2019 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, May 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.

Shannan Mitchell, 6-1 F, Thornwood HS (South Holland, IL): has signed with UTSA (C-USA).

Quote from coach Holt on Mitchell: “Shannan Mitchell is a very good addition to our program. She is a 6’1″ forward that can shoot the face-up or put the ball on the floor and get to the rim. We are excited that she has decided to join our UTSA women’s basketball family.”


Linda van Schaik, a 5-10 guard out of South Holland, Netherlands, has signed with Louisiana–Monroe (Sun Belt).

Schaik becomes the second signee of Coach Williams’ first recruiting class at ULM, joining 5-8 guard Gara Beth Self, from Ingomar High School in New Albany, Mississippi.


Chaniqwa Gilliam, 5-8 G, Lake Taylor HS (Norfolk, VA): has signed with William & Mary (CAA).

“We are excited that Chaniqwa will round out our 2019 recruiting class,” Swanson said. “Along with already signed Bre Bellamy, the 2019 class aligns with all of our program values, and both young women will make an impact on and off of the court quickly.”


Maddie Nolan, 5-9 G, Zionsville HS (IN): officially signs with Michigan.

“We are excited to add Maddie to our program,” Barnes Arico said. “She will be a great addition for us on the perimeter with her ability to score in multiple ways. She also has a great feel for the game and can make an impact in different ways. She comes from a great high school program and her mom was a collegiate basketball player as well. She is a team-first player who will fit right in with our program and culture.”

“I picked Michigan because of the outstanding academics and great opportunities that I can have after I earn my degree,” Nolan said. “In addition, the competitive women’s basketball program and coaches who will develop and push me to improve were a big factor. During my visit, I was able to hang out with some of the players. They were very welcoming, fun to be around and are very goal-focused and team-oriented.”


Svenia Nurenberg, a 5-10 forward out of Bergem, Luxembourg, has signed with Campbell (Big South).

Nurenberg joins Faith Price, a 5-foot-8 guard from Jamestown, N.C. and Ragsdale High School, and Brittany Staves, a 6-foot forward from Raleigh and Leesville Road High, in Campbell’s 2018-19 signing class.


Buffalo announces the signing of Loren Christie, a 6-3 forward from Hertfordshire, England.

Christie is the fourth player to sign a National Letter of Intent, joining Dyaisha Fair, Jessika Schiffer and Elea Gaba.


UMKC (WAC) announces two more signees, both juco transfers: Kyla Callins and Jada Mickens.

Below is the complete list of the 2019 Recruiting Class (Six total)

Jada Mickens 6’0 Forward Hutchinson CC Liberal, Kan.
Kyla Collins 5’11 Guard/Forward Butler CC Liberal, Kan.
Naomie Alnatas 5’7 Guard Iowa Western CC Cayenne, French Guianna
Mandy Willems 5’9 Guard North Iowa Area CC Ackley, Iowa
Lauren West 5’11 Guard Millard North HS Omaha, Neb.
Tajah Foster-Walker 6’2 Forward Whitfield School St. Louis, Mo.

Fairleigh Dickinson (NEC) announces the signing of Celia Carbonell Muñoz, a 5-9 shooting guard hailing from Barcelona, Spain.


Zuzia Kulińska, 6-0 G, New York Military Academy (Cornwall, NY): announced her commitment to Colorado. She’s originally from Gdynia, Poland.

UPDATE: official press release on her signing


Portland (WCC) signs Alex Fowler, a 6-1 forward out of Townsville, Australia.


Jordan Berry, 5-7 PG, Mount Carmel Academy (New Orleans, LA): announced her commitment to Ole Miss.



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