Coverage of the women’s basketball 2020 recruiting class: offers, commitments, decommitments, official and unofficial visits, recruiting updates from news sites and other sources, etc. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
Amaya Douglas, 5-11 W, Westtown School (West Chester, PA): announced her commitment to Lafayette (Patriot League), their second 2020 commitment in less than a week. The earlier commit was Ashley Evans, 6-3 F, Lawrence Academy (MA).
Jerkaila Jordan, 5-9 G/F, John Curtis Christian School (River Ridge, LA): has offers from Tulane, Southern Mississippi, and Louisiana Tech, according to this feature.
A 5-foot-9 junior guard-forward, Jordan already holds scholarship offers from Tulane, Southern Mississippi and Louisiana Tech. But, for the life of her, she labors to define what it is set her apart.
“Dang, I don’t know,’’ Jordan said. “I feel like I have sneaky quickness that helps me get steals. I have an ability to get to the goal easily. I feel like those are strengths.’’
What she does know is, “I just enjoy going out there and having fun and playing my best and enjoying the chemistry on our team. Basketball brings friends together and turns them into family. So I just enjoy playing with my teammates.’’
Te-Hina Paopao, 5-10 PG, La Jolla Country Day School (CA): A report following her Oregon official visit indicates that will be her only official. She’s taken unofficial visits to Duke, Louisville, North Carolina, San Diego State, and San Diego. Paopao plans to make her decision sometime next week.
“This was my first official visit and it will be my last one,” Paopao said. “I’ve decided for this to be my only visit because I want to focus on school with finals coming up and my travel team teammates because travel starts this week. So it would’ve been hectic to squeeze everything in.
“I’m talking to my family this week before I take off [for travel basketball]. Then I’ll have alone time this weekend to think about it. I’m probably going to make my decision next week sometime.”
Paopao, who stars at La Jolla Country Day in Oceanside (Cali.), has taken unofficial visits to Louisville, Duke, North Carolina, San Diego State and San Diego as well as this weekend’s official visit.
Katelyn Young, 6-1 F, Oakwood HS (Fithian, IL): announced her commitment to Murray State (OVC). The Racers now have three 2020 commits. The first two were:
- Hannah McKay, 6-0 F, Owensboro Catholic HS (KY)
- Charlee Settle, 6-0 G/F, Calloway County HS (Murray, KY)
UPDATE: Local news article has more on Young’s commitment.
“They just said, ‘You could be a big part of (the Racers),’” Young said of what she was told by Murray State coach Rechelle Turner, whose current roster presently boasts no athletes taller than 6-1. “I really enjoyed all the girls there. They just clicked with me.”
Mallory Brake, 6-0 F, Hastings HS (MN): announced her commitment to Creighton (Big East). She’s their fourth 2020 commit, joining:
- Jayme Horan, 6-0 W, Millard South HS (Omaha, NE)
- Morgan Maly, 6-0 W, Crete HS (NE)
- Emma Ronsiek, 6-1 W, O’Gorman HS (Sioux Falls, SD)
Angela Dugalić, 6-4 W, Maine West HS (Des Plaines, IL): committed to Oregon. UCLA was her other finalist (she was scheduled to visit them in early May). She joins Sydney Parrish, 6-1 W, Hamilton Southeastern HS (IN), in the Ducks’ 2020 recruiting class. Current espnW rankings have Dugalić at #33 and Parrish at #11.
“Mainly the coaches and the team,” she told DuckTerritory.com of why she committed. “These are the type of coaches I want. I think I can learn a lot not only from them but also from the team. [The team] is nice, funny, and very fun to be around. You can tell that they are close.”
Another official visitor to Oregon reported for this weekend: Te-Hina Paopao, 5-10 PG, La Jolla Country Day School (CA).
Lauren Ware, 6-5 C, Bismarck Century HS (ND): took an official visit to Nebraska. She’s ranked in the top 40 in the 2020 class.
The Orange County Register has an article on recent Idaho commit Sydney Gandy, who will be transferring to Orangewood Academy (Garden Grove, CA) for her senior year.
Ashley Evans, 6-3 F, Lawrence Academy (MA): announced her commitment to Lafayette (Patriot League), their first 2020 commit.
Kylie Swider, 6-4 F, Tabor Academy (MA): received an offer from Xavier.
Loyal McQueen, 5-7 PG, Wilson HS (Florence, SC): has reopened her recruitment following the resignation of North Carolina head coach Sylvia Hatchell. She had committed to UNC in May 2018. McQueen is ranked in the top 25 in the 2020 recruiting class.
A couple of articles on recent commits:
After hosting Angela Dugalić, 6-4 W, Maine West HS (Des Plaines, IL) on an official visit this weekend, Oregon will have another official visitor early next week: Kylee Watson, 6-4 F, Mainland Regional HS (Linwood, NJ). Both are ranked in the top 35 by espnW.
In addition to Oregon, an article from last December mentioned UCLA, Florida, and South Carolina as being among the schools recruiting Watson.