2020 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, May 2019

Jerkaila Jordan, 5-9 G/F, John Curtis Christian School (River Ridge, LA): committed to Tulane (AAC), their first 2020 commit. She’s ranked #50 in her class by espnW.

“I was able to visit there a lot, and the more I did, the more I enjoyed it and got comfortable,” she said. “I could really see myself playing there in a few years. And because I felt like I already knew where I wanted to play, it made sense to shut things down. There was no reason to drag it out.”

An article from earlier this month indicated she had eight offers: UL Lafayette, Loyola University New Orleans, UTEP, Arkansas State, UT Arlington, Louisiana Tech, Tulane, and Southern Mississippi.


Jayla Kelly, 6-3 C, Parkway Central HS (Chesterfield, MO): took an unofficial visit this weekend to Northwestern. Back in March, she hosted Northwestern on a home visit, along with Missouri, Purdue, Saint Louis Univ., TCU, and Vanderbilt.


Whitney Hay, 6-0 G, Elizabethtown HS (KY): In a feature published in her hometown newspaper, Hay indicates she’ll be taking “a few visits in June” with a decision possibly following those. The article doesn’t mention any of the schools she’s considering. As of December 2018, she reportedly had offers from Austin Peay, Indiana State, Northern Kentucky, and UT Martin.

“It’s so difficult,” she said of the recruiting process. “I thought it was going to be so easy and so easy-going. It can be super stressful. Once I commit, it’s going to be so much weight thrown off my shoulders. I get so stressed over, ‘I have to play this good because the coach is here’ or always having to text like 10 different coaches or 20 different coaches — getting phone calls and having to talk to them all the time. It’s super stressful.

“I’m going on a few visits in June and could make the decision then.”

Although the 6-footer does not know where she’ll go, she knows what she’s looking for in finalizing that decision.

“I want to go somewhere where I’ll be able to make a big impact on the school,” Hay said. “There’s a lot of schools I can go to and just be a bench player and say, ‘Wow, I played at this school.’ I want to make more of an impact than just being there.”


Jasmine Singleton, 5-6 PG, Millennium HS (Goodyear, AZ): committed to UNLV (Mountain West), their second 2020 commit, joining Jade Thomas, 5-9 SG, Centennial HS (Las Vegas, NV).


Kendall Wingler, 5-10 G, Meade County HS (Brandenburg, KY): picked up an offer from Jacksonville State, after offers earlier this month from Indiana State, North Alabama, and Radford. Offers were reported during 2018 from Belmont, Evansville, and Murray State.


Katie Scott, 6-2 F/C, Carl Junction HS (MO): committed to D-II Drury. She had originally committed to Missouri State but reopened her recruitment following the coaching change there. Both schools are located in Springfield, MO.

“Obviously, the numbers speak for themselves,” Scott says of joining the Drury women’s basketball program, which made the Final Four last season for the first time since 2004, “They definitely prepare like winners and that sets them up for success. When I visited, I could tell they really cared about me and wanted me to succeed, not just get me there.”


Brenna McDonald, 6-2 F, Natick HS (MA): committed to Yale (Ivy), their first 2020 commit.


Isabella Hunt, 6-0 F, Bishop McCort HS (Johnstown, PA): committed to Mount St. Mary’s (NEC), their first 2020 commit.



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