2020 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, July 2019

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.

Mackenzie Daleba (MA) has been added to the Recruiting Summaries page. New offers or other info has been added for the following:

  • Kylee Blacksten (CO)
  • Nan Garcia (IL)
  • Tracey Hueston (VA)
  • Teegan Pifher (OH)
  • Alexsia Rose (CT)

Jessika Evans, 6-0 F, Norman North HS (OK): committed to Tulsa (AAC).


Caiyle Kaupu, 5-11 F, Konawaena HS (Kealakekua, HI): committed to UC Irvine (Big West) yesterday, over Hawaii and Portland State.

Kaupu visited UC Irvine last week with her mother, Marie.

“UC Irvine offered me back when I was with Team Aloha (last spring),” she said. “I was talking to the Coach Tamara (Inoue) after we came home. I went to the campus and they made me feel like home, like family. The campus is beautiful. The teammates are great people. I love the coaching staff. They’re very straight-up, straightforward with me.”


Four more 2020 prospects have been added to the Recruiting Summaries page:

  • Maleia Bracone (SC)
  • Dijone’ Flowers (LA)
  • Macey Lee (TN)
  • Jade Thompson (TX)

New offers have been noted for Kylee Blacksten (CO) and Capria Brown (IL), and new official visit information has been added for Kate Thompson (LA).


Aaliyah McQueen, 5-8 G, Flint Carman-Ainsworth HS (MI): an MLive.com article on McQueen’s recent commitment to Illinois gives an indication of the other schools she was considering.

She chose Illinois from about 20 schools that were recruiting her. Others that she strongly considered included Dayton, Minnesota, Marquette, Toledo and Cincinnati.

“It’s a good school,” McQueen said. ” It’s very community engaged and it’s not far from my home. Just the fact that they showed how much they wanted me and they treated me like I was one of their children” played into the decision.


Peyton McDaniel, 6-0 SG, Twin Valley HS (Elverson, PA): committed to James Madison (CAA), their third 2020 commit this month.

UPDATE: McDaniel chose JMU over Drexel and Villanova, according to a Reading Eagle article.

Twin Valley’s rising senior was down to James Madison, Villanova and Drexel by the end of July.

James Madison, led by coach Sean O’Regan, won the recruiting battle.

“It was definitely a really hard decision,” McDaniel said. “One of my main things was the development piece. The way ‘Coach O’ and his staff develop players was intriguing. That and the people there broke the tie, I guess.”


New offers have been added to the Recruiting Summaries for the following:

  • Maya Chandler (IN)
  • Tess Darby (TN)
  • Piath Gabriel (MA)
  • Eden Gainer (WV)
  • Nan Garcia (IN)
  • Sharonica Hartsfield (OK)
  • Halle Idowu (IL)
  • Asjah Inniss (GA)
  • Rachel Loobie (IN)
  • Alexis Mark (CA)
  • Diamond Stokes (IL)
  • Sydney Watkins (IN)
  • Malea Williams (KY)


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