By: Keil Moore and Chris Hansen
This will be a light weekend on the official visit front as most of the schools from around the country will be focused on the fall evaluation weekend. But that doesn’t mean it will be without some big names.
The University of Washington is set to host five players, all of who are rated four stars are better and four of whom are ranked in the ESPN HoopGurlz 100 for the 2013 class.
Oderah Chidom, the No. 10 prospect in the senior class, is headed to Seattle, Wash., on Thursday for an official visit. The 6-foot-3 forward is coming off a visit to UCLA, a visit in which her club team coach, George Quintero of Team Taurasi, characterized as “a very good visit.”
Chidom’s high-school teammate, Breanna Brown, a 6-3 post, will also be making her official visit this weekend. This is the second time Brown will be on campus, having attended Washington’s elite camp in August.
Kelsey Plum, the No. 26 prospect in the class, will also be on campus. The 5-9 point guard from La Jolla Country Day School (Calif.) visited Gonzaga last week and Cal over Labor Day Weekend. Another ranked backcourt player, Brianna Ruiz of Roseville, Calif., is also natural disasters essay heading to Montlake this weekend. The 5-10 guard is ranked 65th in the class.
The final piece to the Huskies’ big recruiting weekend is verbal commit Chantel Osahor of Phoenix, Ariz. The 6-2 forward, who committed in July, is ranked 71st in the class. She started for the 2011-12 National Champions, St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix.
No. 27 Adriene Motley and Emmonnie Henderson to Miami: Miami is hosting a pair of 2013 prospects for official visits when Adriene Motley of Newport News, Va., and Emmonnie Henderson of Edwardsville, Ill., make the trip to Coral Gables, Fla., and check out the ACC school. For Miami the class of 2013 will be crucial as they have the ability to take as many as five prospects in this class, scholarship wise. Both Motley and Henderson have the ability to make an impact early in their college careers, Motley is a 5-7 guard who is coming off a very good summer where she showed how productive she can be on the national scene. Henderson is one of the better rebounders in the class and has the versatility to play inside or out.
No. 13 Ronni Williams and Sydnei McCaskill to Georgia: The Bulldogs have two visitors from the Sunshine State this weekend. Williams, a 6-0 versatile five-star wing-forward from Daytona Beach, Fla., is write me essay joined by Central Florida Elite teammate McCaskill, a 5-6 point guard who has a four-star rating. Georgia currently has verbal commitments from top 100 forward Halle Washington of Bossier City, La., and 6-3 post Samantha Glodis of West Palm Beach, Fla.
No. 17 Rebekah Dahlman and Tyseanna Johnson to Iowa State: With their class of 2013 verbal commitment, Jadda Buckley of Mason, Iowa, making her official visit alongside North Tartan summer teammates Rebekah Dahlman of Braham, Minn., and Tyseanna Johnson of Brooklyn Park, Minn., this could be a huge weekend for the Cyclones. A potential combination of Buckley, Dahlman, and Johnson would be a nice haul for the Big 12 school as they would add three perimeter players that would bring a good amount of versatility to their roster. Dahlman is a scorer with the ability to play some combo guard when needed. Buckley has been a primary ballhandler for most of her prep career but is more than capable playing off the ball from time to time, and Johnson is a versatile wing that can guard multiple positions and contribute along the depth of the stat sheet.
No. 67 Chrishae Rowe to UNLV: Last week, class of 2013 guard Chrishae Rowe of Riverside, Calif., took an official visit to North Carolina State. This weekend Rowe will spend time in Las Vegas for her official visit with UNLV. narrative essay writing rubric Rowe is 5-foot-8 guard with the ability to score the ball from the perimeter. She played her summer ball with West Coast Premier-Black.
Haley Smith to Colorado: Smith, the 6-0 wing from Sammamish, Wash., is making an official visit to Colorado this weekend. The versatile prospect from Skyline High School played for Tree of Hope Elite this summer.
Britta Nordstrom to Chicago: The 6-0 wing-forward from Scottsdale, Ariz., is making an official visit to the University of Chicago this weekend. She will follow that up with a trip to Brown in the coming weeks.
Keil Moore is the Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report – a division of Peach State Basketball, Inc. He also is a contributor and national recruiting analyst for ESPN HoopGurlz. Moore has been involved in the community since 2007 as a recruiting analyst and trainer. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chris Hansen is the managing editor for Peach State Media. In addition to serving as a contributor to the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report, Hansen also covered girls’ basketball and women’s college basketball prospects nationally for ESPN.com. A graduate of the University of Washington with a communications degree, he has been involved in the women’s basketball community since 1998 as a high school and club coach, trainer, evaluator and reporter. He is a member of the McDonald’s All-American team selection committee.