2020 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, February 2019

Coverage of the women’s basketball 2020 recruiting class: offers, commitments, decommitments, unofficial visits, recruiting updates from news sites and other sources, etc. Items listed in reverse chronological order.

Grace Kirk, 5-6 PG, Duluth Marshall HS (MN): A recruiting update on Kirk is included in a Duluth News Tribune article on Kirk and her HS teammate Gianna Kneepkens (2021 class).

Kirk’s D-I suitors thus far include Wisconsin-Green Bay, Hampton and St. Bonaventure, while Kneepkens has an offer from North Dakota State, plus myriad additional interest.


Ashley Chevalier, 5-7 G, Sierra Canyon School (Chatsworth, CA): picked up an offer from Texas. In December 2018 she was offered by Cal State Northridge, the school her parents both played at, as noted in this recent feature.

There’s a toughness, a determination and a relentless desire to disrupt that is evident when you watch Ashley Chevalier of Chatsworth Sierra Canyon play basketball.

You see it as she sacrifices her body tumbling on the court for a loose ball. You feel it as she falls to the ground taking a charging foul. You sense it as she claps her hands following a turnover.

“She’s a good reflection of a child of a coach,” Sierra Canyon coach Alicia Komaki said.

Chevalier isn’t the child of just one coach — try two very good coaches. Her father is Andre Chevalier, a former Cal State Northridge point guard who’s head coach of Sierra Canyon’s boys’ team. Her mother is Michelle Esparza-Chevalier, a former CSUN guard who’s head coach of the Pierce College women’s team.


Shy Christopher, 5-9 G, Jacksonville HS (AR): Cincinnati is the latest school to offer her. Arkansas State and UT Martin offered her last month.


Anna Morris, 6-2 F, Immaculate Heart Academy (NJ): A feature on Morris touches on recruiting, with Michigan highlighted as having offered her (she has about a dozen other offers).

The question is: What sport will Morris play at the college level? She sounds pretty secure when she says it will be basketball, noting that she has some great schools who have offered her for that sport (Michigan being one).

“You know, it’s four years, and after that you have that degree for a lifetime,” Morris said. “So I think I want whatever can help me the best academically, and athletic experience.”

She has not committed anywhere and isn’t sweating a timeline to choose a college.

“I have visited a lot of schools, so I have seen what I want and I think I know what I want in a school,” Morris said. “There are a lot of options, which is what is making it hard because every school I have visited has had so much to offer, but I think once I sit down and look at the schools and realize what is important to me I will make that decision.”


Morgan Moseley, 6-0 W, St. James School (Hagerstown, MD): was offered by UNC Wilmington; earlier offers: Hartford, Niagara, North Carolina A&T, Towson, Hofstra, LIU Brooklyn, and Mount St. Mary’s.


Chantell Gonzalez, 6-8 C, Miami Country Day School (FL): A Miami Herald feature on Gonzalez mentions some schools she’s garnered interest from.

So far, Gonzalez has gotten recruiting interest from Princeton, Cornell, Columbia and Florida. She considers herself a big-city girl and also likes the Hurricanes, but it remains to be seen if she can reach that level.

“She’s definitely a Division I player,” Swaby said. “If I were a mid-major college coach, I would recruit her because she blocks and alters shots — especially in a zone defense — and she can shoot the face-up jumper. She’s not a stiff you just put under the basket.

“The main thing college coaches have told me is how much she has improved. She works her butt off – I can’t think of one negative thing about her.”


Nevaeh Tot, 5-5 PG, John Paul II HS (Plano, TX): picked up an offer from Penn State. Her mother, Helen Darling, was an All-American at PSU and played in the WNBA from 2000 to 2010.


Alice Stevenson, 5-10 G/W, Perkins-Tryon HS (OK): Recruiting update (from this post): offer: Abilene Christian; interest: Oklahoma State, Wichita State, Little Rock, and others.


Nabaweeyah McGill, 6-2 C, Carrollwood Day School (Tampa, FL): picked up an offer from Murray State.


Leilani Kapinus, 5-10 G, Madison Memorial HS (WI): landed an offer from Ohio State. In addition to a number of other offers, this is her tenth from a Big Ten school, following Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan State, Northwestern, Nebraska, and Michigan. She’s currently ranked in the top ten in the 2020 recruiting class. Kapinus suffered a knee injury in late November 2018 that caused her to miss the remainder of her junior HS season.


Makenzie Bond, 6-1 freshman center, Eastern Arizona College: announced her commitment to Cal State Bakersfield (WAC) as a juco transfer for the 2020-21 season. Bond attended Todd Beamer HS (Federal Way, WA).


Paetynn Gray, 6-2 W, Cedar Ridge HS (Round Rock, TX): was offered by UCF. A report from November 2018 said her offers included Ole Miss, Auburn, Virginia, USC, Texas State, and UT Arlington.


Avery Brittingham, 6-0 F, Crowley HS (TX): landed an offer from Tulsa. Stephen F. Austin offered her in July 2018.


Skylar Treadwell, 6-1 W, St. James School (Hagerstown, MD): announced her commitment to Seton Hall (Big East), their first 2020 commit. She’s from Martinsburg, West Virginia (St. James is a boarding school).

The following schools reportedly offered Treadwell: James Madison, Elon, Stony Brook, Vermont, Hartford, UNC Wilmington, Delaware, George Mason, Charlotte, Towson, High Point, and UMass Lowell. Seton Hall was actually the last of her reported offers, coming in December 2018.


Elyssa Coleman, 6-2 C, Atascocita HS (Humble, TX): A Houston Chronicle feature on Coleman, which focuses on her return from a torn ACL, notes that she has an Illinois offer and interest from Arkansas, Northwestern, and New Mexico.

With the injury Coleman missed her summer AAU season with DFW Elite, which has produced 160 Division I players, including 16 McDonald’s All-Americans since 2015.

Coleman has an offer from Illinois and has been in contact with Arkansas, Northwestern and New Mexico.

“At first I was a little down about missing the AAU season, but my parents told me that I still had a two years of basketball to play, and it wasn’t going to hurt my recruiting,” Coleman said. “I just focused on getting healthy and getting back to my team for the season.”


Meghan Fiso, 5-10 G, West Seattle HS (WA): announced her commitment to Michigan. She is the second 2020 commit for the Wolverines, joining Makailah Griggs-Zeigler, 5-11 W, Wayne Memorial HS (MI).



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