; Aurmani Degar, No. 224, 5-9, PG; Alicia Froling; Keely Froling.
McCormick on the Mustangs: “Reese originally verballed to Oklahoma State. She is a strong athlete who has a good feel for the game. Cole is an athletic two guard who knows how to get to the foul line. Brame is a three-four player with a great upside. She has a real inside-outside game. Degar is a smart point guard who plays hard, and she is a three-point threat. The Frolings are twin sisters who played for the Australian national team.”
52. Boston College: Kaitlyn Quandt, No. 170, 6’3 C; Ashley Kelsick, No. 191, 5’7 SG.
McCormick on the Eagles: “Kaitlyn could play the four or the five. She is very aggressive, she bangs inside, and she can score. She also has surprising range on her shot. Ashley is a combo guard is was one of the top high school scorers in the country. She has tremendous range and she knows how to compete.”
53. Louisiana Tech: Tiara Davenport, No. 180, 5-11, WF; Tiffany Murdock, No. 185, 5-8, PG; Candice Williams, No. 369, 5-6, PG; Lashanda Green, No. 47 JUCO, 5-8, PG.
McCormick on the Lady Techsters: “Davenport is an inside-outside player who can put the ball on the floor. Murdock is an explosive combo guard who is good off the bounce, and she knows how to score. Williams is a true point guard out of Atlanta who is a smooth player with a good understanding of the game. Green is an Oklahoma product with excellent quickness. She can attack the basket and knock down the three.”
54. TCU: No. 196, Sydney Coleman, 6-1, PF; No. 219, Katie Powell, 6-4, C.
McCormick on the Horned Frogs: “Sydney has size and leaping ability. She is a four now, but she could develop into an excellent three player. Katie is a strong player who can play on the block, but she really likes to face up and step out like a European post player.”
55. Utah: Tanaeya Boclair, No. 172, 6’0 WF; Jada Matthews, No. 188, 6’1 PF; Joeseta Fatuesi, No. 210, 6’3 C; Gabbie Bowie, No. 399, 5’9 SG.
McCormick on the Utes: “Tanaeya is a strong leaper who can score inside, or slash into the lane from the perimeter. Jada has a blue collar work ethic, and she does all the little things for a team. Joeseta has great size, and she has a good game. She has excellent footwork, and she can step outside. Gabbie is an explosive, attacking guard, she has a nice pull-up jumper, and she can even post up other guards.”
56. New Mexico State: Alisha Washington, No. 160, 5-8, SG; Tyesha Taylor, No. 161, 6-3, C; Jasmine Cooper, No. 475, 6-0, WF.
McCormick on the Aggies: “Mark Trahk and his staff are having a great year. I think Washington is a sleeper. She’s very explosive, she has a nice mid-range game, and she can hit the deep three. Taylor has a strong body, and she is a wonderful athlete. She’ll bang down low, and she can score. Cooper is a great athlete who can really get up. She has a blue collar ethic, and she is an excellent rebounder.”
57. Temple: Khadijah Berger, No. 144, 5-9, SG; Alliya Butts, No. 234, 5-5, PG; Wendion Bibbins, No. 248, 6-1, PF; Tanaya Atkinson, No. 278, 5-10, SG.
McCormick on the Owls: “This is a good, deep class for Temple. Berger is a good athlete with skills. She can hit the deep three, and she has a nice step back jumper. Butts is a lightning quick point guard with a high basketball IQ. She can control the game, and she also has the ability to explode to the rim. Bibbins is a double-double type of player who can rebound and score both inside and outside. Atkinson is a big guard with explosive athleticism and a nice mid-range game.”
58. Indiana: No. 111, Tyra Buss, 5-7, PG; No. 283, Maura Muensterman, 5-11, PF; No. 286, Amanda Cahill, 6-1, WF; No. 446, Jessica Walter, 5-10, SG.
McCormick on the Hoosiers: “Tyra is a talented player who can score, but she is also an excellent distributor who should contribute as a freshman. Maura is a fundamental three-four player who has range. Amanda is the daughter of a coach, and she plays that way. She could play a number of positions, and she knows the game. Jessica is a combo guard who is an excellent three-point shooter.”
59. VCU: Chadarryl Clay, No. 54 (Auburn Transfer), 5-7, PG; Yasmine Belk, No. 182, 6-3, C; Curteeona Brelove, No. 308, 6-2, PF; Brittani Burgess, NR (Delaware Transfer), 5-11, G.
