Coverage of the women’s basketball 2022 recruiting class: offers, commitments, decommitments, unofficial visits, recruiting updates from news sites and other sources, etc. Items listed in reverse chronological order.
Aislin Malcolm, 5-10 G, Chartiers Valley HS (Bridgeville, PA): a feature on Malcolm mentions her five offers: Duquesne, Kent State, Pitt, West Virginia, and Western Michigan.
Malcolm, averaging 18.0 points, already has offers from Pitt, Duquesne, WVU, Western Michigan and Kent State and is trying to help the Colts (16-0, 9-0 Section 1-5A through Jan. 22) match their undefeated season from a year ago.
That’s a lot to put on such a young player. But coach Tim McConnell said Malcolm is more than equipped to handle it. She even was named a team captain.
“The girl is so mature and level-headed,” McConnell said. “She doesn’t let it affect her. She is very down to Earth, doesn’t brag about herself, doesn’t promote herself.”
Malcolm admitted all the attention gets a little overwhelming at times, but she tries to turn it to her advantage.
“I have fun with it,” she said, adding she is still a long way from making a decision on her college future. “It’s fun to listen to different college coaches and visit other places. It helps me make my decision easier. I am limiting the campuses and coaches I like.”
Taylor Charles, 6-2 F, Montini Catholic HS (Lombard, IL): picked up an offer from DePaul.
Abbey Kimball, 5-8 CG, West Catholic HS (Grand Rapids, MI): her offers are noted in this article.
Kimball is averaging over 20 points a game, and she already has a Big Ten offer from Northwestern. . . . She also has Division I offers from Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Loyola University, University of Portland, Colgate, Miami University, Oakland and Detroit Mercy.
“Abbey is our leading scorer, and she is a fantastic leader and a captain as a sophomore,” VanderEnde said. “She is a playmaker and creates opportunities for others. She handles the press a lot better this year. She is a nice all-around player and a real nice athlete. Her work ethic and positive energy and commitment to the sport has affected all of the other girls, too.”
Corynne Hauser, 5-7 PG, Rochester HS (PA): was offered by Kennesaw State. She has three previous D-I offers: Duquesne, Robert Morris, and Youngstown State.
Teya Sidberry, 5-11 W, Judge Memorial HS (Salt Lake City, UT): has offers from Denver and Southern Utah, according to a Salt Lake Tribune feature.
Sidberry’s game, unlike her footwork, is anything but soft. Her 25.4 points per game on the 10-1 Bulldogs leads the state, and her 6.2 steals is just shy of American Leadership Academy senior Megan Edwards, who leads the state with 6.3.
Sidberry also averages 9.2 rebounds per game and has notched seven double-doubles in her sophomore year. One of them came on the opening game of the season against St. Joseph where she scored 26 points and added 12 steals.
Sidberry has already received full scholarship offers from Denver University and Southern Utah University, she said. Brigham Young and Utah State universities have also expressed interest.
Clara Garland, 6-4 C, Tishomingo County HS (Iuka, MS): landed her first D-I offer, from UAB.
Mila Reynolds, 6-2 F, South Bend Washington HS (IN): picked up an offer from Xavier.