2012 Women's College Basketball Team Recruiting Rankings
Commits:3ESPNU HoopGurlz 100 Commits:3Top Prospect:F Bashaara Graves
Andraya Carter of Flowery Branch,
Ga. (ESPN HoopGurlz)
Tennessee checks in at No. 5 in the early signing period recruiting class rankings with a group it secured early in the process. And with a verbal on tap from Kaela Davis in 2013, next year could be more of the same.
Bashaara Graves, the 6-foot-2 forward who is ranked 5th in the ESPNU HoopGurlz 100, headlines this class. Her physical style of play in the paint will certainly allow her to earn minutes early.
Graves won't be alone in supplementing the Tennessee frontcourt as 6-1 Jasmine Jones of Madison, Ala., can play inside. Her athleticism may allow Pat Summitt the ability to play her on the wing as well. With Cierra Burdick and Isabelle Harrison starting their freshman campaigns this year, the depth and versatility in the paint will be a strength.
Summitt also signed 5-8 point guard Andraya Carter of Flowery Branch, Ga. The super athletic four-star prospect is recovering from an anterior-cruciate ligament tear, and when healthy has shown that she can play multiple positions. Carter is the definition of an elite role player who adapts to the talent around her really well.
Tennessee could use a true 5-player, but it may not come from this class. Look for the Lady Vols to be focused on the 2013 post players.
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