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The 2013-14 season is in full swing, but its easy to start thinking about next year following the early signing period. Strong recruiting is a must in the ultra competitive SEC, and both Mississippi State and Florida answered that challenge.
The All Star Girls Report recently released its national Top 150 for the Class of 2014, and we are taking that opportunity to look down the road and profile a number of programs.
Mississippi State posted the No. 25 recruiting class in the nation according to ASGR. Wing Victoria Vivians (No. 40) was the top prize, and she will be joined by power forward La’Karis Salter (No. 100), shooting guard Kayla Nevitt (No. 167), point guard Morgan Williams (No. 243), and shooting guard Blair Schaefer (No. 491). The Florida class was listed at No. 41, with four Top 200 signees. The new Gators will be point guard Isis Young (No. 112), center Haley Lorenzen (No. 120), wing forward Brooke Copeland (No. 136), and shooting guard Dyandria Anderson (No. 189).
“At Mississippi State, Vic Schaefer has done a great job of jump starting that program,” said ASGR analyst Bret McCormick. “They are off to a great start this year, and they should be even stronger next year. They are getting great production from right now from two players — Martha Alwal and Kendra Grant — who will be seniors next year, and Dominique Dillingham is having a fantastic freshman season. Their incoming freshmen should also give them a boost next year. I think Victoria Vivians will make an immediate impact, and La’Karis Salter should also get serious playing time.
“Florida will lose Jaterra Bonds, who is their leading scorer this year. However, they do have a strong, deep class that will be rising juniors. January Miller is a strong offensive threat, and Carlie Needles is developing into a very good point guard. I also think Ronni Williams will be ready to make waves as a sophomore next year. When you look at their incoming freshmen, both Isis Young and Haley Lorenzen should find a spot in the rotation.”
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 McCormick, who rated over 1,800 athletes in the class. ASGR members can log in and view the complete updated rankings at www.ASGR.info.
Here is a quick look at the ASGR Super Six for 2014 along with a quick comment from McCormick:
1- A’ja Wilson (Uncommitted): “She is a long, athletic lefty who could play all five positions. She has those types of skills. A’ja is just special. They have some top schools, but they are going to keep looking and talking to schools. ”
2- Gabby Williams (UConn): “Gabby is another very versatile player. She has tremendous athletic ability, and she can do it all on the court. It only takes you a couple of minutes to recognize Gabby’s talent level. She is recovering from an ACL injury so she didn’t play over the summer, but hopefully she will be back at full speed.”
3- Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State): “Kelsey is a quick, strong, left-handed guard. She is a great passer, but it is her scoring that makes her special. She can hit the long three or the pull-up jumper, and she can attack the rim. She also loves to have the ball at the end of a tight game.”
4- Brianna Turner (Notre Dame): “She is athletic and long, and she could probably play the three, four or five. She can compete in the paint, she can hit the three, and she can take the ball coast-to-coast. She will make an immediate impact in South Bend.”
5- Gabby Green (California): “Gabby is another great athlete with a long, strong body. She has a great basketball IQ, and she can act like a point forward. She is also a great defender. She just has an all-around game.”
6- Sadie Edwards (UConn): “Sadie is an athletic combo guard who is just great off the bounce. She can handle the ball and attack the rim, or she can use her pull-up jumper. She has worked hard to refine her skills, and she has become a complete player.”