McCormick on the Rams: “Clay will be an impact player at the point. She is a great player who can do a little of everything. Belk is another good get. She is aggressive and physical and she always plays hard. Brelove is a strong athlete with a high motor with a lot of potential. Burgess is a two-three player who can attack the basket, and she has a nice pull-up jumper.”
60. Delaware: Destiny Brown, (Baylor Transfer) No. 88, 5-10, G; Makeda Nicholas, No. 211, 6-2, PF; Chastity Taylor, No. 216, 5-10, WF; Alexis Sears, No. 306, 6-2, PF.
McCormick on the Blue Hens: “Destiny Brown will be an impact transfer. She is a good athlete and she was a great high school scorer. Nicholas is a very athletic forward who had a very good summer. Sears is more of a true post, while Taylor is an athletic player who can score inside or on the perimeter.”
61. NC State: Carlee Schuhmacher, No. 33 JC, 6-2, C; Chloe Jackson, No. 106, 5-8, SG; Dominique Wilson, No. 134 (Arkansas transfer), 5-6, PG; Chelsea Nelson, No. 319, 6-1, WF; Akela Maize, No. 553, 6-4, C.
McCormick on the Wolfpack: “Carlee is a good, solid player who will bang in the paint. She can score down low and she has all the fundamentals. Chloe is a versatile guard with a good handle and a strong understanding of the game. Dominique is very quick and she has a scorer’s mentality. She can finish in traffic and she has three-point range. Chelsea is a long, athletic player who is good in the open floor and she will rebound and score inside. Akela is another long athlete who will give them a presence in the post.”
62. Arizona State: No. 88, Ayanna Edwards, 6-4, C; No. 302, Nicole Iademarco, 6-1, SG.
McCormick on the Sun Devils: “Ayanna is an athlete with a strong body. She is a true low post player who can score with either hand against contact. Nicole is an improving player who could play a number of positions. She has great skills and a sweet stroke from the arc.”
63. Providence: Breahanda Stratton, No. 101, 5-11, SG; Brianna Frias, No. 281, 6-1, PF; Alise Parker, No. 584, 6-1, WF; Yasmine Bidikuindila, NR, 6-6, C.
McCormick on the Friars: “Stratton has impressive physical attributes, and she likes to attack the rim. Frias is a blue collar player who can bang and score down low. She can also go to the high post and put the ball on the floor. Parker has good side and the ability to score inside and on the edge. She has impressive raw skills. Bidikuindila is a Canadian who can score inside and block shots.”
64. Northwestern: Morgan Green, No. 104, 5’8 PG, No. 229, Maya Jonas, 6-2, WF; No. 349, Alexis Glasgow, 5-11, SG.
McCormick on the Wildcats: “Morgan is an important recruit for them. She is very explosive, and she has tremendous speed with the ball. She handles it well, and she sees the entire floor. Maya is a strong player with size and an all-around game. She could play the two, three or four spots. Alexis is a big shooting guard who knows how to play the game. She can put it on the floor, but her calling card is her three-point shot.”
65. George Mason: Kristi Mobube, No. 120 (Florida State Transfer), 6-2, F; Jasmine Jackson, No. 154 (Georgetown Transfer), 5-9, G; Qierra Murray, No. 251, 5-9, PG; Cydni Cole, No. 261, 5-6, PG; Casey Davis, No. 550, 6-2, PF; Taylor Dodson, NR, 6-0, F.
McCormick on the Patriots: “Mason got two important transfers who will help. Mobube is a very good athlete who excels down low, and Jackson is a veteran scoring guard. Murray could play the one or two, and she will play early. Cole is a very athletic, strong point guard who knows how to attack the lane. Davis can play the high or low post.”
66. Old Dominion: Jennie Simms, No. 62 (West Virginia transfer), 5-11, WF; Auteaonna Gilmore, No. 114, 5’5 PG; Maia Lee, No. 225, 6-3, C; Keyana Brown, No. 284, 5-9, WF; Annika Holopainen, NR (Portland transfer), 6-3, C.
McCormick on the Monarchs: “Simms is an athletic kid who is very aggressive, and she has a good inside-outside game that stretches to the arc. Gilmore is a strong athlete with a good feel for the game. She can get to the hoop, and she has three-point range. Lee gives ODU a true low post player with a strong body who can bang and score down low. Brown is a very strong, skilled player who is surprisingly athletic. She also has three-point shooting range. Holopainen was an all-conference performer as a freshman at Portland last year.”
67. Clemson: Makayla Johnson, No. 125, 6-4, C; Shelbie Davenport, No. 277, 6-0, WF; Justice Wright, No. 293, 6-4, C; Ivy Atkism, No. 440, 6-3, C.
