Baylor, UNC, Illinois have top '09 classes

Originally Published: November 20, 2008
By null | ESPN HoopGurlz

In a year of protracted decision-making, it was an early verdict that paved the way for Baylor's No. 1 recruiting class for 2009.

The summer after her sophomore season, Brittney Griner of Houston, Texas, was not yet a national dunking and shot-blocking sensation. She attended a camp at Baylor, and coach Kim Mulkey saw enough back then to offer Griner a scholarship. The 6-foot-7 Griner accepted but, more importantly, lived up to her commitment through a rash of temptations and signed a National ...

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