2019 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, June 2019

North Carolina State commit Elle Sutphin, 6-3 F, North Surry HS (Mount Airy, NC), ranked #39 in the 2020 class by espnW, is now planning to enroll early at NC State and arrive at the school this fall, reclassifying to the 2019 class.

Sutphin, who just finished her junior year with the Cardinals, has decided to forego her senior year, graduate this summer and enroll at N.C. State in the fall. She reports to N.C. State on Aug. 24.

“This year kind of depends on me,” said Sutphin, who is 6-foot-3. “If I’m doing well and going into the offense well, and the chemistry is going good then I’ll probably play.

“If I go in there and I’m a little over my head and overwhelmed then I’ll probably redshirt and train for a year and get ready for next year to be on the court and to handle that.”


Fairleigh Dickinson announces the final addition to its 2019-20 roster: incoming freshman Maria Roters, a 6-0 wing out of Tenerife, Spain.

Fairleigh Dickinson women’s basketball and head coach Angelika Szumilo announced the final addition to the 2019-20 roster Monday afternoon, with Maria Roters signing her National Letter of Intent to play for the Knights next season.

Roters, a native of Tenerife, Spain, is a 6-0 wing that competed recently in the U18 Spanish National Championship tournament with her club team, Perfumerias Avenida. She averaged 11.7 points per game, 8.2 rebounds per game and 2.1 assists per game while helping her team place fifth out of 32 teams competing on the national stage. Roters played her best game in the National Championship against the eventual champion Estudiantes, recording a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds.


Sophia Zulich, 6-1 F, Crestwood Prep (Toronto, ON): announced her commitment to Denver (Summit).


Hya Haywood, 5-5 PG, Montverde Academy (FL): announced her commitment to Western Kentucky (C-USA). Haywood had attended Evansville Central HS (IN) before transferring to Montverde for her senior year.


La Salle (A-10) announces the addition of two incoming freshmen: twin sisters Amy and Claire Jacobs, 5-9 guards out of Perth, Australia.

The La Salle women’s basketball team will have another pair of fresh faces joining the team this fall with the addition of Amy and Claire Jacobs, head coach Mountain MacGillivray announced Thursday. The Jacobs girls will be the second set of sisters to play together in program history after Chris and Liesel Hud in the mid-seventies.

“I am very excited to have Claire and Amy join our program,” MacGillivray said. “With three players and a coach under one roof, basketball matters in their house and they have prepared for the opportunity to come here and impact our program.”

Hailing from over 11,500 miles away in Perth, Australia, Amy and Claire graduated from Kennedy Baptist College in 2018.


Following Lindsay Gottlieb’s departure for the NBA, Cal signee Lauren Fields, 5-9 G, Shawnee HS (OK), has requested her release from her NLI in order to “explore her options.”


Long Beach State (Big West) has announced a fifth and apparently final signee in the 2019 recruiting class: Alexis Legan, 5-9 G, Palm Desert HS (CA).

Long Beach State women’s basketball head coach Jeff Cammon completed the 2019-20 recruiting class by adding incoming freshman guard Alexis Legan to the mix.

Legan joins an already talented group of signees in Alyssa Alvarez, Danelle Arigbabu, Kristyna Jeskeona, and Jada Smith who will begin their careers at the Beach in the fall.

“We’re very excited about Alexis joining our Beach family,” Cammon said. “Alexis is a diamond in the rough, and certainly a key addition to this 2019 recruiting class. We count ourselves fortunate to have found this young lady so late in the game.”


Emilee Ebert, 6-0 G, Frankfort HS (KS): is now headed to Kansas State. She had originally signed with Missouri State last fall, prior to the coaching change there.

Ebert joins an incoming freshmen class that includes Emma Chapman (Columbia, Missouri) and Jada Thorpe (Chicago, Illinois).

“We are excited to add Emilee to our roster for the upcoming season,” said Mittie about the squad’s newest addition. “She had an excellent career at Frankfort and has great upside for the college game.”



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