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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. 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. In this edition, we look at Big Ten stalwart Minnesota and Rutgers, which will be competing in the Big Ten for the first time in 2014-15.
Rutgers loaded up for the upcoming Big Ten competition with the nation’s 37th-ranked recruiting class according to ASGR. The Scarlett Knights’ class was led by guard Brittany Jackson, who transferring in from Georgia Tech, and it included guards Shrita Parker (ranked as the 86th recruit by ASGR) and Ashli Jeune (No. 274). Minnesota’s five-player class was rated at No. 42, and it was paced by guards Carlie Wagner (No. 57) and Tory Jacobs (No. 164).
“Rutgers should be ready to push the top teams in the Big Ten next year,” said ASGR analyst Bret McCormick. “They are off to a good start this year, and they don’t have any seniors on their current roster. They are going to have four double-figure scorers back in Kahleah Cooper, Betnijay Laney, Tyler Scaife and Rachel Hollivay. Their recruiting class is going add to their depth. I think the transfer, Brittany Jackson, and Shrita Parker will both be able to contribute in the backcourt next year.
“Minnesota is also looking strong for next year. They are losing two senior starters, but their top three scorers will be back. Rachel Banham is a tremendous player who will be a senior next year, and she is supported by Shayne Mullany and Amanda Zahui. I think they’ll also get a lot of help from their incoming class. Carlie Wagner may earn a starting spot, and Tory Jacobs should get a lot of court time. They are playing well this year, and they will be even better next year.”
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.”