Marley Hill of Pickerington, Ohio, picked Cincinnati this week. Hill, a four-star class of 2013 prospect, will provide the Bearcats with a quality post option as they look to ascend into the top half of the ultra-competitive Big East conference.
The 6-foot-3 post becomes the first pledge of the class for coach Jamelle Elliot, and the fact that Hill chose the Bearcats speaks volumes about the work that Elliot and her staff are putting in on the recruiting trail. Hill will provide them with leverage to help recruit other top 150-caliber recruits throughout the summer and fall.
Dalee picks Boston College
Boston College's new coach, Erik Johnson, knew he had to build a foundation early with his class of 2013. This week, Emilee Dalee of Sharon, Mass., helped Johnson do just that after she gave a verbal commitment to join the Eagles. At 6-2, Dalee will provide a versatile forward option who can score facing the basket.
The three-star prospect is at her best offensively when she attacks the rim with her slashing ability. She is the type of player that rebuilding programs like Boston College use to get back into the conference-championship hunt.
Goodin-Rogers exploring options
Kyvin Goodin-Rogers of Lebanon, Ky., was a standout in front of our staff at the Midwest Showdown over Memorial Day Weekend. This past weekend, Goodin-Rogers decided to re-open her recruitment after originally committing to in-state powerhouse Louisville a year ago.
A four-star prospect, Goodin-Rogers will be in the discussion as we expand our class of 2013 rankings to 100 in the near future. A number of programs that are regular visitors to the NCAA Tournament will be calling her over the next couple of weeks, trying to get the talented 6-2 power forward on campus before the July evaluation period or in early August.
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Brandon Clay is a contributor and national recruiting analyst for ESPN HoopGurlz. He is also the publisher of the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report and the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc. The service is used by more than 150 colleges and universities nationwide. Clay has been involved in the community since 2001 as a recruiting analyst, event operator and trainer. He can be reached at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com or you can follow him on Twitter @BrandonClayPSB.