This version of “This Week in Women’s Basketball” serves as a chance to atone for early signing interval choices by a few of the prime prospects within the class of 2024.
Class of 2024 makes school commitments
Over the previous few weeks, a lot of highly-ranked prospects have introduced their school selections through the early signing interval. And it seems to be like Daybreak Staley is doing it once more!
No. 1 South Carolina initiatives to stay scary for seasons to return, with 6-foot-2 ahead Joyce Edwards, the No. 2 prospect within the class of 2024 according to ESPN’s HoopGurlz, electing to stay in her house state and play for the Gamecocks. Edwards chosen South Carolina over Clemson and LSU. She joins two different prime 30 recruits who already dedicated to South Carolina in level guard Madisen McDaniel (No. 12) and massive Adhel Tac (No. 26).
Out on the West Coast, USC and head coach Lindsay Gottlieb proceed to draw prime expertise, with 6-foot-1 wing Kennedy Smith, the No. 1 recruit in California and No. 6 nationally, committing to the Ladies of Troy. She selected USC over South Carolina, UCLA, Duke and Louisville. USC additionally added New York guard Kayleigh Heckel, the No. 28 recruit within the class of 2024.
One of many highest profile commitments got here from Me’arah O’Neal, daughter of Shaquille O’Neal. The 6-foot-3 huge who’s the No. 33 prospect within the 2024 class is headed to the Swamp, suiting up for head coach Kelly Rae Finley’s Florida Gators. O’Neal opted for Florida over LSU, Tennessee, Arizona State, Baylor, Kentucky, Cal and Georgia Tech.
Different 2024 HoopGurlz prime 10 prospects who already had introduced their school selections are: No. 4 Allie Ziebell (UConn; guard), No. 5 Kateryna Koval (Notre Dame; huge), No. 7 Justice Carlton (Texas; ahead), No. 8 Jordan Lee (Texas; guard) and No. 9 Toby Fournier (Duke; ahead).
The No. 1 recruit within the class of 2024—6-foot-2 ahead Sarah Sturdy, who’s the daughter of former WNBA and Harvard participant Allison Feaster—has but to reveal her choice. In October, Sturdy visited UConn; final weekend, she visited UNC. No. 3 prospect Jaloni Cambridge, a 5-foot-6 level guard, and No. 10 prospect Mikayla Blakes, a 6-foot-0 guard, even have but to announce their intentions.
Waiting for 2025, 6-foot-4 ahead Sienna Betts, the No. 3 recruit within the class, revealed she is going to be a part of her sister Lauren, the No. 1 recruit within the class of 2022, at UCLA. Lauren initially dedicated to Stanford earlier than transferring to UCLA final offseason.
I simply need to say that I selected ucla as a result of my love for this system I had for years. Earlier than Lauren being there. I used to be by no means following no matter program Lauren was at. Her success is her personal and my desires are my very own too. Our paths crossing is only a lucky a part of it
— Sienna Betts (@SiennaBetts) November 11, 2023
Please confer with me as Sienna’s sister to any extent further!!
— lauren betts (@laurenbetts12) November 11, 2023
Lindsey Harding will get G-League win
As soon as a prime ladies’s hoops prospect herself because the No. 1 choose within the 2007 WNBA Draft out of Duke, Lindsey Harding is now the pinnacle coach of the Stockton Kings, the G-League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings. On Wednesday, Harding secured her first win, main the Kings to a victory over the Salt Lake Metropolis Stars.