The All Star Girls Report national Top 150 for the Class of 2014 has been updated, and the Red River rivals have both performed very well. In the latest class rankings for 2014, Texas was listed eighth and Oklahoma was at No. 17.
“They both signed classes that should keep them in the national rankings,” said ASGR analyst Bret McCormick.
“Texas is slowly building a very strong program. Their top player now is their 6-5 center, Imani Stafford, and they have a really tall, talented front court. Their problem the past few years have been at the point. In this recruiting class they signed Brooke McCarty (the No. 18 recruit in the country), who is a tremendous point guard. I really think she is the answer to their prayers. They also signed a do-everything guard in Ariel Atkins (No. 11). That should take care of their backcourt needs. Plus, Texas is doing very,very well with some outstanding in-state prospects in future classes.
“With Oklahoma, they have been traditionally strong in the backcourt under Sherri Coale. Right now they have kids like Nicole Kornet, and Coale always seems to have great guards in Norman. They will lose some talent at the end of this year, but they’ve added Peyton Little (a Texas A&M transfer) and Gabrielle Ortiz (No. 29).”
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, 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.”