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.
Recently posted recruiting pages on 2021 prospects:
- Kaitlyn Ammons, 6-3 F, Morgantown HS (WV): has more than a dozen D-I offers
- Greta Kampschroeder, 6-0 SG/W, Naperville North HS (IL): has narrowed her list to three schools
- Aaliyah Moore, 6-3 F, Moore HS (OK): has more than two dozen Power 5 offers
Denim DeShields, 5-6 PG, McEachern HS (Powder Springs, GA): was offered by Kennesaw State.
Isabella “Izzy” Higginbottom, 5-8 G, Batesville HS (AR): landed an offer from Missouri.
Brie Crittendon, 5-9 G, Ryle HS (Union, KY): picked up an offer from Eastern Kentucky.
Olivia Westphal, 5-10 W, Bethel Park HS (PA): has more than a dozen D-I offers and was the subject of this Pittsburgh Post-Gazette feature.
The talk about Westphal is she will most likely be a Division I player somewhere. She already has 13 offers, including Duquesne. Westphal said she has yet to whittle down a list of top schools.
“There’s almost never a game where we don’t have someone come into the stands to see her,” said Bethel Park coach Jonna Burke. “There’s usually more than one.”
Westphal has a quick shot and a host of other attributes that have caught the attention of college programs.
“I think schools are looking at her for the fact that she’s an all-around player,” said Burke. “And she’s the focal point of most defensive game plans. She has to work for everything she gets.”
Serena Sundell, 6-0 PG, Maryville HS (MO): has several D-I offers, including Providence, North Dakota State, Saint Louis, Colorado State, Indiana State, Missouri State, Cleveland State, and Butler. News-Press Now has posted a feature on her.
On the court, Sundell possess all the skills. From being the primary ball-handler for the 6-1 Spoofhounds to a scorer at all three levels, even showing an elite level to defend and rebound, there isn’t anything she does that doesn’t impress coach Quentin Albrecht.
“If you like basketball, what you’ll really like about Serena is she’ll dazzle you with the ball in her hand,” Albercht said, “but watch her on offense when she doesn’t have the ball in her hand, watch how she plays defense and watch how she goes for boards. She’s a complete player.”