2020 Class: Recruiting News/Updates

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Women’s basketball commitments, decommitments, unofficial and official visits, recruiting updates from news sites and other sources, etc. Items listed in reverse chronological order.

Jaddan Simmons, 5-8 PG, Green Bay Southwest HS (WI): Local news article lists Simmons’s offers as Green Bay, Marquette, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Arizona State, Bradley, Houston, Nebraska, South Dakota, Toledo, and Utah.

Offers Reported in July and Early August for 2020 Prospects, Part 2

  • Bailee Adkins, 5-6 G, St. Joseph Central HS (Huntington, WV): Bradley, Charlotte, Cleveland State, Elon, George Washington, James Madison, Miami (OH), UNC Wilmington, Radford
  • Sean Kelly Darks, 5-8 PG, Cincinnati Walnut Hills HS (OH): Alabama A&M
  • Aja Holmes, 5-8 G, Steele HS (Cibolo, TX): Houston, SMU
  • Maddie Krull, 5-10 PG, Millard South HS (Omaha, NE): Bradley, Denver, UMKC, Northern Colorado, St. Bonaventure
  • Mary McMillan, 5-6 PG, DME Sports Academy (FL): Evansville, Florida A&M, FIU, Indiana State, Miami (OH), UNC Wilmington, Wofford
  • Caranda Perea, 6-2 F, Altoona HS (PA): George Washington, Holy Cross, William & Mary [EDIT: committed to George Washington, 8/8/2018]
  • Destiny Salary, 5-10 G, Jonesboro HS (AR): Alabama, LSU, Middle Tennessee, Minnesota, Western Kentucky
  • Halee Smith, 5-11 SG, Juniata Valley (Alexandria, PA): St. Francis Brooklyn, Quinnipiac
  • Shaulana Wagner, 5-8 SG, Detroit Edison Academy (MI): Michigan
  • Alexandra Zelaya, 6-3 W/F, Millennium HS (Goodyear, AZ): Monmouth


Angel Reese, 6-3 W, St. Frances Academy (Baltimore, MD): Reese, currently ranked #18 in the 2020 class per espnW, announced her ten finalists: Baylor, UCLA, Louisville, Maryland, Rutgers, South Carolina, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.


Dalayah Daniels, 6-4 F, Garfield HS (Seattle, WA): An espnW feature on Daniels includes a summary of where her recruitment stands and what she’s looking for in a school. She’s currently ranked #16 in the 2020 class by espnW.

Daniels has drawn more than 30 scholarship offers, including every school in the Pac-12. But, at the moment, she lists her five favorites as Texas, Connecticut, Stanford, Oregon and Oregon State, in no particular order.

“I am looking for a college team with a family atmosphere,” said Daniels, who has a 3.87 GPA and is interested in studying psychology. “I have seven siblings who molded me into the person I am today, and I want that same type of family feeling in college.”

A stable and savvy coaching staff also is important.


Offers Reported in July for 2020 Prospects, Part 1

  • Madison Bartley, 6-3 F, Kettering Fairmont HS (OH): Cincinnati, Cleveland State, Colorado, Dayton, Florida Atlantic, Toledo, Western Michigan, Wichita State
  • Sophie Dziekan, 6-2 C, Brighton HS (MI): Bowling Green
  • Piath Gabriel, 6-4 F/C, Bradford Christian Academy (MA): James Madison, Louisville, Marquette
  • Kayla Green, 5-8 PG, Whitney Young HS (Chicago, IL): UNLV, Texas A&M
  • Hannah Gusters, 6-4 C, Duncanville HS (TX): LSU, Michigan, Rutgers, South Carolina, Texas A&M
  • Jillian Hayes, 5-10 G, Loveland HS (OH): Cincinnati, Tulsa
  • Tuti Jones, 5-7 G, Charles Henderson HS (Troy, AL): Vanderbilt
  • Eylia Love, 6-1 W, Shawnee Mission North HS (KS): Ohio State
  • Aryana Naylor, 6-2 C, Flint Hamady HS (MI): Delaware, Texas Tech, Wichita State
  • Aaliyah Pitts, 6-0 W, Woodbridge HS (VA): George Mason
  • Jaddan Simmons, 5-8 PG, Green Bay Southwest HS (WI): Arizona State, Nebraska, Utah, Yale
  • Treasure Thompson, 6-3 C, Bolingbrook HS (IL): Georgia, Minnesota, North Carolina


Caelan Givens, 5-11 G, Chippewa Falls HS (WI): Local news article delves into Givens’s commitment to Green Bay a few days ago.

Givens ended the recruitment process early. She’s going to be a member of the Phoenix in two years time, selecting UW-Green Bay over other offers from Youngstown State and Alabama-Birmingham.

“Their culture is exactly what I want in a program, and their tradition of winning the conference and making it to the tournament every year was a big deal for me,” Givens said. “It’s kind of like my dream school.”


Sarah Ashlee Barker, 5-9 G, Spain Park HS (Hoover, AL), has narrowed her list to three finalists: Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia. She’s the daughter of “Alabama football legend” Jay Barker.


Brooke Schramek, 6-2 W, Benet Academy (Lisle, IL): committed to Wisconsin, becoming the first member of the Badgers’ 2020 recruiting class. Iowa was the runner-up, while Illinois and Missouri had made her final four.

She had narrowed the list to four schools — Illinois, Missouri, Iowa and UW — before cutting it down to Iowa and UW this summer.

But her growing comfort level with the UW players and coaches, as well as the presence of the school’s interior and fashion design program, made her choice an easy one.



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