2020 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, July 2019

More prospects have been added to the 2020 Recruiting Summaries page:

  • Tess Darby (TN)
  • Jamia Blake (SC)
  • Jenae Dublin (MD)
  • Sharonica Hartsfield (OK)
  • Jasmine McGinnis-Taylor (NE)
  • Mimi Rubino (NJ)

And the summaries for the following have been updated with new offers:

  • Kylee Blacksten (CO)
  • Sean Kelly Darks (OH)
  • Caroline Dingler (GA)
  • Anabel Ellison (FL)
  • Jessika Evans (OK)
  • Bri Johns (VA)
  • Emily Klaczek (IL)
  • Khamya McNeal (WI)
  • Mimi Rubino (NJ)
  • Diamond Stokes (IL)
  • D’Mya Tucker (SC)
  • Makennah White (PA)


Graycen Holden, 6-1 F/C, Edmond North HS (OK): announced her commitment to Central Missouri (D-II). Several D-I schools had offered her.


Kateri Poole, 5-9 PG, Monsignor Scanlan HS (Bronx, NY): committed to Ohio State. She’s ranked #16 in the 2020 class by espnW. The Buckeyes have two earlier commits in that class, both in-staters:

  • Gabby Hutcherson, 6-2 F, Westerville South HS (OH)
  • Anyssa Jones, 5-10 SG, Westerville South HS (OH)


Stephanie Ouderkirk, 6-1 F, Spotswood HS (Penn Laird, VA): committed to James Madison (CAA), over American, George Mason, Penn, and William & Mary, according to this report.

“I’m really excited,” Ouderkirk said. “Just the coaches and the staff and the place. Like the community it’s such a great community and I’ve had a lot of support and I’m just really excited to be a part of it.”


2020 prospect Aaliyah Pitts is transferring to Bishop McNamara HS (Forestville, MD) for her senior year. She previously attended Woodbridge HS (VA). See the Recruiting Summaries page for a rundown of her offers.


Nicole Avila-Ambrosi, 5-8 G, Millard North HS (Omaha, NE): committed to California Baptist (WAC). Omaha had also offered her, according to this article.

“Coach Olson is a point guard-focused coach, and that is what I play, so that was a big factor in my decision,” Avila-Ambrosi said. . . .

Avila-Ambrosi chose Cal Baptist over a scholarship offer from UNO. Ivy League schools Cornell and Columbia expressed interest, as did Texas-San Antonio, Texas-Rio Grande Valley, South Dakota and Drake.


Kylie Swider, 6-4 F, Tabor Academy (MA)/hometown: Portsmouth, RI: The Newport Daily News reports on Swider’s recent commitment to Villanova (Big East). Her other finalists were Butler, James Madison, Richmond, and Xavier.

“In early June, I got my five visits done. Then I let myself think about where I wanted to go,” Swider said in a telephone interview Tuesday morning from Atlanta, where she was playing in an AAU tournament with her Rivals squad based out of Andover, Massachusetts.

In the end, Swider chose Villanova, a program that wanted her as early as last year.

“I felt at home there. I felt comfortable,” Swider said. “I spent some time with the team, and I could see myself playing there. The academic piece also was very huge for me. I’ll probably study marketing.”


Taylor Lauterbach, 6-6 C, Appleton West HS (WI): a follow-up article on Lauterbach’s commitment to Kansas State last week indicates that she had narrowed her choices down to just two, with in-state school Wisconsin ending up as runner-up.

“I struggled for a while deciding between my final two which were K-State and Wisconsin,” Lauterbach said to GoPowercat. “After talking with the girls a couple of times over FaceTime and being able to think about what I wanted in a program I decided to commit. Kansas State is a competitive program with the desire to win and has had prior success.

“I wanted a program like this who has a bright future. Ultimately I decided K-State was a better option for me as a player and a person.”



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