2019 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, February 2019

Dani Short, 6-1 C, North Catholic HS (Cranberry Township, PA): committed to Brown (Ivy) last month.

“Emery University (in Atlanta) also offered me. I visited there and it was nice, but I always wanted to go to an Ivy League school,” Short told the Cranberry Eagle in an article dated Jan. 23. “That’s why I chose Brown. I went to Brown last summer. I liked how the campus has a small-college feel to it, but downtown Providence (Rhode Island) is very close. I like that contrast.”


Ivy Turner, 5-6 PG, Danville HS (KY): picked up an offer from Northern Kentucky.

A feature on Turner from the Advocate-Messenger (published a day before the NKU offer became public) touched on her recruitment.

Division I coaches are starting to pay attention. Presbyterian College has made an offer. Northern Kentucky has been to watch her play.

“Ivy was not really promoted her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons and her team did not advance in regional play,” Mason said. “But if you have ever seen her play, you know how good she is. She makes my job easy.

“Nobody was really looking at her and when coaches do for the first time they say, ‘Wow.’ That’s why she should be considered one of the state’s best players if not the best,” Mason said. “Most Division I programs have players picked by their sophomore year. Ivy didn’t get that chance.

“She has put on a show this year. She has scored over 600 points. She has turned into a true point guard and has other girls who can make shots and run with her. She will get better every single year and she loves to pass the ball. She will be a great college player.”


Alexis Thomas, 5-9 sophomore G, Wabash Valley College (IL juco): committed to Evansville (MVC). She attended Evansville Central HS (IN).


Nylah Young, 5-11 F, King’s Fork HS (Suffolk, VA): announced her commitment to Hampton (Big South).


UPDATE: The Suffolk News-Herald published an article on her commitment. She also considered Longwood and Norfolk State.

“The whole recruiting process didn’t go as well as I thought it would, but everything happened right on time,” she said. “Everything worked out in the end, thank God. It was stressful, but I am happy everything worked out.”

Hampton officially offered Young a week ago. Before the offer, she had been in contact with them for a while. She also considered Longwood University and Norfolk State University but felt like Hampton was the best fit for her.

Tatiana Hodges-Johnson, 5-7 SG, Des Moines East HS (IA): picked up an offer from Omaha.


Jayla Alexander, 5-9 G, Pearl HS (MS): was offered by Lamar; previously reported offers: Mississippi Valley State, Jackson State, Jacksonville State, Morehead State, Virginia, Cleveland State, Texas Southern, Grambling State, and UT Martin.


Delilah Van Campen, 6-0 F, Fort Bend Travis HS (Richmond, TX): announced her commitment to McNeese State (Southland).


Janasia Law, 5-5 sophomore PG, Santa Fe College (FL juco): committed to Delaware State (MEAC). She attended Robert E. Lee HS in Jacksonville, Florida.


Zuzia Kulinska, 6-0 G, New York Military Academy (Cornwall, NY): A Times Herald-Record feature on Kulinska notes that she has an offer from UTSA (they offered her in December 2018). She’s originally from Gdynia, Poland.


Laila Arthur, 5-9 G, Sissonville HS (Charleston, WV): committed to West Virginia as a preferred walk-on.



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