Gilbert on Webb: “We are extremely grateful to add Kaela Webb to our Titan family. Kaela is a rising star in the women’s game. She is a proven local talent who helped lead Detroit Country Day High School to three state titles. She was a finalist for Michigan Miss Basketball in 2018, a four-time All-State performer and the 2018 Associated Press Class B Player of the Year. At Providence, she was a member of the Big East All-Freshman Team and finished second in scoring and first in steals last year. Kaela is a sharp-shooting 3-point shooter, who finished ranked second in the Big East conference in 3-point field goals made, 3-point field goals made per game and 3-point field goal percentage last season. She is a combo guard who is effective and efficient at both the one and two positions. Kaela’s work ethic and leadership ability will be quite valuable to our team.”
Ericka Brumfield (6-3 FR forward, Chehalis, WA) has announced that she’s transferring to Central Washington, the second Portland State player to transfer to that D-II school.
8/25 update: official press release
Central Arkansas (Southland) announces the addition of Tori Lasker (5-7 JR point guard, Mayflower, AR), a transfer from Little Rock. She was originally slated to transfer to Drury (D-II).
The University of Central Arkansas women’s basketball program added the sixth member of its 2020 recruiting class on Friday. Head Coach Sandra Rushing announced the addition of 5-foot-7 guard Tori Lasker, a transfer from Little Rock to the Sugar Bear roster.
Lasker, who began her collegiate career at Little Rock in 2017, scored 168 points for the Trojans in 2019-20. She led Little Rock with 38 made 3-pointers and produced a stellar 3-point percentage of 30.2 percent over the course of last season. She shot 29 percent from the field and averaged 5.6 points per game. She tallied 100 assists, 76 rebounds and 20 steals.
“We’re so happy to have Tori join the Sugar Bear program,” Rushing said. “She plays with so much passion and enthusiasm. She will be fun to watch. She will have to sit for one year, but she will bring experience and leadership skills to our program. Tori is quick with the ball, sees the floor well, has great instincts and can create her own shot. I’m looking forward to seeing her in a Sugar Bear uniform.”
Georgetown transfer Nikola Kovacikova (5-10 SO guard, Krskany, Slovakia) has landed at Penn (Ivy).
The University of Pennsylvania’s head women’s basketball coach, Mike McLaughlin, has announced the addition of Nikola Kovacikova to the Quakers’ roster for the 2020-21 season. Kovacikova comes to Penn after playing at Georgetown University the last two years and will have two years of eligibility with the Quakers.
“Our coaching staff knew within minutes of the recruiting process that Nikola was a perfect fit for Penn,” said McLaughlin. “She is a well-rounded student-athlete who is the ultimate competitor and exhibits a strong love and passion for the game of basketball. Niki is an extremely tough player and phenomenal teammate who gives us a lot of flexibility at the guard position. With the high level of experience she has, both at the collegiate level and internationally, Niki brings the maturity and leadership skills to make an immediate impact on our program.”