[stextbox id=”custom”] Shawnta’ Dyer, a dynamic 6-foot-2 forward from Marion, Ohio, has made a verbal commitment to Jeff Walz and the University of Louisville women’s basketball team for the 2010 season.
As a junior, Dyer averaged 23 points 10 rebounds, and two blocks per game. ESPN Insider reports she scores “on the perimeter and in the post with effectiveness and ease … and attacks the rim with strong ball-handling skills on one play and posts aggressively on the next. Dyer is one of those players who seems to be everywhere on the floor.”
She is rated the 56th best player in the nation by Hoopgurlz.com and is the fifth top 100 player to commit to Louisville.
Meanwhile, the 6-foot-6 Jennifer Hamson from Utah did what everybody but her knew she would do, decide to stay home with a commitment to Brigham Young.
stextbox id=”custom”]Is a 6-foot-6 center in the cards for University of Louisville women’s basketball?
Jennifer Hamson, from Pleasant Valley, Utah, has had a home visit from U of L coach Jeff Walz and plans to visit the Louisville campus in the near future. There’s stiff competition, however, from universities within her home state, including Brigham Young and Utah. Oklahoma is also on her itinerary for a campus visit.
Also a gymnast, she wants to play both basketball and volleyball at the collegiate level. Which means, of course, that she’ll be interested in how Gwen Rucker is faring at U of L. Gwen started most basketball games last season but is redshirting this season and focusing on volleyball this year.
One would hope her potential teammates, the near capacity crowds for volleyball at Cardinal Arena and the construction of the new downtown basketball arena make a favorable impression during her Louisville visit.[/stextbox]
[stextbox id=”custom”] Polly Harrington, an athletic 6-footer from Kansas City, Kansas has committed to play for the University of Louisville women’s basketball team. Harrington is the fourth verbal commitment to Louisville from the 2010 class. She joins Charmaine Tay, Antonita Slaughter and Sheronne Vails.
Here’s what ESPN says about her:
“Her natural feel for the game and her strength have her playing with the effectiveness of a 6-2 player. She is aggressive and physical and does a good job of delivering contact to the defense so they can’t get off the ground to bother her shot. Almost any taller defender will have trouble keeping her from facing up and going around them…”
A mystery is whether a reported verbal from Lauren Okafor, a 6-foot-3 player from New Haven, Connecticut, still stands. It was reported in her local newspaper but she is never included in any listing of Lady Card commits.[/stextbox]
Still another big-time verbal for the University of Louisville women’s basketball team.
Sherrone Vails, a 6-foot-4 player from Odeton, Md., became the fourth top recruit to give her word to coach Jeff Walz to play for the Lady Cards.
ESPN: “She has incredible mobility for her size and gets up and down the floor with the guards. When she does get the ball in scoring position she’s able to finish and presents a real threat. Lots of potential will have them lining up at her door.”
She picked U of L over Duke, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Purdue, Villanova and Wake Forest.