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I couldn't find anything either, connecting Kettering with Colorado.

Insane talent in Ohio. Toledo Rogers' Cooke and Columbus Africentrics Horston (MVP) are on the team that just won the U-17 World's and neither is the two time going for three Ms Basketball, Bell from Canton McKinley.
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https://asgrbasketball.com/miami-ohio-le...-rankings/

Above is the link to a site ranking MAC WBB recruiting for 2019. UT is ranked second behind Miami at this point, but unfortunately that's based in part on the Sophia Fortner being mistakenly included in the 2019 class (should be 2018). Wiard is rated the second-highest among all verbally commits, behind only an Akron recruit. Soleil Barnes is not included.
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http://asgrbasketball.com/mid-american-r...-rankings/

And here are the 2018 MAC rankings from the same site, with Toledo third. Surprised to see Lexi Lance as the highest rated. The new JC transfer is not included.
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(07-30-2018 11:00 PM)Dwight Wrote:  http://asgrbasketball.com/mid-american-r...-rankings/

And here are the 2018 MAC rankings from the same site, with Toledo third. Surprised to see Lexi Lance as the highest rated. The new JC transfer is not included.

Lexi Lance had a pretty ordinary high school career for a D1 recruit. Can't imagine she starts out as a hot prospect. Does make one wonder about the quality of analysis of these recruiting sites. Maybe they just have too many players to follow to be up on anyone other that the top prospects.
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(07-30-2018 08:36 PM)eastisbest Wrote:  I couldn't find anything either, connecting Kettering with Colorado.

Insane talent in Ohio. Toledo Rogers' Cooke and Columbus Africentrics Horston (MVP) are on the team that just won the U-17 World's and neither is the two time going for three Ms Basketball, Bell from Canton McKinley.

Cooke didn't start but she was one of the first off the bench in most games. Her game minutes were in the 16-18 minute range which was near that of the starters.
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(07-30-2018 06:24 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  Here's an interesting one. UT has offered 2019 (I think) Kettering Fairmont 6'0 F Mali Morgan-Elliott. She had verballed to Kent State, but recently re-opened her recruiting. Saw also she has an offer from Colorado, maybe others. Couldn't immediately locate any highlights or other info.

That's the 2nd Fairmont player to get a UT offer, and strangely both have offers from Colorado. What's the tie between Colorado and the Dayton area? Their coaching staff all seem to be from the west coast. Also Colorado has not been vary good in recent years.

According to twitter today, Morgan-Elliott has committed to UT.


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(09-03-2018 07:14 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  [quote='northcoastRocket' pid='15406336' dateline='1532993095']
Here's an interesting one. UT has offered 2019 (I think) Kettering Fairmont 6'0 F Mali Morgan-Elliott. She had verballed to Kent State, but recently re-opened her recruiting. Saw also she has an offer from Colorado, maybe others. Couldn't immediately locate any highlights or other info.

That's the 2nd Fairmont player to get a UT offer, and strangely both have offers from Colorado. What's the tie between Colorado and the Dayton area? Their coaching staff all seem to be from the west coast. Also Colorado has not been vary good in recent years.

According to twitter today, Morgan-Elliott has committed to UT.


Morgan-Elliott also had offers from Colorado, Indiana State, Kent State, and Ball State.
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(09-04-2018 03:44 PM)Dwight Wrote:  
(09-03-2018 07:14 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  [quote='northcoastRocket' pid='15406336' dateline='1532993095']
Here's an interesting one. UT has offered 2019 (I think) Kettering Fairmont 6'0 F Mali Morgan-Elliott. She had verballed to Kent State, but recently re-opened her recruiting. Saw also she has an offer from Colorado, maybe others. Couldn't immediately locate any highlights or other info.

That's the 2nd Fairmont player to get a UT offer, and strangely both have offers from Colorado. What's the tie between Colorado and the Dayton area? Their coaching staff all seem to be from the west coast. Also Colorado has not been vary good in recent years.

According to twitter today, Morgan-Elliott has committed to UT.