McCormick on the Tigers: “Clemson added a lot of size. Johnson is a good pickup for Clemson. She is a great athlete who runs like the wind, and she can score down low and block shots. Davenport is a smart, fundamentally sound player who can shoot from well beyond the arc. Wright is another good athlete with a strong body who can score in the paint. Atkism has great size. She is an aggressive athlete with good potential.”
68. UTEP: Rudiana Eduardo, No. 14 JUC, 6-1, WF; Katharina Muller, No. 21 JC, 6-1, F; Atallah Mckinney, No. 139, 5-6, PG; Daeshi McCants, NR, 6-0, F; Marta Miscenko, NR, 6-3, C.
McCormick on the Miners: “Eduardo is an athletic inside-outside player who is originally from France. Muller is a strong player with great fundamentals. She can put it on the floor and she can hit the three. ‘LuLu’ Mckinney will be another quality guard at UTEP. She is a great athlete with a complete game, and she iwll have an immediate impact. Her dad is an assistant football coach at Texas A & M. McCants is a very athletic forward who can rebound and score inside. Miscenko, who is from Latvia, will add size in the paint.”
69. Cincinnati: Anastacia Owens, No. 110, 5-7, CG; Ashton Lovely, No. 393, 5-8, PG; Mackenzie Cann, No. 445, 5-11, SG; Brianna Moore, No. 523, 6-0, PF.
McCormick on the Bearcats: “Owens is the highlight of this class. She is very quick and she has a great handle. She involves everyone, but she can score too. Lovely is more of a true point guard. Very intelligent and a good solid all-around player. Cann is a wing player with a high basketball IQ, and she has a nice shot. Moore is a good athlete with a strong body, and she is an aggressive rebounder.”
70. Georgetown: No. 122, Dorothy Adomako, 6-0, WF; No. 343, Chenya Sealey, 5-10, WF.
McCormick on the Hoyas: “Dorothy is an athletic wing with a nice mid-range game and she is a three-point threat. Chenya is another athletic wing. She is a strong player who gets to the basket and has impressive elevation on her jump shot.”
71. Missouri: No. 108, Abrianna Porter, 6-2, PF; No. 416 (Louisville transfer), Davionna Holmes, 6-3, PF.
McCormick on the Tigers: “Abrianna is an athletic kid with an inside-outside game. Her father is an assistant coach with the Tigers. Davionna was on the volleyball team at Louisville, but she is also a strong basketball prospect. She is a great athlete with a strong body, and she is very comfortable facing up to the basket.”
72. Penn: No. 71, Michelle Nwokedi, 6-2, PF; NR, Beth Brozozwski, 5-7, G; NR, Anna Ross, 5-8, PG; NR, Lauren Whiplatch, 5-11, WF.
McCormick on the Quakers: “Michelle is a huge get for Penn. She is a leaper with an inside-outside game, and she will have a major impact from Day One. Beth is a fundamental combo guard who knows how to play the game. Anna is a scoring point guard, and she’s a real gym rat who works hard. Lauren is an athlete who can post up, or she can play on the perimeter.”
73. Western Kentucky: Ivy Brown, No. 80, 6-2, WF; Jaevionna Norris, NR, 5-11, F; Shalika Smith, NR, 6-1, C; Tashia Brown, NR, 6-0, WF.
McCormick on the Hilltoppers: “Ivy Brown is a local kid who is coming off a great summer. She has good size, and she could play a number of positions. Norris is an athletic wing who likes to post up, and she can put the ball on the floor. Smith is an athletic post with a strong body. She works hard and rebounds well. Tashia Brown is an athletic lefty who slashes to the basket and shoots the three.”
74. Hofstra: No. 96, Ashunae Durant, 5-8, SG; NR, Olivia Askin, 5-6, PG.
McCormick on the Pride: “Ashunae is a good get for Hofstra. She is a tremendous athlete with great leaping ability, and she can score in a number of ways. Olivia is a point guard with a feel for the game, but she is also a very good shooter.”
75. Villanova: Alexandra Louin, No. 113, 6’0 SG.
McCormick on the Wildcats: “Alexandra is a good recruit for Villanova. She is a high IQ basketball player, and she does everything well. She can shoot the three, and she has all the fundamentals.”
76. George Washington: No. 171, Jada Matthews, 6-1, PF; No. 239, Aminah Farmer, 5-7, PG; No. 276, Brianna Cummings, 5-10 WF; No. 315, Kelli Prange, 6-3, WF.
