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.
Grace VanSlooten, 6-1 W, Toledo Notre Dame Academy (OH): a Toledo Blade feature on VanSlooten provides a rundown of the offers that she picked up in May, June, and July, which increased the count to 27 from D-I schools. Among her earlier offers are Michigan, Michigan State, Indiana, Iowa, and Ohio State.
In May, offers came from Tennessee, Purdue, West Virgina, and Marquette. June brought Illinois, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Pittsburgh, Louisville, DePaul, and Northwestern on board.
In July so far, Arizona, Dayton, Clemson, Kentucky, Florida, Boston College, and Virginia Tech have offered.
“It’s flattering, and she’s handling it very well,” said Jon VanSlooten, Grace’s father, who was a backup football quarterback under coach Jack Harbaugh at Western Michigan (1983-86). “She realizes she’s got a long way to go until she’s at that next level, and she just needs to keep working hard.
“When the time is right, as a family, we’ll make a decision of what we think is best as far as the next step.”
Averi Kroenke, 5-10 G, Rock Bridge HS (Columbia, MO): has offers from Missouri State, Wichita State, Drake, and Missouri, as noted in this article. Three of four came last week—all except Missouri State, which was from June.
Well, she has already received scholarship offers from four D-1 programs, Missouri St, Wichita, St., Drake and Missouri and more are probably on the way.
She is playing for Nike with the Missouri Phenom and made the Olympic tryouts in Colorado Springs.
Marley Washenitz, 5-9 G, Fairmont Senior HS (WV): A feature on Washenitz talks about her recent offers from West Virginia and Virginia Tech. She was offered by Arkansas State and Hartford in May.
For a player with three years of high school basketball ahead of her, Washenitz has popped up on the radar of many top-level college programs. She received her first Division 1 scholarship offer from Arkansas State in May. Over the past week, Washenitz netted a pair of Power 5 conference offers. The first came from West Virginia University after a conversation with head coach Mike Carey.
“We talked for a little bit and then he decided to offer me and I was really ecstatic. I was speechless. I didn’t know what to think. It has always been a dream of mine to get an offer from my home state.”
“I am really proud because I know my parents have been waiting for this moment as well.”
Two days later, Washenitz received her second offer from a major conference school — Virginia Tech.
Kamy Peppler, 5-7 PG, Hortonville HS (WI): a local news feature on Peppler notes her offers from Milwaukee (Oct. 2018) and South Dakota (June 2019).
The sophomore guard averaged 8.9 points per game last season and has received two Division I offers from South Dakota and Milwaukee. She, however, doesn’t pay too much attention to who’s watching her.
“Don’t really pay attention to them, just go out and play,” she said. “Do what’s best for the team, have fun.”
Aaliyah Smith, 5-7 PG, Verona Area HS (WI): a feature on Smith mentions the two offers—Arizona and Minnesota—she received earlier this year.
Smith, who says she has already garnered offers from Division 1 schools like Arizona and Minnesota, says winning the state championship is the biggest thing on her radar right now. After that, she wants to go to college and study sports medicine while playing basketball at the highest collegiate level.
Offers Reported on July 1 and 2
- Brianna McDaniel, 5-11 G, Kenwood Academy (Chicago, IL): Penn State
- Reilly Sunday, 5-8 PG, Moon Area HS (PA): Robert Morris
- Carlie Vick, 6-1 C, Westminster Christian Academy (St. Louis, MO): Southeast Missouri (first offer)
Ally Fitzgerald, 6-1 F, Marquette HS (Chesterfield, MO): landed her second offer, from Southeast Missouri. Illinois State offered her last month.