Morgan-Elliott also had offers from Colorado, Indiana State, Kent State, and Ball State.

6-0 F, 11ppg
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(09-04-2018 03:44 PM)Dwight Wrote:  
(09-03-2018 07:14 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  
(07-30-2018 06:24 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  Here's an interesting one. UT has offered 2019 (I think) Kettering Fairmont 6'0 F Mali Morgan-Elliott. She had verballed to Kent State, but recently re-opened her recruiting. Saw also she has an offer from Colorado, maybe others. Couldn't immediately locate any highlights or other info.

That's the 2nd Fairmont player to get a UT offer, and strangely both have offers from Colorado. What's the tie between Colorado and the Dayton area? Their coaching staff all seem to be from the west coast. Also Colorado has not been vary good in recent years.

According to twitter today, Morgan-Elliott has committed to UT.

Morgan-Elliott also had offers from Colorado, Indiana State, Kent State, and Ball State.

Also from BGSU & Akron. Brother plays FB for Indiana State, so that could have led to the offer there. The offers from Colorado to the Dayton-area players is still puzzling.
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Saw today that UT has offered 2021 5'9 PG/SG Katie Burton from Fishers, IN. Twitter timeline indicates her club team was playing in the junior nationals. Lots of highlights in the timeline.

Has offers so far from Akron, Fort Wayne and Murray State that I can see so far, but I imagine that's gonna grow.
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https://fhctoday.com/25976/sweat/joining...et-family/

Looks like another verbal commit, Yaniah Curry. That makes five by my count: Curry, Mali Morgan-Elliott, Sophia Wiard, Quinesha Lockett, and Soleil Barnes. We'll see which of these actually signs during the early period, which runs November 14-21. Wiard looks like the only one to get serious accolades in high school, so I'm not sure this list will quiet the skeptics.

A couple observations about our recruiting. Under Coach K, the men's team has had a number of players who have started from day one: Marreon Jackson, Juice Brown, Boothe, Sanford, Navigato. On the other hand, in all of Cullop's years I think that Naama is the only one who started from the beginning. Dortch and Bravo-Harriot got starting positions mid-way through their freshman seasons. Standouts such as Inma, Yolanda Richardson, McIntyre, and Boyd did not start at all their freshman years. Yolanda and Kayla didn't start until they were juniors. My point is that it takes longer to evaluate Cullop's recruiting classes.

On another note, our foreign recruiting seems to have dried up completely. Tyra is foreign, but we got her as a transfer out of UIC. It looks like this will be the third straight class without a foreign recruit. Where would this program have been without Naama, Inma, Janice Monakana, and Jay-Ann? If we're not going to get the overseas players, we better start getting more top-notch U.S. recruits.
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(11-04-2018 04:04 PM)Dwight Wrote:  https://fhctoday.com/25976/sweat/joining...et-family/

Looks like another verbal commit, Yaniah Curry. That makes five by my count: Curry, Mali Morgan-Elliott, Sophia Wiard, Quinesha Lockett, and Soleil Barnes. We'll see which of these actually signs during the early period, which runs November 14-21. Wiard looks like the only one to get serious accolades in high school, so I'm not sure this list will quiet the skeptics.

A couple observations about our recruiting. Under Coach K, the men's team has had a number of players who have started from day one: Marreon Jackson, Juice Brown, Boothe, Sanford, Navigato. On the other hand, in all of Cullop's years I think that Naama is the only one who started from the beginning. Dortch and Bravo-Harriot got starting positions mid-way through their freshman seasons. Standouts such as Inma, Yolanda Richardson, McIntyre, and Boyd did not start at all their freshman years. Yolanda and Kayla didn't start until they were juniors. My point is that it takes longer to evaluate Cullop's recruiting classes.

On another note, our foreign recruiting seems to have dried up completely. Tyra is foreign, but we got her as a transfer out of UIC. It looks like this will be the third straight class without a foreign recruit. Where would this program have been without Naama, Inma, Janice Monakana, and Jay-Ann? If we're not going to get the overseas players, we better start getting more top-notch U.S. recruits.

