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Recruiting Rundown

For fan discussion of the Vanderbilt Commodore women's basketball program, games and recruiting.

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Re: Recruiting Rundown

Post by MikeADore » Mon Jun 20, 2022 9:39 am

ESPN #91 Jada Harrison (Martin, Tn.), one of the players on our known/possible interest or offer list, has committed to MTSU. There's no evidence Vandy maintained any contact/interest in her, but it's hard to know for sure.
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Re: Recruiting Rundown

Post by MikeADore » Tue Jun 28, 2022 11:48 am

Elle Blatchford, another player on our known/possible interest or offer list, has committed to Southern Miss. Nice player.
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Re: Recruiting Rundown

Post by MikeADore » Fri Aug 05, 2022 6:10 pm

Chloe Clardy, one of the first players to get an offer from coach Ralph after she got the job, committed to Stanford today. She's a 5'9 guard from Conway, Ark. and is ranked #28 on Hoopgurlz in the '23 class.
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Re: Recruiting Rundown

Post by MikeADore » Mon Aug 08, 2022 2:25 pm

Avery Treadwell, another player on our known/possible interest or offer list, has committed to Florida State.
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Re: Recruiting Rundown

Post by Nashmann » Wed Aug 10, 2022 2:43 pm

Are we getting anybody?
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Re: Recruiting Rundown

Post by MikeADore » Wed Aug 10, 2022 6:13 pm

Nashmann wrote:
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Are we getting anybody?
So far just the '23 guard from Poland, Agata Makurat.
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Re: Recruiting Rundown

Post by Nashmann » Wed Aug 10, 2022 8:38 pm

MikeADore wrote:
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Nashmann wrote:
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Are we getting anybody?
So far just the '23 guard from Poland, Agata Makurat.
She's a good one....hope we get some other top players. Have to close the deal!!
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Re: Recruiting Rundown

Post by MikeADore » Thu Sep 08, 2022 8:08 pm

Mjracle Sheppard, who is on our known/possible interest list, has released her top three: Xavier, Georgia Tech and Mississippi State. I watched her play a high school game (with Montverde Academy) back in March, and the announcers were talking about her offer to play at Vandy with coach Ralph, but there was never any other indication of that. She did almost certainly have one from coach White.
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Re: Recruiting Rundown

Post by Nashmann » Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:05 am

Coach Ralph is a good floor coach and knows how to really coach! She will have to learn to recruit better and close the deal on some top players or the program will never advance to top level!
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Re: Recruiting Rundown

Post by HuskyT » Wed Sep 14, 2022 11:30 am

Nashmann wrote:
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:05 am
Coach Ralph is a good floor coach and knows how to really coach! She will have to learn to recruit better and close the deal on some top players or the program will never advance to top level!
Too bad she hasn't worked in a system that historically recruits great players. The decision process for 17 year old athletes is often hard to fathom. CSR's first team has demonstrated an extreme defense first attitude necessitated by the talent she available. If I was in competition with Vandy for a top player, my pitch would be that my school plays offense first and its a fun system to run the court and shoot fast. CSR has better players this year and will demonstrate a bit more offensive versatility
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Re: Recruiting Rundown

Post by DoreFan49 » Thu Sep 15, 2022 6:57 am

Nashmann wrote:
Wed Sep 14, 2022 12:05 am
Coach Ralph is a good floor coach and knows how to really coach! She will have to learn to recruit better and close the deal on some top players or the program will never advance to top level!
Wait at least a couple of months to evaluate how this recruiting year will go. Coach Shea appears to need to sign 5 recruits this fall, three to replace the graduate players and the 2 seniors. Shea already has 2 top quality players who have verbally committed, Agata Makurat at 6’4” from Poland and 6’ 2” Khalil Pierre from Arizona. Khamil is ranked 87 by Hoopgurlz and Agata is a potential post player with excellent guard skills who would be ranked in the top 100 if she were playing in the US.

As to Shea’s ability to recruit, Shea was instrumental as a player at UCONN in the recruitment of Diana Taurasi and as an assistant coach in recruiting Brianna Stewart, Napheesa Collier, Katie Lou Samuelson, Kaleena Mosquera-Lewis, Moriah Jefferson, Crystal Dangerfield, Megan Walker, and current UCONN players Paige Buechers, Azzi Fudd, Caroline Ducharme, and Nika Muhl to name a few.

And as to the 2022 recruiting class, Coach Shea recruited and signed Ryanne Allen a 6’ 1” guard ranked 82 in Hoopgurlz and 2022 and Amauri Williams a 6’3” post player ranked 93 in Hoopgurlz 2022 and also Jada Brown a 5’8” guard ranked in the top 100 in some polls. She also recruited 2 of the best graduate transfer guards in the portal in Ciara Harrison from St Louis University and Marnelle Garraud from Boston College.

Shea’s history of recruiting at UCONN over the past 20+ years and last year at Vanderbilt gives me confidence that this recruiting year will be successful and will help to get the Vanderbilt Women’s Basketball team where we all want it to be in the next few years.

Also, Shea and her staff have demonstrated that they are capable of developing good players into great players. The development of freshmen Ayana Moore unranked and Sacha Washington ranked 67 by Hoopgurlz 2021 last year was truly amazing!!!
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Re: Recruiting rundown

Post by MikeADore » Mon Sep 19, 2022 6:13 pm

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Georgia point guard Diana Collins ('23) has re-opened her recruitment after committing to Georgia a few weeks ago. She had a Vandy offer. It will be interesting to see if Joani Taylor offers her at A&M. Collins obviously re-opened things when Taylor announced she was leaving Georgia.
Collins committed to Ohio State. It doesn't appear Vandy maintained contact with her after she committed to Georgia prior to Joni Taylor leaving for A&M.
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