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BB RECRUITING Class of 2025 Board

jakeboldenbrp

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I like keeping everyone up to date on our most successful program. Per interview with Matt, they're not completely done with recruiting the '25 Class. Here is everything I know (all my rankings are according to Prep Girls Hoops).

Verbal Commits:
  • Carsyn Swaney, 5'11" PG from Heritage HS (Maryville, TN)
    • #15 in TN, avg 21.2 ppg, 3.3 rpg
  • Macie Phifer, 5'11" SF from Ingomar HS (New Albany, MS)
    • #1 in MS, 2024 MS Gatorade Player of the Year, 2023 Class 1A Miss Basketball, 2024 Class 2A Miss Basketball, avg 20.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg
  • Blair Baugus, 6'0" PF from Wayne County HS (Waynesboro, TN)
    • #3 in TN, 2023 Class 1A TN Miss Basketball, avg 17.1 ppg, 7.7 rpg, 1.5 apg, 2.3 spg
Offers:
  • Lyriq Mastin, 5'6" PG from Blackman HS (Murfreesboro, TN)
    • #12 in TN
    • Most Recent Offers: UT-Martin, Lipscomb

  • Lauren Hurst, 6'3" PF from Cleveland HS (Cleveland, TN)
    • #1 in TN, #31 Nationally, 2024 (Volleyball) TN Gatorade Player of the Year
    • Most Recent Offers: Tennessee (re-offer), Clemson, North Carolina, NC State, Kentucky (re-offer)

  • Harmonie Ware, 5'9" SG from Bradley Central HS (Cleveland, TN)
    • #5 in TN
    • Most Recent Offers: Kennesaw State, Southern Miss, FAU, James Madison, Furman

  • Reese Beaty, 5'8" PG from York Institute (Jamestown, TN)
    • #2 in TN, decommited from Clemson, 2024 Class 2A Miss Basketball Finalist
    • Most Recent Offers: West Virginia, TCU, Marquette, Pittsburgh, Arkansas

  • Tatianna Stovall, 6'1" SF from Bradley Central (Cleveland, TN)
    • #6 in TN
    • Most Recent Offers: Rice, UAB, Kennesaw State, Tennessee Tech, Belmont

  • Ciara Byars, 6'2" CG from George Rogers Clark HS (Winchester, KY)
    • #3 in KY, #37 Nationally, coming off knee injury
    • Most Recent Offers: California, Virginia Tech, Michigan State, DePaul, Wake Forest

  • Channah Gannon, 6'3" C from Coffee County HS (Manchester, TN)
    • #19 in TN
    • Most Recent Offers: Stephen F Austin, East Tennessee State, Samford

  • Emily Hunter, 6'8" C from TPLS Christian Academy (Woodlake, VA)
    • #12 in VA
    • Most Recent Offers: Providence, Appalachian State, Georgia Southern, Longwood, Lafayette

  • Jenna McClendon, 6'4" C from Prattville Christian Academy (Prattville, AL)
    • unranked
    • Most Recent Offers: FIU, Navy
Off the Board:
  • Jaidynn Askins, 6'0" SF from Jackson Southside HS (Jackson, TN)
    • #22 in TN, verbal commit to Murray State
  • Ace Austin, 5'5" PG from Spring Garden HS (Piedmont, AL)
    • #1 in AL, #54 Nationally, 2024 AL Miss Basketball verbal commit to Alabama
  • Olivia Vinson, 5'11" SG from Coffee County HS (Manchester, TN)
    • #31 in TN, verbal commit to Lipscomb
  • Maya Makalusky, 6'3" SF from Hamilton Southeastern HS (Fishers, IN)
    • #3 in IN, #56 Nationally, verbal commit to Indiana
 
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Ana is apart of the '24 signing class along with Savannah Davis.

She played one club season in Serbia, my assumption is she'll have 4 years of eligibility(?) at 19 years old.
Excellent news! Apparently the Ana Milanovic who was listed as a junior at a Connecticut prep school by MaxPreps last year was either in error or was a totally different individual, but with the same name.
 
I don't believe it will happen either. It will most likely be 7 or 8 top players. It has rarely ever been more than that.
 
No surprise Emily has numerous offers so far. A couple of things are in our favor. 1) Didn't realize she's originally from Nashville until just now reading about her. We would give her a chance to come back, & be close to her family. 2) We're the only school that shows up on her account as having made an unofficial visit to meet the coaching staff & see our facilities so far. Which means she's interested!
Side note, Emily is 6' 8" with a 6' 9" wing span.
Last year's stats from TPLS in Virginia.
15.7 ppg, 10.9 rpg, & 2.6 big.
Watched her video highlights. Definitely more mobile than I had expected.
Our coaches are great at teaching post moves. She would do well hear.
Matt & company are tremendous recruiters. He's shown that if he really wants someone he can get them here. Her offers will probably get better & better, but I wouldn't be surprised to see her dressed as a Blue Raider next year.
We already have the makings for an excellent team in 2025, but if we have the fortune of also signing Hunter all one can say is the NCAA should watch out for Middle Tennessee!
 
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No surprise Emily has numerous offers so far. A couple of things are in our favor. 1) Didn't realize she's originally from Nashville until just now reading about her. We would give her a chance to come back, & be close to her family. 2) We're the only school that shows up on her account as having made an unofficial visit to meet the coaching staff & see our facilities so far. Which means she's interested!
Side note, Emily is 6' 8" with a 6' 9" wing span.
Last year's stats from TPLS in Virginia.
15.7 ppg, 10.9 rpg, & 2.6 big.
Watched her video highlights. Definitely more mobile than I had expected.
Our coaches are great at teaching post moves. She would do well hear.
Matt & company are tremendous recruiters. He's shown that if he really wants someone he can get them here. Her offers will probably get better & better, but I wouldn't be surprised to see her dressed as a Blue Raider next year.
We already have the makings for an excellent team in 2025, but if we have the fortune of also signing Hunter all one can say is the NCAA should watch out for Middle Tennessee!
Follow up to auto correct: Should be 2.6 blocks/game.
 
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On today's podcast coach Matt brought up the 3 commits listed above for 2025, but said he doesn't feel we're done just yet. He discussed the hopes of adding 2 possibly 3 more players to that group. Not outside the realm of possibility we could still add both Jenna McClendon & Emily Hunter to the 2025 roster before things are done.
 
On today's podcast coach Matt brought up the 3 commits listed above for 2025, but said he doesn't feel we're done just yet. He discussed the hopes of adding 2 possibly 3 more players to that group. Not outside the realm of possibility we could still add both Jenna McClendon & Emily Hunter to the 2025 roster before things are done.
Could be hard to land two 5s when both have other mid major offers
 
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