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RE: Women's Basketball Recruiting Thread
(10-11-2019 12:38 AM)elw4796 Wrote:  Harmoni Turner, a 5* 2020 PG out of Mansfield, committed to Harvard. Only reason I'm noting it is because she was a target and Harvard is a decidedly average WBB program. They went 17-13 last year and 18-11 the year before.

If we're to build Rice WBB into what it can be, Turner is the type of recruit that we'll eventually need to start landing. A 5-star guard from Texas who puts a clear emphasis on education. We're not going to land all of them, but we need to start hitting on some (this isn't a criticism at all...this is obviously only the first offseason after breaking the NCAA/ranking ice). A very good year would do wonders because I'm not sure we've gotten to the point where we can sell Rice over a Harvard/Princeton/Northwestern/etc, even with them being inferior basketball programs.

I don't know how high a target Turner was, but missing out on her and Samb would be a rough start to a two year recruiting period which really has to be strong. You can't just replace Ogwumike and Mulkey with a few diamonds in the rough. Maintaining a consistently top-25, or thereabouts, program is probably going to require us to nab some top 100 recruits. High level recruiting is vastly more important in WBB than MBB which is why there's so little parity.

While having a longer track record of winning undoubtedly will help, it will always be hard to trump a Harvard offer. The transfers were from good , but not Rice peer, institutions
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RE: Women's Basketball Recruiting Thread
(10-11-2019 05:10 PM)HawaiiOwl Wrote:  
(10-11-2019 12:38 AM)elw4796 Wrote:  Harmoni Turner, a 5* 2020 PG out of Mansfield, committed to Harvard. Only reason I'm noting it is because she was a target and Harvard is a decidedly average WBB program. They went 17-13 last year and 18-11 the year before.

If we're to build Rice WBB into what it can be, Turner is the type of recruit that we'll eventually need to start landing. A 5-star guard from Texas who puts a clear emphasis on education. We're not going to land all of them, but we need to start hitting on some (this isn't a criticism at all...this is obviously only the first offseason after breaking the NCAA/ranking ice). A very good year would do wonders because I'm not sure we've gotten to the point where we can sell Rice over a Harvard/Princeton/Northwestern/etc, even with them being inferior basketball programs.

I don't know how high a target Turner was, but missing out on her and Samb would be a rough start to a two year recruiting period which really has to be strong. You can't just replace Ogwumike and Mulkey with a few diamonds in the rough. Maintaining a consistently top-25, or thereabouts, program is probably going to require us to nab some top 100 recruits. High level recruiting is vastly more important in WBB than MBB which is why there's so little parity.

While having a longer track record of winning undoubtedly will help, it will always be hard to trump a Harvard offer. The transfers were from good , but not Rice peer, institutions

Though we can't trump a Harvard offer based on academics alone, a Houston native with an opportunity to play for an elite D1 program in front of family and friends should prove to be more attractive to many.
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RE: Women's Basketball Recruiting Thread
(10-11-2019 05:38 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  
(10-11-2019 05:10 PM)HawaiiOwl Wrote:  
(10-11-2019 12:38 AM)elw4796 Wrote:  Harmoni Turner, a 5* 2020 PG out of Mansfield, committed to Harvard. Only reason I'm noting it is because she was a target and Harvard is a decidedly average WBB program. They went 17-13 last year and 18-11 the year before.

If we're to build Rice WBB into what it can be, Turner is the type of recruit that we'll eventually need to start landing. A 5-star guard from Texas who puts a clear emphasis on education. We're not going to land all of them, but we need to start hitting on some (this isn't a criticism at all...this is obviously only the first offseason after breaking the NCAA/ranking ice). A very good year would do wonders because I'm not sure we've gotten to the point where we can sell Rice over a Harvard/Princeton/Northwestern/etc, even with them being inferior basketball programs.

I don't know how high a target Turner was, but missing out on her and Samb would be a rough start to a two year recruiting period which really has to be strong. You can't just replace Ogwumike and Mulkey with a few diamonds in the rough. Maintaining a consistently top-25, or thereabouts, program is probably going to require us to nab some top 100 recruits. High level recruiting is vastly more important in WBB than MBB which is why there's so little parity.

While having a longer track record of winning undoubtedly will help, it will always be hard to trump a Harvard offer. The transfers were from good , but not Rice peer, institutions

Though we can't trump a Harvard offer based on academics alone, a Houston native with an opportunity to play for an elite D1 program in front of family and friends should prove to be more attractive to many.

The player in question is from Dallas.
10-11-2019 06:08 PM
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Another year at this level will help and Coach Langley has shown that she can bring in quality transfers.
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Fatou Samb committed to Cal.
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Looks like 2021 Trinity Gooden is visiting. She has a bunch of low level offers. No big programs as far as I can tell.
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2021 guard Jordan Hobbs committed. Looks like she's 6-0 so def not a PG. Not rated anywhere and hard to tell if she had any offers.
10-24-2019 05:11 PM
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(10-24-2019 05:11 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  2021 guard Jordan Hobbs committed. Looks like she's 6-0 so def not a PG. Not rated anywhere and hard to tell if she had any offers.

Which Jordan Hobbs? Springboro HS?

ETA: Found it. Yes that's her. She has some highlight videos on Hudl. Not a point guard, but a 3-point shooter and a ball hawk.
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(10-25-2019 09:56 AM)Frizzy Owl Wrote:  
(10-24-2019 05:11 PM)elw4796 Wrote:  2021 guard Jordan Hobbs committed. Looks like she's 6-0 so def not a PG. Not rated anywhere and hard to tell if she had any offers.

Which Jordan Hobbs? Springboro HS?

ETA: Found it. Yes that's her. She has some highlight videos on Hudl. Not a point guard, but a 3-point shooter and a ball hawk.

Per Twitter, it looks like she had some interest from the likes of Minnesota, Illinois, Cincinnati, and a few other schools. Definitely fits the Langley guard mold (i.e. long, deep threat, defender).
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Maya Bokuniewicz officially signs-

https://riceowls.com/news/2019/11/13/wom...ewicz.aspx
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