2012 Women's College Basketball Team Recruiting Rankings
Commits:4ESPNU HoopGurlz 100 Commits:3Top Prospect:F Bashaara Graves
Andraya Carter of Flowery Branch,
Ga. (ESPN HoopGurlz)
Tennessee holds onto the No. 5 spot, the first in the Holly Warlick era. The class includes all the players signed by Pat Summitt plus Nia Moore, who signed with Illinois in the fall, but was released when now-Lady Vol assistant Jolette Law was let go.
At the top of the class is Bashaara Graves, the 6-foot-2 forward who is ranked 5th in the ESPNU HoopGurlz 100. 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 Warlick the ability to play her on the wing as well. With Cierra Burdick and Isabelle Harrison finishing their freshman campaigns this year, the depth and versatility in the paint will be a strength.
Tennessee 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 epitome 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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