2020 Class: Recruiting News/Updates

Selma Kulo, 6-5 C, Brookwood HS (Snellville, GA): Feature on Kulo, who recently picked up her first offers, from Radford and Duquesne.

“I started playing basketball in seventh grade and when I started playing, I didn’t know anything about it. I didn’t know the rules or anything,” said Kulo. “My parents came as refugees to the United States from Bosnia in the 90’s. My sister played basketball and my dad played basketball overseas when he was living in Bosnia. I’ve always seen it and been around it but it never occurred to me to start playing until the seventh grade.”

(8/29/2018)


Ally Collett, 5-6 PG, South Laurel HS (London, KY): Feature on Collett notes that she has seven D-I offers—Eastern Kentucky, Lipscomb, Morehead State, Murray State, Northern Kentucky, Western Kentucky, and Wright State—and reports that she may commit by the end of September.

Collett says she is close to deciding what school she will attend and an announcement could come as early as the end of September. She also stated what she is looking for in a college.

“I want it to be a family environment,” she said. “A place where coaches and players like each other. I also want to be pushed and challenged. I want to play for a team that wins.”

(8/24/2018)


Katie Ball, 6-2 F, Mingo Central HS (WV): Brief recruiting update lists Ball’s offers as Marshall, Florida International, Charlotte, Xavier, Radford, James Madison, and Davidson.

Ball said she does not plan to commit until next summer before heading into her senior season. She has been playing for the West Virginia Thunder AAU team again this summer.

(8/22/2018)


Maya Wong, 5-8 G, Normal Community HS (IL): committed to Illinois State over nine other D-I offers.

Wong, who is coached by her father Geoff in AAU competition with Illinois Rebels United, also has scholarship offers from ISU’s Missouri Valley Conference rivals Southern Illinois, Evansville, Indiana State, Valparaiso and Bradley as well as Eastern Illinois, Northern Illinois, Omaha and Alabama-Birmingham.

“My family and I have been talking about it for awhile,” said Wong, whose older brother Ben plays football at North Central. “I didn’t want to rush anything, but ISU is a good fit. Scholarships (offers) don’t last forever. They were holding mine so I was ready.”

(8/21/2018)


