Archer To USC

Archer To USC
Jillian Archer

USC Lands Archer

The USC Trojans are building momentum in their 2018 recruiting class.  Just a week after landing dynamite point guard prospect Desiree Caldwell, the program landed a verbal commitment from 6-2 forward Jillian Archer of Santa Monica, California.

Archer is an athletic and long frontcourt prospect who can impact the game by rebounding, defending and scoring in the paint.  She is coming off a huge summer the Cal Storm where she firmly placed herself in the ELITE 100 conversation for the 2018 class.

Pairing Archer and Caldwell starting next season gives Mark Trakh and his staff two players who can definitely compete in the ultra competitive Pac-12 Conference and at arguably the two most important positions on the floor.

The Women of Troy could potentially sign a huge class, with six available scholarships in 2018.  USC is in the running for No. 38 Arieal Scott of Urbana, Illinois, No. 53 Taylor Chavez of Surprise, Arizona, No. 82 Karisma Ortiz of San Jose, California, and No. 107 Neenah Young of Stockton, California.

 

Moore’s Around The Rim

Edwards Picks Utah

One of the players who impressed our ProspectsNation.com the most this summer was 6-foot-1 forward Dre’Una Edwards of North Las Vegas, Nevada.  Edwards, who made a verbal pledge to play her college basketball at Utah in August, is four-star prospect who earned the right to be on our Watch List for the 2018 class. 

For Utah, the addition of Edwards gives the Utes a strong-frazsmed forward who should make an immediate impact as a rebounder.  She is a good athlete who has the ability to handle the ball and create offense for herself in spots. Joining Edwards in Utah’s 2018 class is 6-foot forward Niya Becker of Winnipeg, Manitoba. The combination of Edwards and Becker gives Utah coach, Lynne Roberts and her staff two player who can make an immediate impact in the PAC-12.

 

White to SMU

After turning heads with her play all summer long, 5-foot-9 guard Kayla White of DeSoto, Texas made a verbal pledge to Southern Methodist coach Travis Mayes and his staff.  With her play this summer, White proved she was a dynamic scoring threat from the perimeter. She is a consistent perimeter shooter with the ability to exploit defenders in one on one match ups. Her presence on campus will give Mayes and his staff a quality perimeter scoring option as they continue to build the Dallas based program.

 

Carr to Texas Tech

Texas Tech was able to add to their backcourt when they picked up a commitment from 2018 guard Chrrislyn Carr of Rock Island, Illinois. Carr will bring athleticism and on-ball defense to Texas Tech’s backcourt but Big 12 schools should be aware of her whenever shes on the floor, Carr has proven to be a consistent perimeter shooter.

 

McCurry to Rice

Since arriving in Houston, Rice coach Tina Langley and her staff have been productive on the recruiting trail adding playmaking guards and size around the rim. The addition of 2018 post Ari McCurry of Roseville, California will continue to help Langley and her staff build one of the tallest front courts in the country as the 6-foot-5 McCurry will join the 6-foot-8 Nancy Mulkey.

 

Chris Hansen is managing editor of ProspectsNation.com and serves on the McDonald’s All-American and Naismith Trophy selection committees.  He was a co-founder of and the national director of scouting for ESPN HoopGurlz from 2005 until 2012 and is the director of the Check Me Out Showcase.  He can be reached at chris@prospectsnation.com.

 

Keil Moore is the Director of Scouting for the JumpOffPlus.com National Scouting Report and international scouting report. He serves on the Naismith Trophy Board of Selectors and has been a member of the women's basketball community for more than eight years as a trainer and evaluator. He can be reached at keil@prospectsnation.com.

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