Coverage of the women’s basketball 2019 recruiting class: offers, commitments, decommitments, unofficial and official visits, recruiting updates from news sites and other sources, etc. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
North Carolina State officially announces the addition of Elle Sutphin, 6-3 F, East Surry HS (NC), to their 2019 recruiting class. She had committed to the Wolfpack as a 2020 recruit but elected to reclassify and enroll a year early.
The NC State women’s basketball team’s recruiting class of 2019—ranked seventh nationally by ESPNW in November—became even stronger recently with the addition of 2020 forward Elle Sutphin, who reclassified and signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) to join the Wolfpack in advance of the 2019-20 season.
“We’re really excited to add Elle to an already stellar recruiting class,” NC State head coach Wes Moore said. “She is a long forward that can go inside to post or rebound, but she also possesses guard-like skills that make her a versatile scorer.”
A five-star recruit with an ESPNW Scout’s Grade of 97, Sutphin is ranked nationally as the 39th best player (No. 1 in the state of North Carolina) and the 10th best forward in the class of 2020. By reclassifying, she joins the freshman class of Jakia Brown-Turner (ESPNW’s No. 16 overall in the class of 2019), Jada Boyd (No. 34), Camille Hobby (No. 99), and Kendal Moore.
Texas Southern (SWAC) picked up a late 2019 commitment from Demetrius Lewis, 5-9 G, Cypress Ranch HS (Houston, TX).
Virginia announces a six-member 2019 recruiting class: Yanni Hendley (DE), Dylan Horton (CA), Meg Jefferson (Australia), Carole Miller (VA), Kylie Kornegay-Lucas (DE), and Shemera Williams (WI).
Virginia women’s basketball head coach Tina Thompson announced the addition of Carole Miller (Alexandria, Va.), Meg Jefferson (Sydney, Australia), Kylie Kornegay-Lucas (Camden, Del.), Dylan Horton (Los Angeles, Calif.), Yanni Hendley (Wilmington, Del.) and Shemera Williams (Milwaukee, Wisc.) to the 2019-20 team.
“I am filled with extreme excitement about our first recruiting class,” Thompson said. “They are a fun group of young ladies, full of toughness, talent and pure grit. They have something to prove and we are here to help them do just that!”
Manhattan (MAAC) announces the addition of Christina Katsamouri, a 6-0 guard/forward out of Thessaloniki, Greece.
Manhattan women’s basketball Head Coach Heather Vulin has announced that 6’0 guard/forward Christina Katsamouri will join the Jasper squad for the 2019-20 season. Katsamouri is one of two new recruits for Vulin, who also welcomed Emily LaPointe(Staten Island / Staten Island Academy) to the incoming freshman class during the fall 2018 signing period.
“We are very excited to have a player like Christina, who brings international playing experience and who is a 6’0 guard/forward offering great versatility and athleticism to our team,” said Vulin. “Christina really excels in the press and open court. I think she is a dynamic player and will be a great addition to our roster.”
Hailing from Thessaloniki, Greece, Katsamouri played the last two seasons with PAOK Thessalonikis in Greece’s A1 league. Last year, she was a member of the U18 and U20 Greek National Teams, playing in the European Championships (Division B) for both teams. In 2017, Katsamouri was a member of the national team that won a bronze medal in the U16 European Championships (Division B).
Columbia (Ivy) announces its three-member 2019 recruiting class: Kaitlyn Davis, Abbey Hsu, and Carly Rivera.
Columbia women’s basketball head coach Megan Griffith ’07CC announced the program’s 2019-20 recruiting class on Wednesday. The Lions welcome a trio of newcomers in Kaitlyn Davis, Abbey Hsu and Carly Rivera.
“It is my great pleasure to announce the Columbia women’s basketball Class of 2023,” said Griffith, who enters her fourth season as head coach. “Carly, Abbey and Kaitlyn add depth at every position, as well as elite playmaking abilities on both ends of the floor. This group’s presence will be felt as soon as they step on campus. We are looking forward to seeing them mesh with our returning members and are excited to see how they can help take our program to the next level.”
Taylor Boruff, 5-11 W, Taylor HS (Kokomo, IN): is now headed to Miami (OH) and the MAC, after signing in the fall with High Point (which changed coaches this spring).
Head Coach DeUnna Hendrix announced the addition of Taylor Boruff to the Miami roster on Tuesday. The incoming freshman will be eligible immediately.
“I’ve known Taylor and her family a long time and have been able to see Tay develop as a player,” said Hendrix. “She has an extremely high basketball IQ, makes everyone around her better, and knows what it takes to win. She has proven to be the utility piece needed to win championships and I foresee her being the same at Miami. I’m excited to have her as a RedHawk.”
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