2020 Recruiting - WBB

Discussion in 'Women’s Basketball' started by Moooooo, Jul 17, 2016.

  1. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    So, Lauren Ware took official visits to Nebraska, Texas, and Oregon this summer; only Texas made her final five list. So, two of her other 4 finalists will not receive official visits since she only has 2 remaining.

    Her original 10 finalists were: Arizona, Arizona State, Florida, Iowa, LSU, Minnesota, Nebraska, NC State, Oregon and Texas.

    So, Arizona, Texas, and Minnesota still on her list. UCLA and Tennessee are newcomers. Tennessee has a new hoops coach. Coach Close at UCLA is a very good recruiter on the hoops side.
     
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  2. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    Minnesota G Destiny Pitts tweeted at Lauren Ware but was answered by Celeste on the other side of the globe...

     
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  3. kurupt

    kurupt 1,000+ Posts

    Our friend Skins with some thoughts. The the ball is certainly in Baylor’s court they’re going to get first choice.
     
  4. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Then he changed his crystal ball choice.
     
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  5. kurupt

    kurupt 1,000+ Posts

    Yes, because in an earlier tweet he predicted Van Lith to Baylor.
     
  6. LutherIsMyDog

    LutherIsMyDog 1,000+ Posts

    Fingers crossed. (Aston, Celeste, TJ and Andrews liked Kelby’s tweet.)

     
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  7. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    Some Ashley highlights including a crafty inbounds pass and a very smart move at the 0:30 mark where she cuts off the path of a trailing big on a fast break (she got the steal) to keep her out of shot blocking position.

     
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  8. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Crickets......
     
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  9. DFW_Horn

    DFW_Horn 2,500+ Posts

    6’ 2” PF Elyssa Coleman (Atascosita, TX):

     
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  10. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Elyssa Coleman seems like a low-post player who plays physical basketball; but, I haven't read enough about her game to know that for sure. We do need to recruit some power players for 2020.

    She is on the same DFW Elite team as Harmoni Turner, so we'll see if that has any relevance for their college choices.
     
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  11. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    2019 Summer Elite Championships

    2020 – Cy-Fair 17U EYBL – 6’0 – G – Shay Holle – Attacks off the bounce…Wide array of finishing capabilities…Contributes lay ups in transition…Deep ball is solid…Can post smaller kids

    2020 – Proskills 17U EYBL – 5’7 – PG – Sarah Andrews – Taking command of the floor…Made great choices with pace and attack when trailing…Diversity is always there in her attack…Penetrating to the rim or pulling up…Difficult match up for opposition.

    2020 – Cy Fair 17U EYBL – 6’3 – PF – Maliyah Johnson – Reach extends that length…Long and lean…Active and agile…Runs the floor with the guards…Vertical combines with length makes her a presence on the glass…Wingspan and agility makes her an impact defender.
     
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  12. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Lauren Ware will visit Arizona officially this weekend; that leaves her with one remaining official visit, which I assume will be to Minnesota.

     
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  13. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Jordyn Merritt announcing her final 8 shortly. Sure hope we make the cut. I have always liked her game. She's a winner.
     
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  14. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Myra Gordon announced her Top 6; figure she'll end up at Texas Tech with her sister:

     
  15. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    I haven't seen anything in a long time that we are still involved with Jordyn Merritt; perhaps I missed it.

    I recall her tweeting about in-home visits this past Spring with schools like Florida, Alabama, NC State, Mizzou, Florida State, and Kentucky. So, it would be a surprise to me if we are among her finalists.
     
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  16. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    So, trying to summarize where we stand with our 2020 recruiting class as official visits are going to start ramping up in August and into the fall. I can see our "big" recruiting weekend being the September 6 weekend of the home football game against LSU.

    We have 2 verbal commitments in guard, Ashley Chevalier, and wing, Shay Holle.

    We appear to be finalists (Top 5-12) for the following players:

    Forward, Maliyah Johnson
    PF, Elyssa Coleman
    C, Lauren Ware
    PG, Sarah Andrews

    I'm sure there are some others where confirmation will surface soon; perhaps even some more Aussies.
     
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  17. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

     
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  18. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

  19. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    I'm guessing Sarah's Top 5 will be Louisville, Texas, Baylor, Florida State, and South Carolina.
     
  20. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    For Jordyn Merritt, I did not see any of our coaches "like" her tweet of a Top 8 coming; Florida State and Alabama coaches did "like" it.

    For Sarah, Coach Tiffany was one of the first to "like" her tweet of a Top 5 coming.
     
  21. BALL IS LIFE

    BALL IS LIFE 100+ Posts

    Agreed on Texas, Louisville and Baylor. Thinking A@M could crack in there as well. Haven't seen any social media which refers to South Carolina as a contender, but I may have missed it.

    What's up with the coming soon announcements? Is that the new thing I guess?
     
  22. kurupt

    kurupt 1,000+ Posts

    My guess would be those three along with Oklahoma and Florida st.
     
  23. Ellis21d

    Ellis21d JediHorn

    Jordyn did not have Texas in her final 8. I think Aston missed out on not recruiting her.
     
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  24. hoopsalot

    hoopsalot 250+ Posts

    Merritt’s list suggests she wants to go away to school- no Texas schools. Hard to believe none of the major Texas programs recruited her.
     
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  25. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    That's just not accurate. We offered her three years ago back in July 2016 (see the first post in this entire thread), and Coach A might have been the first coach to offer her a scholarship; she even attended one of our summer camps.

     
  26. kurupt

    kurupt 1,000+ Posts

    Meh, she’s a nice player but I don’t think Texas missed out on not recruiting.
     
  27. Moooooo

    Moooooo 2,500+ Posts

    Sad to report that Lauren Ware has torn her ACL.

     
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  28. kurupt

    kurupt 1,000+ Posts

    Interesting to see if it has any effects on her wanting to play both sports.
     
  29. racerx5908

    racerx5908 1,000+ Posts

    Also interesting to see which schools stay interested in her. Now she'll find out who her real friends were.
     
  30. overseasbbfan1

    overseasbbfan1 1,000+ Posts

    Actually, what will be most interesting is to see how this impacts her desire/decision to pursue two sports at the collegiate level. The wear and tear of pursuing two disciplines - and at a top university no less - would have been a tough row to hoe regardless. I'd imagine many will suggest an ACL recovery makes that proposition much more difficult, or perhaps even unlikely. Whatever the case I feel for Lauren, and wish her the best possible outcome.
     
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