Whitney Hay, 6-0 G, Elizabethtown HS (KY): announced her commitment to Belmont (OVC). Her hometown newspaper has more on her decision.
Hay – who held scholarship offers from Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Belmont, Eastern Kentucky, Indiana State, Morehead State, Murray State, Northern Kentucky, Tennessee-Martin and Wake Forest, among others – said Belmont stood above the rest when it came down to making her decision.
“I started talking to Belmont my sophomore year, right after we got done with the state tournament,” Hay said Sunday in a phone interview. “What stuck out to me at first was their coach was telling me about how they’ve been to the NCAA tournament a couple years in a row – and I think that year they had been ranked in the Top 25 and beaten really good, big-name teams.
“That stuck out to me because they’re like a small school, probably underrated, and I feel like I’ve always been underrated, too.”
Aniya Matthews, 6-3 C, Dallastown HS (PA): an article from the York Dispatch on Matthews’s commitment to Temple (AAC) on Friday indicates that her other finalists were Lafayette, Saint Joseph’s, and James Madison.
Early this summer, Matthews narrowed her search to four schools — Temple, Lafayette, St. Joe’s and James Madison.
“The coaches at Temple believe in me the most,” she said. “And I was comfortable with them. I have not only a great relationship with the head coach (Tonya Cardoza), but also the assistant coaches and some of the players, which was a big thing for me.”
Genesis Bryant, 5-7 PG, Lovejoy HS (GA): trekked to Dayton this weekend for an official visit. She took an official to St. John’s last month. See the Recruiting Summaries page for a rundown of the 17 other schools that have reportedly offered her.
Aniya Finger, 6-0 W, Hopewell HS (Huntersville, NC): took an official visit this weekend to Arkansas State. See the Recruiting Summaries page for a look at the other colleges in the mix.