Caitlyn Wilson, 6-0 juco freshman G/F, Chipola College (FL) / Memphis, TN: recently committed to Cincinnati (AAC).
The Bearcats offered after Wilson’s freshman season, where she averaged 14 points per game. While the COVID-19 outbreak prevented her from taking an official visit to Cincinnati, it did not take long for the 6-foot wing to realize Cincinnati was the clear choice.
“They made me feel comfortable,” Wilson said. “It was nice to know they care about my well being too, instead of just my talent.”
Shamari Tyson, 5-4 juco sophomore CG, South Georgia Tech College / Fort Wayne, IN: announced her commitment to Stetson (ASUN), over Arizona State and Wichita State.
Tyson chose the Hatters over offers from Arizona State and Wichita State. She had named her final three schools on April 7.
Tyson had spent the past two seasons at the junior college level and was recently named a Second Team NJCAA DI Women’s Basketball All-American after a standout year at South Georgia Technical College.
Bre Beck, 5-8 juco sophomore G, Wabash Valley College (IL) / Chicago, IL: latest offer is from Florida Atlantic.
Alycia Reese, 5-9 juco sophomore SG, Chattahoochee Valley CC (AL) / Columbus, GA: committed to Auburn.
During her sophomore campaign with the Lady Pirates, Reese led the team averaging 12.8 PPG in 24 games played and shot over 34 percent from the floor and 3-point line. The 5’9″, 140 pound guard is confident in her 3-point shot and defense, which is an area Auburn Women’s Basketball Head Coach Terri Williams-Flournoy, “Coach Flo”, is looking to return to with her squad.
“I have a good defense, so I want to bring that spark to their team.,” said Reese. “Hard work and everything, and then top of that I want to get my ball handling much better. Everyday I am there, I’m going to work and do what I have to do to bring that spark to the team.”
Another article on Reese: Auburn commit Alycia Reese embraces balance of motherhood, basketball
Reese saw her playing career sidetracked due to her pregnancy and the birth of her son in her senior year of high school, but she refused to give up on her athletic aspirations. She went to work to return to playing form and wowed at Chattahoochee Valley Community College, where her play earned her a scholarship with the Tigers.
“I was so anxious to post it on social media because I wanted everybody to know. When I finally committed, it felt good,” Reese said. “I was really surprised that I got this offer from the time of me having a baby and waiting out like a year to play. I never thought I had a chance to play for a D-I school. It was very exciting.”
Brianna Ellis, 5-9 G, Flagler Palm Coast HS (FL): committed to New Orleans (Southland).
“This means everything to me,” Ellis said. “I’ve worked hard my entire (prep) career. I’m relieved my family won’t have to pay for my education. This was a primary goal, but it’s just the first step and I’m excited to see what my future has in store.”