Women's Basketball Recruiting or Not

With the transfer of Erica Donovan, Coach Harper has eleven players on N. C. State's women's basketball team roster. The breakdown is as follows:

Senior: Marissa Kastanek

Juniors: Myisha Goodwin-Coleman; Len'Nique Brown; Breezy Williams; Markeisha Gatling; Lakeesa Daniel; Kody Burke

Sophomores: Krystal Barrett; Therany Dunnigan; Kiana Evans

Freshman: Ashley Key

NCAA women's basketball teams can have 15 scholarship players. As such, even though State currently has one senior, Coach Harper can recruit up to five players. The thought is that State will try to sign three to four players.

With today's research at ESPNU and HoopGurlz, it appears that no one has committed to State; that is none, nada, zero, zilch and "ain't" got one. With State's women's basketball program floundering, this is not good news.

Here are the top three targets plus four additional names for State as taken from a report by Keil Moore, ESPNHS Girl's Basketball as of May 1, 2012 (note that some of these players have committed to other schools, but since they were listed, they were added):

Halle Washington, Bossier City, LA, six feet three inches, scout's grade 95, four star, HoopGurlz 30, now committed to Georgia.

Rebekah Dahlman, Braham, MN, five feet nine inches, scout's grade 96, five star, HoopGurlz 16, no verbal.

Gisele Bailey, Charlotte, NC, six feet two inches, scout's grade 90, three star, no verbal.

Ataijah Taylor, Roanoke, VA, five feet nine inches, scout's grade 89, three star, now committed to Wake Forest.

Camille Calhoun, Bowie, MD, five feet ten inches, scout's grade 92, four star, no verbal.

Amanda Fioravanti, Adamstown, MD, six feet one inch, scout's grade 92, four star, committed to Virginia.

Maya Singleton, Indian Head, MD, six feet, scout's grade 88, three star, no verbal.

It should be emphasized that Coach Harper needs to sign at the least one or two of the five and four star players listed above, especially five star undeclared Rebekah Dahlman who, unfortunately, does not have State on her list.

Something which jumps out is that after State signed six players from Texas in the last three recruiting classes, two of which have transferred (Donovan and Griffin), the list above shows no one from Texas.

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