By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN (BASN) —...
Top Women’s Recruting Classes For 2006
Rutgers – With the addition of Dee Dee Jernigan from Chicago, a player who originally signed with Purdue Rutgers has the top class. Epiphanny Prince is a good one and Myia McCurdy should do a lot of damage at the forward position. Rashidat Junaid should be the backup center to Kia Vaughn.1.
2. University of Connecticut – Tina Charles is the best player in America and she will start from day one.
3. Duke – The rich keep getting richer. Bridgette Mitchell of the Peddie School in New Jersey can shoot from everywhere on the court and can also play inside.
4. Tennessee – Cait McMahan from Tennessee is a very good guard and will see action right from the get go.
5. Stanford – Jayne Appel is a five star player who can play the center position. She should be a four year starter. Stanford will contend for a National Championship.
6. North Carolina – Jessica Breland from North Carolina is a strong power forward who will start.
7. USC – Jacki Gemells was stolen from UConn to whom she had verballed early on. She is a shooter. A Taurasi-like player.
8. North Carolina State – Nikitta Gartrell is a strong guard who will be an ACC star.
9. Ohio State – Andrea Walker is one of the top centers in the country and will replace Jessica Davenport.
10. Georgia – Christy Marshall is a good one and is only going to get better once she plays with a higher level of competition.
11. Virginia Tech – A surprisingly strong class for a school without much of a heritage. Shani Grey from Windsor, CT is a very quick guard. She will light it up from the outside.
12. Notre Dame – No real super star but a solid class and one that should certainly get the Fighting Irish back into the thick of things in the Big East race.