McCormick on the Colonials: “Jada has an inside-out game. She has a strong body, but she is athletic enough to go coast-to-coast. Aminah is quick and she knows the game. She has a good jump shot and she can hit the three. Brianna is an athletic leaper who elevates on her jumper, she gets the rim, and she is a big-time defender. Kelli is a versatile player with great skills and a high IQ. She can post up, and her range goes out to the arc.”
77. Saint Louis: Jackie Kemph, No. 192, 5-7, PG; Jenny Vliet, No. 289, 6-2, WF; Aaliya Covington, No. 324, 6-0, WF; Shea Shipman, NR, 6-2, C; Maddy Gits, NR, 6-3, C.
McCormick on the Billikens: “This is a big, quality class that fit Lisa Stone’s system and they will win a lot of games. Kemph is a just a smooth player who gets to the basket consistently, and she has great shooting range. She will contribute from Day One. Vliet is 6-2, but she is so skilled and versatile that she could play the two, three or four. Covington is a very athletic, blue-collar player. Shipman and Gits will help shore up the low post.”
78. Florida Atlantic: Rolonda Hayes, No. 147, 5-6, PG; Lauren Williams, No. 301, 5-7, PG; Sasha Cedeno, No. 391, 6-0, G; Danneal Ford, No. 466, 5-9, SG; Malia Kency, No. 526, 5-5, PG; Alison Gorrell, Wyoming Transfer, 5-10, G.
McCormick on the Owls: “This group will give them help in the backcourt as they transition to Conference USA. The headliner is Rolonda Hayes. This kid will make her mark as a freshman. She is a great athlete with quality skills. I think Florida Atlantic got a steal with her. Lauren is a good, strong point guard who can finish in traffic. Sasha is a big guard who can slash to the basket, and she has a solid pull-up jumper.”
79. Dayton: Jenna Burdette, No. 148, 5’8 PG.
McCormck on the Flyers: “Jenna is a very skilled point guard. She has a great understanding of the game, and she has deep three-point range.”
80. Wisconsin-Green Bay: Jessica Lindstrom, No. 155, 6-0, WF; Jen Wellnitz, No. 305, 5-10, PG.
McCormick on the Phoenix: “They have two quality commitments who fit the Green Bay mold. Lindstrom is a good athlete who really knows how to play, and she has a high motor. There were a lot of bigger programs who were recruiting her. Wellnitz could play the one or the two. She is a hard-nosed, high IQ player.”
81. Georgia State: No. 151, Makeba Ponder, 5-10, SG; No. 271, Kennesha Nichols, 6-0, PF.
McCormick on the Panthers: “Makeba is an athletic combo guard who is coming off a good summer She can drive the lane and draw contact, and she can hit the three. Kennesha is a three-four player who can rebound and score inside, she also has three-point range.”
82. Pacific: Kiki Moore, No. 136 (Washington State Transfer), 5-8, PG; Najah Queenland, No. 179, 5-10, SG; Madison Parrish, No. 382 (Fresno State Transfer), 5-10, PG; GeAnna Summers-Luaulu, No. 390, 5-10, SG.
McCormick on the Tigers: “Pacific got two transfers who will strengthen their perimeter. Moore is a very quick, strong, intelligent point guard with experience. Parrish has size, good shooting range and a high basketball IQ. Queenland should compete for a starting spot as a freshman. She is a very athletic, explosive guard who knows how to score. Summers-Luaulu is another good athlete with good skills.”
83. Fresno State: Sarah Porter, No. 176, 5-9, PG; Khalia Lark, No. 313, 5-11, PF.
McCormick on the Bulldogs: “Porter is a great pickup for Fresno, and I think she will help immediately. She is very skilled and athletic, and she just has an excellent feel for the game. Lark is a good athlete who is a blue collar type of player.”
84. Colorado: Brecca Thomas, No. 193, 5-5, PG; Zoe Correal, No. 260, 6-3, C.
McCormick on the Buffaloes: “Thomas is an athletic, strong point guard with a high IQ who fits Linda Lappe’s system. Correal is a true five. She is a good athlete with all the physical tools. She’s aggressive, and her game really evolved this summer.”
85. Texas Tech: Ionna McKenzie, No. 223, 6-1, PF; Adedayo Olabode, No. 267, 6-1, PF; Artavia Ford, No. 290, 6-2, C.
McCormick on the Red Raiders: “All three of their commitments are similar. McKenzie is a tremendous athlete. She is strong and she leaps well, and she works very, very hard. Olabode has a strong body with a high motor. Ford is also an aggressive and athletic, and she plays strong.”