2020 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, July 2019

Dolly Cairns, 5-7 PG, Saratoga Springs HS (NY): committed to Rhode Island (A-10).

“I wanted to commit there before I ever visited,” said Cairns, who listed UAlbany, American, Army and Marist as top options among other schools she considered. . . .

“And I chose Rhode Island because of the people,” Cairns said. “I had a chance to develop a relationship with the head coach who I really love. . . . She described what she wants to do there, and it fits exactly what I want to do, too.”


Offers Reported on July 1

  • Eden Gainer, 5-8 SG, Wheeling Central Catholic HS (WV): American (see Recruiting Summaries page for further info on her)
  • Tomia Johnson, 5-6 PG, Grandview HS (Aurora, CO): Air Force
  • Allison Napoli, 5-11 G, Amesbury HS (MA): Central Connecticut State
  • Makennah White, 6-2 F, West Middlesex HS (PA): Rider (see Recruiting Summaries page for further info on her)

Maddie Burke, 6-0 G, Central Bucks West HS (Doylestown, PA): An article from the Intelligencer on Burke’s recent commitment to Penn State indicates her final list also included Maryland, Boston College, Villanova, and Florida.

Burke, who received her first offer from Seton Hall University the summer before ninth grade after attending an elite camp at the school, chose Penn State from a final list that included Maryland, Boston College, Villanova and Florida.

Penn State became a late frontrunner when former Marquette coach Carolyn Kieger was named head coach this spring.

“I went to visit, and I just loved the new atmosphere they had,” Burke said. “The new head coach — everything she said really excited me. I was like, ‘I can really see myself there and I can see myself thriving. I’m just going to do it because it’s going to be the best thing for me.’


Mir McLean, 5-11 W, Roland Park Country School (Baltimore, MD): A Baltimore Sun article on McLean’s recent commitment to UConn (future Big East) indicates she picked the Huskies over Miami (FL), North Carolina State, and South Carolina. McLean is currently ranked #32 in the 2020 class by espnW.

She selected Connecticut . . . over South Carolina, Miami and North Carolina State. . . .

“I was looking at Connecticut for two years and have liked [former Huskies standout forward] Gabby Williams for a while. It feels good, a big relief, and I’m just excited and glad I was able to stick to my decision,” said McLean, who is joining Paige Bueckers, the No. 1 overall recruit in the country, in UConn’s 2020 recruiting class.


Makenna Burch, 5-6 G, Jenks HS (OK): took an official visit over the weekend to Little Rock. She also took a recent unofficial visit to UT Arlington. (See Recruiting Summaries page for further info on her.)




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