We hired a new assistant who played overseas to recruit foreign players. We'll see how that works out.
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Saw another offer on twitter, 2020 6'4" Caily Bolser from Denver, IN.

https://www.hudl.com/profile/7571241/Caily-Bolser

Only other offer I can see from quickly looking at her twitter is from WKU.
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(11-04-2018 04:04 PM)Dwight Wrote:  https://fhctoday.com/25976/sweat/joining...et-family/

Looks like another verbal commit, Yaniah Curry. That makes five by my count: Curry, Mali Morgan-Elliott, Sophia Wiard, Quinesha Lockett, and Soleil Barnes. We'll see which of these actually signs during the early period, which runs November 14-21. Wiard looks like the only one to get serious accolades in high school, so I'm not sure this list will quiet the skeptics.

A couple observations about our recruiting. Under Coach K, the men's team has had a number of players who have started from day one: Marreon Jackson, Juice Brown, Boothe, Sanford, Navigato. On the other hand, in all of Cullop's years I think that Naama is the only one who started from the beginning. Dortch and Bravo-Harriot got starting positions mid-way through their freshman seasons. Standouts such as Inma, Yolanda Richardson, McIntyre, and Boyd did not start at all their freshman years. Yolanda and Kayla didn't start until they were juniors. My point is that it takes longer to evaluate Cullop's recruiting classes.

On another note, our foreign recruiting seems to have dried up completely. Tyra is foreign, but we got her as a transfer out of UIC. It looks like this will be the third straight class without a foreign recruit. Where would this program have been without Naama, Inma, Janice Monakana, and Jay-Ann? If we're not going to get the overseas players, we better start getting more top-notch U.S. recruits.

Some good observations, and a good point about women taking longer to develop than the men. I think that overall WBball still trails way, way behind the men's game in terms of the number of available players ready to play immediately in college. Last season was a down year for UT in terms of freshman PT, with only 1 combined start and about 5% of the minutes. But over Cullop's days at UT, in an average year, Freshmen have gotten about 8% of the available starts, and about 15% of the available minutes. Santucci started all but 1 game her freshman year. Inma had 8 starts and Lucrecia Smith 7 as freshmen.

To see how that compares, I checked stats back to 98-99 for Ehlen and his stats were similar. Freshmen on average started about 11% of the games, and got about 17% of the minutes. Great Rockets like Kelly Walker, Karin Hoogendam and Courtney Risinger combined for no starts as Freshmen. Tia Davis started 2 games.

I was curious, so I checked the MAC as a whole for last season. Overall the stats for freshmen playing time are similar. Freshmen got about 7% of the starts, and played about 15% of the minutes. Only 4 teams had freshmen make more than 10% of the starts.

Now, I agree that Cullop is not the world's greatest recruiter. She seems to try to find players that fit her style of play and are willing to focus on playing D from day 1, more so than those with the most talent. Playing D is not on the mind of most star players coming out of HS.
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Oh one other thing I forgot to include. I've seen some video of Wiard, including some of her training videos where she make drives jumping over artificial barriers and things like that. I know I am the farthest thing from an expert in judging young talent, but she looks to me like she could be the real deal for UT.

Also, if you've haven't seen the video from last year of her telling Cullop she is committing to UT, Cullop looks like the happiest person on Earth.

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From twitter, looks like Yani Curry, Sophia Wiard and Soleil Barnes signed with the Rockets today.
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Looks like all 5 previously reported have signed. 4 guards and 1 forward. Gonna get even thinner up front with McIntyre and St-Fort both graduating.


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(11-14-2018 10:15 PM)northcoastRocket Wrote:  Looks like all 5 previously reported have signed. 4 guards and 1 forward. Gonna get even thinner up front with McIntyre and St-Fort both graduating.



We don't need a big? I think we'll have 11 guards next season.
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Story from the UT site about the recruits. Welcome to them -

https://utrockets.com/news/2018/11/14/wo...eriod.aspx
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