2019 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, January 2019

Nylah Young, 5-11 F, King’s Fork HS (Suffolk, VA): A feature on Young in the Virginian-Pilot includes a recruiting update indicating that she has offers from Hampton, Norfolk State, Delaware State, and Mississippi Valley State. Her father, Curley Young, played basketball in college: one season at Maryland before transferring to East Carolina.

Despite those stats and her 3.5 grade-point average in honor classes, Young has offers from only Hampton, Norfolk State, Delaware State and Mississippi Valley State. She is getting interest from other schools, including William & Mary.

One reason she thinks the offers haven’t been plentiful is because of her size.

“It’s a little frustrating because I’m not tall enough or I’m a little heavier,” said Young, who is just shy of 6 feet. “But that gives me a lot of motivation to go hard every time I’m on the court. I just want to prove them wrong.”


Jada Roberson, 5-7 PG, Pike HS (Indianapolis, IN): announced her commitment to Wright State (Horizon).


Aja Phoumiphat, 5-6 PG, Centennial HS (Las Vegas, NV): committed to Chicago State (WAC) today.


Tanayja London, 5-11 W, Hillhouse HS (New Haven, CT): recruiting update on London from a New Haven Register article.

London has yet to make her decision where she’ll attend school next year. Bryant, Lafayette and Manhattan made offers last fall, but she wasn’t prepared to make a decision yet and those schools gave away the scholarships to other players. Iona and Howard are Division I schools interested in her, but nothing is solid yet. She also has interest from the University of Bridgeport.

“I’m hoping to get more offers,” said London, who wants to study sports management or sports therapy. “I don’t want to wait until the last minute, but I’m keeping my options open. I want to make a decision that’s comfortable for me.”

If she doesn’t get an offer she likes, she might take a year and go to prep school to try and get a better offer. Hotchkiss has seen her play and she is looking at other prep opportunities in the state.


Ivy Turner, 5-6 PG, Danville HS (KY): landed her first D-I offer, from Presbyterian.


Courtney Whitson, 6-0 F, Dobyns-Bennett HS (Kingsport, TN): An interview with Whitson, who decommitted from East Tennessee State in October, includes a recruiting update, and it appears Middle Tennessee, Samford, and Charleston are among the other schools she’s now considering.

What other schools are up for consideration?

“Middle Tennessee State is one of the schools that I’m looking at, and so is Samford, along with College of Charleston. There are some other schools that are out there, so it’s not done yet. I plan on taking my other four official visits after the season, but I’m really focused on this season right now.”


Natasha Mack, a 6-4 juco sophomore center at Angelina College (TX), has narrowed her list down to five (see below). Most recently, she had been working with a top six: the only changed from that is the elimination of Kansas.

After her time is done at AC, Mack will be back off to the four-year level. She has narrowed down her list of possible landing spots to Oklahoma State, Missouri, Virginia Tech, Wichita State and St. Johns.


Nadjy Tyler, 6-3 F, Imhotep Charter HS (Philadelphia, PA): announced her commitment to Dayton (A-10).


Jazlen Green, 5-10 SG, Lakeside HS (Lake Elsinore, CA): announced her commitment to Cal. She would be the third member of the 2019 recruiting class for the Golden Bears, joining two guards who signed in November: Cailyn Crocker and Lauren Fields.



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