2021 Class: Recruiting News/Updates, December 2018–January 2019

Coverage of the women’s basketball 2021 recruiting class: offers, commitments, decommitments, unofficial visits, recruiting updates from news sites and other sources, etc. Items listed in reverse chronological order.

Taylor Bigby, 6-0 G, Centennial HS (Las Vegas, NV): A Stock Risers Q&A with Bigby notes that she has more than 25 offers but doesn’t list them all. Here’s a more complete list, in chronological order by when the offer was reported: Liberty, Florida A&M, UNLV, Colorado, Utah, Loyola Marymount, Georgia Tech, Michigan, Arizona, Oregon, Georgetown, Georgia, Washington, Southern Cal, Texas Tech, Louisville, Ohio State, and UCLA.

The Q&A also notes that she’s hoping to visit Louisville, Michigan, Ohio State, and Oregon.

What schools have you visited?

I haven’t been to a lot of them. I’ve been to USC, Arizona, UNLV, UCLA.

. . .

Are there any schools you’re hoping to visit?

I’m hoping to visit Ohio State, Michigan, Oregon, Louisville.


Julie Jekot, 5-10 W, Cumberland Valley HS (Mechanicsburg, PA): has an offer from Fordham, according to this article. Her older sisters are both playing D-I basketball: Katie at St. Joseph’s and Kelly at Villanova.

Abbie Miller, 5-10 F, Cumberland Valley HS (Mechanicsburg, PA): Same article says Miller “is being courted by Lehigh and Lafayette.”


Mya Meredith, 5-10 G, Scott HS (Covington, KY): picked up her fourth D-I offer, from Northern Kentucky. In July 2018 she landed offers from Eastern Kentucky, FIU, and Western Kentucky.


Grace Hall, 6-2 F, Homewood-Flossmoor HS (IL): received an offer from DePaul. Hall landed the following previous offers in this order: Illinois, Detroit Mercy, Marquette, Southern Illinois, Providence, Ole Miss, St. Louis Univ., Eastern Illinois, FIU, Cincinnati, Valparaiso, and Western Michigan.


Isabella Higginbottom, 5-8 G, Batesville HS (AR): picked up her first offer, from UT Martin.


Katie Borowicz, 5-6 PG, Roseau HS (MN): An article mainly about Kiley Borowicz, a sophomore on the Minnesota State Moorhead women’s basketball team, also includes a tidbit about younger sister Katie, who has received interest from several D-I schools. Kacie Borowicz, the middle sister of the three, is a senior at Roseau and has signed with North Dakota.

Katie is a sophomore who has received interest from Minnesota, Wisconsin, UND, North Dakota State, South Dakota State and South Dakota, Tracy said.


Alyssa Brown, 6-1 F, Sahuaro HS (Tucson, AZ): Arizona Daily Star feature on Brown indicates that she’s drawn interest from Grand Canyon, Nevada, Michigan, Washington, and Jacksonville State.

Now, the Sahuaro sophomore is garnering the attention from Division I programs. While Brown hasn’t received any official offers, she’s been in contact with schools like Grand Canyon, Nevada, Michigan, Washington and Jacksonville State.

Although Brown hasn’t heard anything from Arizona, Brown said she may consider coming back to play at McKale Center — but as a collegiate athlete.

But she also kind of wants to explore other options.

“I mean, I love Tucson, but I want to venture out and have people say ‘oh, she came from a small town and did big things,’” Brown said.


Nikki Tom, 5-9 G, Clovis West HS (CA): received an offer from UC Irvine; two offers have been reported previously: US Santa Barbara and San José State.


Avery Vansickle, 5-9 PG, Regis Jesuit HS (Aurora, CO): This article says that Vansickle’s “list of college offers includes Michigan, Minnesota and Colorado.”


Amelia Osgood, 5-9 G, Brentwood HS (TN): landed an offer from Chattanooga. She received her first D-I offer in August 2018, from North Alabama.


Grace Thybulle, 6-2 F, Irvington HS (NY): picked up an offer from Iona.


Bree Salenbien, 6-2 F, Lenawee Christian School (MI): offered by Liberty and Gonzaga in January and by Dayton in December. Earlier reported offers: Minnesota, Toledo, Xavier, Michigan State, Michigan, and Indiana.


Brylee Glenn, 5-10 G, and Jaelyn Glenn, 6-1 G, both of Barstow HS (Kansas City, MO): committed to Kansas State. GoPowercat posted an article on the Glenn twins’ commitment.

“For us to commit, we wanted to know the coaching staff was going to be there with us throughout our college experience,” Brylee said to GoPowercat. “We asked them if they were planning on staying at K-State for six years. He gave us such a good answer.”

That answer came from assistant coach Brian Ostermann.

“He said they don’t make a commitment to any amount of years, because their commitment is a lifetime. That was an awesome answer,” the twins’ mom, Shae Glenn, piped in.


Kendall Moriarty, 6-0 G, Benet Academy (Lisle, IL): Latest school to offer Moriarty is Northwestern (her fourth Big Ten offer). Earlier offers (June to December of 2018): Marquette, Milwaukee, St. Louis Univ., DePaul, Illinois State, Miami (OH), Akron, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa.


Saylor Poffenbarger, 6-1 W, Middletown HS (MD): A feature article on Poffenbarger indicates that she has at least 20 offers and provides a list of schools who have sent coaches to watch one or more of her games or practices.

When the Knights opened this season against Frederick, Maryland head coach Brenda Frese was there. When the Knights played Smithsburg on Jan. 8, a UConn assistant was there.

Also coaches — usually assistants — from Tennessee, Kentucky, Penn State, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Florida, Arkansas, Oregon and Missouri have showed up at games or practices this year to watch Poffenbarger.

The guard already has at least 20 scholarship offers. She has yet to decide where she’ll play.


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