Bailee Adkins, 5-7 G, St. Joseph Central HS (Huntington, WV): Coaches from Marshall and Charlotte were on hand at one of Adkins’s recent games. She has offers from both schools. Her overall offer list is reportedly as follows (listed chronologically): Marshall, FIU, Xavier, Youngstown State, Charlotte, Miami (OH), Bradley, Cleveland State, James Madison, Elon, Radford, UNC Wilmington, George Washington, and Ohio.
College head coaches and assistants from Marshall and Charlotte watched the action from the front row of the bleachers. Their teams met earlier Saturday in Huntington, with MU prevailing 63-62.
Both schools are recruiting St. Joe’s Bailee Adkins, a 5-7 junior who ran into early foul trouble and scored 11 points. She made four consecutive free throws in the final minute to help keep Boyd County at bay.
Shy Christopher, 5-9 G, Jacksonville HS (AR): picked up her first offer, from Arkansas State.
Alexia Smith, 5-8 G, Columbus Africentric HS (OH): received an offer from DePaul. The offers previously reported for her (in chronological order): Toledo, Michigan State, Xavier, and Delaware.
Khyla Wade-Warren, 6-1 F, McNairy Central HS (Selmer, TN): Jackson Sun article($) states that Wade-Warren has offers from Chattanooga and Memphis. UPDATE (Jan. 13): A source says that Wade-Warren also has offers from Tennessee Tech, Middle Tennessee, Lipscomb, North Alabama, Murray State, Little Rock, Belmont, UT Martin, and Arkansas State.
Anna Morris, 6-2 F, Immaculate Heart Academy (NJ): received offers from Columbia and Miami (FL) in the first days of January. Her previously reported offers (in chronological order): Saint Joseph’s, Seton Hall, Fordham, Rutgers, Michigan, West Virginia, South Florida, Villanova, Virginia Tech, and Northwestern.
Kateri Poole, 5-9 PG, Monsignor Scanlan HS (Bronx, NY): Quote from a local TV news feature: “Duke, Tennessee, Louisville among the many college scholarship offers Kateri already has.” Previous report from the summer of 2017 indicated she had received an offer from Kentucky. Poole is currently ranked #10 in the 2020 class by espnW.
Jillian Hayes, 5-10 G, Loveland HS (OH): received an offer from Kentucky. This appears to be her first Power 5 offer, as the earlier offers reported for her include Northern Kentucky, Middle Tennessee, Xavier, Miami (OH), Cincinnati, Tulsa, Southern Illinois, Florida Atlantic, and Ball State (listed in chronological order). She is the sister of Jaxson Hayes, a freshman (2018-19 season) for Texas MBB. (UPDATE: See also this article [Jan. 14] on her in which she indicates she’s in no rush make a decision on a college.)
Maddie Burke, 6-0 G, Central Bucks West HS (Doylestown, PA): Philadelphia Inquirer feature on Burke (and her sister, a volleyball recruit) indicates that she has 30+ D-I offers, with Stanford, Maryland, Penn State, Florida, and Villanova being “a few of the schools that are high on her list.”
So far, Maddie Burke has more than 30 Division I basketball scholarship offers to schools all over the country. Stanford, Maryland, Penn State, Florida, and Villanova are a few of the schools that are high on her list. A 6-foot guard, she made it to the final cuts for the 2017 USA Basketball women’s under-16 national team and was invited back to try out for the 2018 USA women’s under-17 World Cup team.
The 17-year-old averaged 14.7 points per game for the Bucks as a sophomore last season and was named to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers’ all-state second-team and the All-Suburban One Conference first team.
Cheyenne McEvans, 5-8 G, Southfield A&T HS (MI): received an offer from Indiana State. An article last month said she had 20 D-I offers. The full list is not available, but here are some offers that have been reported for her: Butler, Detroit Mercy, Marquette, Niagara, Oakland, Ohio, Toledo, Western Michigan, and Wichita State.
Jacee Busick, 6-0 W, Glenn HS (Kernersville, NC): recently committed to Charlotte (Conference USA) over 16 other offers, including Appalachian State, Bucknell, Campbell, Charleston Southern, Davidson, East Carolina, Elon, Furman, High Point, UNCG, UNC Wilmington, and Radford. Busick is the first 2020 recruit to commit to the 49ers.
On Sunday, Busick, a 6-foot-1 junior wing for Glenn, announced her verbal commitment to UNC Charlotte via a Twitter post, after receiving an offer from the 49ers in April. UNC Charlotte wasn’t the only team interested in Busick. Since the start of her sophomore year at Glenn, she’s drummed up plenty of college interest, totaling 17 scholarship offers — among them Appalachian State, UNC Greensboro and Elon.
Now with recruitment simmering down, Busick can turn more attention to the game she loves. And she can spend more time getting to know Coach Cara Consuegra of UNCC, whose 49ers were 8-4 entering Conference USA play against Western Kentucky on Thursday night.
“It was just kind of a big weight lifted off my shoulders knowing: ‘This is where I’m going to school, now I can focus on being the best player I can be for my high school team,’” Busick said. “You really get to know the coach that you’re about to play for, too, and you’re kind of focusing on that.”
Capria Brown, 5-8 G, Schlarman Acad. (Danville, IL): committed to Xavier (Big East) on January 1. Among her other offers were Western Michigan, Wichita State, Marshall, Indiana State. and DePaul. Brown is the second 2020 commit for the Musketeers, who in August 2018 received a pledge from Madison Brady, 6-3 C, Campbell County HS (Jacksboro, TN).
“It felt right for me. It was just the perfect school,” Brown said on Wednesday. “It’s definitely like what I’m used to now, so when I go to college, it’s not going to be different.”
Brown was taken in by Xavier coach Brian Neal describing her as “a playmaker.” And Brown compared her visit to the campus in Cincinnati as similar to walking into her own house in Danville.
Helping with that was Musketeers employing Mark Stephens as an assistant. Stephens led Brown’s AAU squad in the past.