Pac-12 Commitment Hot Streak

Pac-12 Commitment Hot Streak
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Alyson Miura drives against Brooke Demetre at the Check Me Out Showcase in Orange County, California. *Photo by Chris Hansen.

The early Fall season has been good for the Pac-12 on the recruiting front.  Here’s a look at the commitments for this Power 5 conference out west as well as other notable commits.


Huskies Keep Miller Home

Jaquaya Miller challenges the shot of Dalayah Daniels
at the 2018 Check Me Out Showcase in Seattle. *Photo
by Glenn Nelson.
The Pacific Northwest isn’t short on talent right now so keeping the talent in your backyard home is as important as ever.  The Washington Huskies pulled that off this week with the commitment of JaQuaya Miller of Renton, Washington.  The 6-foot-3 post player is head coach Jody Wynn’s first commitment in the 2019 class.

The 2019 class isn’t deep with post play so scoring one the region’s top prospect in the pivot makes this commitment even more important.  Washington is getting an athletic option in the post who can rim run, rebound and score on the block.

Just days later the Huskies nabbed their second commit with four-star wing Nia Lowery of Sacramento, California.  The Dawgs could use another diamond in the rough the way Jasmine Davis was a standout for the program coming out of Northern California.


UCLA Two-Step

Charisma Osborne will look to fill the shoes of WNBA
rookie and champion Jordin Canada at UCLA. *Photo by
Chris Hansen.
Speaking of protecting the backyard, the Bruins landing Charisma Osborne in Los Angeles couldn’t be a bigger example of it.  The 5-8 point guard is a prolific scorer at the high school level and is the No. 10 prospect in the class nationally.  She was also selected to the USA Basketball U17 national team this summer.

The addition of Osborne helps answer the question of what Cori Close’s program will look like in the post-Jordin Canada years.  While the roster is plenty talented as-is, the nationally ranked program was built behind dynamic point guard play, a role Osborne seems well-prepared for.

But the Bruins didn’t stop with Osborne as just this week the Bruins added 6-3 forward Brynn Masikewich, currently of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.  The Lincoln Prep senior brings size to the front court but her game is more stretch 4 than back to the basket 5 player.  She’s a capable interior defender and that versatility will make her a dangerous weapon for UCLA.


USC Horses

The Trojans are working on signing as many as six players in this class and their second piece could be the biggest one with Angel Jackson staying in-state.  The 6-4 post from Richmond, California, gives head coach Mark Trakh a dominant interior prospect to help replace the production of the now graduated Kristen Simon.  

Just a day after Jackson announced her commitment the Trojans added a point guard, Alyson Miura of Clackamas, Oregon.  The ELITE 150 prospect is the third commitment to date for USC.  She joins four-star shooting guard Madison Campbell of Friant, California.  All three commits were teammates on the Cal Stars EYBL team this summer.

The Trojans are also in the mix on a pair Texans as well with Kyra White of Converse, Texas, and Endiya Rogers of Dallas, Texas, scheduled to visit.


Malu To UNC

The Tarheels are three deep in commtiments for their 2019 class with the addition of Malu Tshitenge of Washington, D.C.  The 6-4 post is ranked No. 51 in the class and is the highest rated player in the North Carolina recruiting class to date.

Tshitenge joins ELITE 150 guard Nia Daniel of Harrisburg, North Carolina, and four-star guard Alexis Duckett of Port Orange, Florida.


All Love In Vandy

Stephanie White and her staff have been aggressive recruiting in 2019 and the addition of No. 39 Koi Love of Orlando, Florida, may be the best way to close out the five-player class.  The 6-0 swing player is the highest rated player in the Commodores class. 

Love is joined by No. 132 Demi Washington of Wake Forest, North Carolina, four-star wing Taylor Hutchins of Grand Prairie, Texas, 6-0 forward Yaubryon Chambers of Nashvile, Tennessee, and 6-3 post Kyndall Golden of  Lithia Springs, Ga.


Chris Hansen is managing editor of 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 and ELITE is EARNED events.  He can be reached at


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