Final Rundown of Offers Reported in July and Early August for 2020 Prospects

  • Sydney Avoletta, 6-3 C, Paul VI Catholic HS (Fairfax, VA): Bradley
  • Katie Ball, 6-1 F, Mingo Central HS (WV): Davidson, James Madison, Radford
  • Edyn Battle, 5-5 G, Gahanna Lincoln HS (OH): Marshall
  • Jamie Behar, 6-2 G/F, Oceanside HS (NY): Monmouth, Quinnipiac, Rhode Island
  • Anaya Boyd, 6-0 G, Lovejoy HS (GA): Houston
  • Maleia Bracone, 5-9 G, T.L. Hanna HS (Anderson, SC): Hampton
  • Capria Brown, 5-8 G, Schlarman Acad. (Danville, IL): Western Michigan
  • Nevaeh Brown, 5-9 G, Davidson Day School (NC): High Point, Wofford
  • Genesis Bryant, 5-7 PG, Lovejoy HS (GA): Purdue, Tennessee State
  • Addie Budnik, 6-1 W, Highland Park HS (IL): Valparaiso
  • En’dya Buford, 5-6 PG, Oliver Branch HS (MS): Norfolk State
  • Kate Bullman, 6-1 W, Grayslake Central HS (IL): Davidson, George Washington
  • Makenna Burch, 5-6 G, Jenks HS (OK): Abilene Christian, Indiana State, Southeastern Louisiana
  • Jacee Busick, 6-0 W, Glenn HS (Kernersville, NC): Elon, William & Mary
  • Khalis Cain, 6-3 C, Mount Zion Christian Acad. (Durham, NC): Charlotte
  • Ally Collett, 5-7 G, South Laurel HS (London, KY): Wright State
  • Ella Collier, 5-11 SG/W, Danville HS (IN): FIU, Old Dominion
  • Zanoria Cruz, 5-10 W, Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, FL): Delaware
  • Katie Davidson, 5-11 G, Lawrence North HS (Indianapolis, IN): Akron, Colorado State, FIU
  • Zaria DeMember-Shazer, 6-0 F, Elmira HS (NY): Binghamton
  • Halle Douglass, 6-1 G, Lake Forest HS (IL): Akron, Butler, Marquette, Miami (OH)
  • Mady Draak, 6-2 C, Bay Port HS (Green Bay, WI): Northern Illinois
  • Lindsey Dullard, 6-1 W, Morton HS (IL): Omaha
  • Daylee Dunn, 5-10 SG, Bishop O’Dowd HS (CA): UC Santa Barbara
  • Emma Erickson, 6-1 F, Appleton North HS (WI): Northern Illinois
  • Isis Fitch, 6-2 F, Andrew HS (Tinley Park, IL): Austin Peay, Southeast Missouri
  • Aaliyah Forman, 5-10 F, Bishop Guertin HS (Nashua, NH): Holy Cross
  • Eden Gainer, 5-8 SG, Wheeling Central Catholic HS (WV): Cleveland State
  • Morgan Gentile, 5-10 G, Elmira HS (NY): St. Bonaventure
  • Sydney Graber, 6-0 F, Homestead HS (Fort Wayne, IN): Akron, Oakland
  • Cameron Grant, 6-1 W, Macomb Dakota HS (MI): Denver, Miami (OH), Toledo
  • Janiya Guilloux, 5-10 G, Norview HS (Norfolk, VA): Elon, Hampton, Old Dominion
  • Jazmyn Harmon, 5-9 CG, Ravenwood HS (TN): Denver, Monmouth
  • Lyric Harris, 6-0 W, Roger Bacon HS (Cincinnati, OH): Morgan State
  • Whitney Hay, 6-0 G, Elizabethtown HS (KY): Austin Peay, Indiana State
  • Jillian Hayes, 5-10 G, Loveland HS (OH):  Cincinnati, Southern Illinois, Tulsa
  • Jayme Horan, 6-0 W, Millard South HS (Omaha, NE): Bradley, Creighton, Denver, Eastern Illinois, Kent State, UMKC, North Dakota State, Northern Colorado, Toledo
  • Sydney James, 6-0 W, Trinity Catholic HS (Ocala, FL): Bethune-Cookman, Florida A&M, FIU, La Salle
  • Maliyah Johnson, 6-3 F, Summer Creek HS (Houston, TX): Louisiana Tech
  • Juliana Kemper, 5-9 PG, Lawrenceburg HS (IN): Eastern Illinois
  • Kseniia Kozlova, 6-2 C, Montverde Acad. (FL): Elon
  • Belle Kranbuhl, 6-2 F, Adirondack HS (Boonville, NY): Holy Cross
  • Allysa LaFontaine, 6-0 G, Boswell HS (Fort Worth, TX): Colorado
  • Vanessa Laumbach, 6-1 F/C, Woodbridge HS (VA): Hofstra
  • Anna LeMaster, 5-9 SG, Stone Bridge HS (Ashburn, VA): Appalachian State, Davidson, Delaware, UNC Wilmington, Old Dominion, Radford, Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, VCU
  • Kenzie Lewis, 5-10 PG, Williamston HS (MI): Western Michigan
  • Katelynn Limardo, 6-2 F, Silver HS (Silver City, NM): Montana State
  • Lindsey Linard, 6-3 C, Medina HS (OH): Miami (OH)
  • Alana Lombardi, 5-10 W, Briarcliff HS (Briarcliff Manor, NY): Quinnipiac
  • Rachel Loobie, 6-0 F, Franklin Central HS (IN): Kent State
  • Madi Mace, 5-10 W, Parkersburg HS (WV): Akron, FIU, Toledo, Valparaiso
  • Malia Magestro, 5-9 G, Kennedy Catholic HS (Hermitage, PA): St. Francis (Penn.)
  • Destinee Marshall, 5-5 PG, Sacred Heart Acad. (Louisville, KY): Austin Peay
  • Megan McConnell, 5-6 PG, Chartiers Valley HS (PA): Niagara
  • Destinee McGhee, 6-2 C, James Clemens HS (Madison, AL): Arkansas, Pepperdine
  • Khamya McNeal, 5-7 G, Milwaukee King HS (WI): Bradley, Syracuse
  • Aliah McWhorter, 6-1 W, Sycamore HS (Cincinnati, OH): Detroit Mercy, Wake Forest
  • Anna Morris, 6-2 F, Immaculate Heart Academy (NJ): South Florida, Villanova
  • Anna Mortag, 6-0 F, Brookfield Central HS (WI): Green Bay, Milwaukee
  • Haley Nichols, 5-11 F, Avon HS (IN): Morehead State
  • Stephanie Ouderkirk, 6-1 F, Spotswood HS (Penn Laird, VA): FIU, Western Kentucky
  • Ava Owens, 5-10 W, Bishop Guertin HS (Nashua, NH): Holy Cross
  • Britany Range, 5-10 G, Middleburg HS (FL): Florida A&M, North Florida
  • Aarionna Redman, 5-9 G, Pickerington Central HS (OH): Eastern Kentucky
  • Lindsey Rogers, 6-0 F, Benet Academy (Lisle, IL): Bradley, Northern Illinois, Southern Illinois, Western Michigan
  • Charlee Settle, 6-0 G/F, Calloway County HS (Murray, KY): Austin Peay
  • Laimani Simmons, 5-9 G, Woodmont HS (Piedmont, SC): Norfolk State, South Carolina State
  • Hannah Spitzley, 5-10 W, Pewamo-Westphalia HS (MI): Bowling Green, Toledo
  • Michaela Stanfield, 6-0 F, Winsor School (Boston, MA): Richmond
  • Nicole Stephens, 5-6 G, Pickerington Central HS (OH): Elon, Valparaiso
  • Aubrey Stupp, 5-11 F, Tri-County North HS (Lewisburg, OH): St. Francis (Penn.)
  • Kylie Swider, 6-4 F, Tabor Academy (MA): Elon, Holy Cross, James Madison, Villanova
  • Sitori Tanin, 6-2 F, Middleton HS (WI): Bradley, Eastern Illinois
  • Jade Thomas, 5-9 SG, Centennial HS (Las Vegas, NV): Montana State, Northern Colorado
  • Ash’a Thompson, 5-11 W, DeSoto HS (TX): Louisiana Tech
  • Kate Thompson, 6-1 W, Denham Springs HS (LA): Nicholls State, Jacksonville State
  • Skylar Treadwell, 6-1 W, St. James HS (MD): Charlotte, Delaware, George Mason, Penn, Towson
  • Emma Wax, 5-9 G, Montville HS (NJ): Marist
  • Malea Williams, 6-2 W, Scott County HS (Georgetown, KY): Austin Peay, Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, Georgia, Northern Kentucky
  • Kendall Wingler, 5-10 G, Meade County HS (Brandenburg, KY): Evansville
  • Maya Wong, 5-8 G, Normal Community HS (IL): Eastern Illinois, Illinois State, Northern Illinois, Valparaiso
  • Kelsey Wood, 6-0 F, Averill Park HS (NY): Sacred Heart
  • Katelyn Young, 6-1 F, Oakwood HS (Fithian, IL): Bradley, Kent State, Northern Kentucky, Old Dominion, St. Bonaventure, Xavier

