2019 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, June 2019

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.

Cleveland State (Horizon) announces the addition of two recruits, both originally from overseas, as incoming freshmen for the 2019-20 season.

  • Taylah Levy, 5-5 G, Victor Harbor, South Australia, Australia
  • Aminata Ly, 6-4 C, Dakar, Senegal

“We’re thrilled to have both of these players in our program next season, not only are they great people with incredible backgrounds, but they are outstanding in the classroom and extremely competitive and hard working on and off the court,” Kielsmeier said. “We are so excited for them to be big contributors in the future of Cleveland State women’s basketball, and we can’t wait to see how they blend in with our other newcomers and returners next season.”


Long Island University (NEC) announces the addition of three juco transfers: Paulani Tarawa, Mia Perkins, and Zhané Williams.

Long Island University women’s basketball head coach Rene Haynesannounced the addition of three players for the 2019-20 season. Paulani Tarawa (Sydney, Australia), Mia Perkins (Houston, Texas) and Zhané Williams (Jersey City, N.J.) have signed to play for the Sharks next season.


Esmery Martinez, 6-0 W, Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Chattanooga, TN): is on a visit to Texas. She had signed with Mississippi State but asked for her release earlier this month.


UPDATE (6/22): She committed to the Longhorns during her visit.

UPDATE (6/24): Official press release on her signing with Texas

Esmery Martinez, the No. 13 forward in the class of 2019, has signed an Athletic Scholarship Agreement (ASA) to play basketball for the University of Texas, head coach Karen Aston announced Monday. Martinez will be eligible to play for the Longhorns beginning with the 2019-20 season.

Martinez, a 6-foot-2 forward, is a native of Hato Mayor del Rey in the Dominican Republic. She played high school basketball at Hamilton Heights Christian Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Martinez is known as a strong defender and defensive stopper, in addition to her ability to get to the rim offensively. During her prep career at Hamilton Heights, she averaged 18.3 points per game, 14.3 rebounds per game and 5.9 blocks per game.

Khoryn Bannis, 5-10 G, Matawan Regional HS (Aberdeen, NJ): committed to Binghamton (America East).


Mount St. Mary’s (NEC) announces the addition of Mikayla Watkinson, a 5-9 point guard out of Brisbane, Australia.


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