Recruiting class

loesshillshawk

Well-Known Member
Hall of Fame Iowa coach here, and I have a question on Lisa's recruiting class. With all the nationwide publicity with Clark, why no Elite Athletes? We should be inking 2 or 3 for the next 2 classes. As our roster sets now sweet 16 is the limit. Anyone know what we have coming in? Transfer portal, or is that a thing in the women's game?
 

gillnh2o

Member
Top 25 recruiting class. Check out Hawkeye women's website. Two of the recruits are top 100. the third is a four star.
 

MattinColumbus

Well-Known Member
The next two classes are pretty set. As @gillnh2o says, next year’s class has two girls ranked in ESPN Hoop Gurlz top 100. I think AJ Ediger is top 40, and Addison O’Grady is in the 90s. Both are 6’2” or maybe a bit taller. In 2023, we again have two bigs: Hannah Stuelke and Jada Gyamfi, both 6’+, listed as wings, and Taylor McCabe, a 5’9” shooting guard.
 

Oldfan

Well-Known Member
And the rich get richer!

1​
Azzi Fudd
98​
UConnG5-11St. John's College H.S. (DC)
2​
Raven Johnson
98​
South CarolinaPG5-8Westlake H.S. (GA)
3​
Saniya Rivers
98​
South CarolinaG6-0Eugene Ashley H.S. (NC)
4​
Sania Feagin
98​
South CarolinaF6-3Forest Park H.S. (GA)
5​
Caroline Ducharme
98​
UConnG6-1Noble & Greenough School (MA)
6​
Aaliyah Moore
97​
TexasF6-1Moore H.S. (OK)
7​
Jersey Wolfenbarger
97​
ArkansasW6-5Northside H.S. (AR)
8​
Olivia Miles
97​
Notre DamePG5-10Blair Academy (NJ)
9​
Teonni Key
97​
North CarolinaW6-3Cary H.S. (NC)
10​
Rori Harmon
97​
TexasPG5-6Cypress Creek H.S. (TX)
11​
Brooke Demetre
97​
StanfordW6-2Mater Dei H.S. (CA)
12​
Payton Verhulst
97​
LouisvilleG6-1Bishop Miege H.S. (KS)
13​
Maryam Dauda
96​
BaylorP6-4Bentonville H.S. (AR)
14​
Aubryanna Hall
96​
South CarolinaG5-11Wayne H.S. (OH)
15​
Amari DeBerry
96​
UConnF6-5Williamsville South H.S. (NY)
16​
Sonia Citron
95​
Notre DameG6-1Ursuline H.S. (NY)
17​
Kayla McPherson
95​
North CarolinaPG5-7Madison County H.S. (GA)
18​
Morasha Wiggins
95​
North CarolinaG6-0Kalamazoo Central H.S. (MI)
19​
Okikiola Iriafen
95​
StanfordF6-2Harvard Westlake H.S. (CA)
20​
Destiny Adams
95​
North CarolinaW6-3Manchester Township H.S. (NJ)
 

ssckelley

Well-Known Member
And the rich get richer!

1​
Azzi Fudd
98​
UConnG5-11St. John's College H.S. (DC)
2​
Raven Johnson
98​
South CarolinaPG5-8Westlake H.S. (GA)
3​
Saniya Rivers
98​
South CarolinaG6-0Eugene Ashley H.S. (NC)
4​
Sania Feagin
98​
South CarolinaF6-3Forest Park H.S. (GA)
5​
Caroline Ducharme
98​
UConnG6-1Noble & Greenough School (MA)
6​
Aaliyah Moore
97​
TexasF6-1Moore H.S. (OK)
7​
Jersey Wolfenbarger
97​
ArkansasW6-5Northside H.S. (AR)
8​
Olivia Miles
97​
Notre DamePG5-10Blair Academy (NJ)
9​
Teonni Key
97​
North CarolinaW6-3Cary H.S. (NC)
10​
Rori Harmon
97​
TexasPG5-6Cypress Creek H.S. (TX)
11​
Brooke Demetre
97​
StanfordW6-2Mater Dei H.S. (CA)
12​
Payton Verhulst
97​
LouisvilleG6-1Bishop Miege H.S. (KS)
13​
Maryam Dauda
96​
BaylorP6-4Bentonville H.S. (AR)
14​
Aubryanna Hall
96​
South CarolinaG5-11Wayne H.S. (OH)
15​
Amari DeBerry
96​
UConnF6-5Williamsville South H.S. (NY)
16​
Sonia Citron
95​
Notre DameG6-1Ursuline H.S. (NY)
17​
Kayla McPherson
95​
North CarolinaPG5-7Madison County H.S. (GA)
18​
Morasha Wiggins
95​
North CarolinaG6-0Kalamazoo Central H.S. (MI)
19​
Okikiola Iriafen
95​
StanfordF6-2Harvard Westlake H.S. (CA)
20​
Destiny Adams
95​
North CarolinaW6-3Manchester Township H.S. (NJ)
This is why Iowa can’t take that next step. While Iowa is happy to land a 4 star recruit you have 3 of the top 5 recruits all going to South Carolina and the other 2 going to UConn.

I don’t put this all on Bluder, I can’t imagine how challenging it would be to talk someone from DC to come to Iowa City.
 

Will C

Active Member
Maybe we need to think out of the box. If we cannot recruit a big the traditional way perhaps we should look at some vollyball players.
 

HawkeyeDug

Well-Known Member
Women's basketball recruiting is almost as bad as US wealth distribution. 11 of the top 20 going to just 3 schools, three more schools get two each, and the other three get just one each. When you have basically four or five schools building rosters out the top 25 then distributing the "scraps" among the rest you will never get any true parity.
 
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