***Disclaimer: By no means is what’s been posted here a comprehensive list of the offers that have been reported for the 2020 class.

(8/18/2018)


More Offers Reported in July and Early August for 2020 Prospects

  • Janelle Allen, 6-1 F, Marian Central Catholic HS (Woodstock, IL): UAB, Holy Cross, UMKC
  • Shelby Calhoun, 5-9 G, Christian Academy of Louisville (KY): North Carolina State, Virginia Tech
  • Tamia Jones, 5-7 G, The Colony HS (TX): Michigan, Texas Tech
  • Nyah Leveretter, 6-2 F, Westwood HS (Blythewood, SC): Kentucky, North Florida, North Carolina State, William & Mary
  • Kylee Lewandowski, 6-1 G/F, North Catholic HS (PA): Bucknell, Marshall, Quinnipiac
  • Aryana Naylor, 6-2 C, Flint Hamady HS (MI): Delaware, Houston, Niagara, Tennessee State, Texas Tech, West Virginia, Wichita State
  • Sydney Parrish, 6-1 W, Hamilton Southeastern HS (IN): Duke, Iowa State, LSU, North Carolina, Northwestern
  • Emma Ronsiek, 6-1 W, O’Gorman HS (Sioux Falls, SD): Denver, Green Bay
  • Sakima Walker, 6-4 F, Africentric HS (Columbus, OH): Akron, Dayton
  • Cameron Williams, 6-1 F, Whitney Young HS (IL): Alabama, Arizona State, Boston College, Cincinnati, DePaul, Iowa, Kansas State, Miami (FL), Missouri, North Carolina, Purdue, St. Louis Univ.

(8/15/2018)


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.

(8/13/2018)


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 (EDIT: also picked up an offer from Old Dominion in early August)
  • Shaulana Wagner, 5-8 SG, Detroit Edison Academy (MI): Michigan
  • Alexandra Zelaya, 6-3 W/F, Millennium HS (Goodyear, AZ): Monmouth

(8/8/2018)


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.

(8/3/2018)


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.

(8/2/2018)


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 (EDIT: added a Texas Tech offer in early August)
  • 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
  • Tuti Jones, 5-7 G, Charles Henderson HS (Troy, AL): Vanderbilt
  • Eylia Love, 6-1 W, Shawnee Mission North HS (KS): Ohio State
  • Aaliyah Pitts, 6-0 W, Woodbridge HS (VA): George Mason (EDIT: added a Quinnipiac offer in early August)
  • 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

(8/1/2018)


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.”

(7/25/2018)


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.

(7/18/2018)


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.

(7/16/2018)

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