Recruiting Rundown: Conley, Vansickle

Recruiting Rundown: Conley, Vansickle
Raegyn Conley

Raegyn Conley competes at the 2019 Coach Hemi Showcase in Nashville, Tennessee. *Photo by Chris Hansen.

Visits and evaluation periods may be frozen, but players are still on their phones, calling and using FaceTime to work at their recruiting.  That has allowed some players who got ahead in the process to make decisions.

Vansickle To Washington

Avery Vansickle of Aurora, Colorado, gave her verbal commitment to the University of Washington.  The 5-foot-10 combo guard is ranked No. 57 by in the 2021 class.  She is the first commit for Jody Wynn’s Huskies in the class.

“Van Sickle spent the school season learning to navigate life as the primary scoring option with Fran Belibi now a freshman at Stanford,” Brandon Clay, publisher of, said.  “Van Sickle has the skill to potentially be an effective secondary ball handler in addition to a primary option as a shooter.”

The versatility of Vansickle fits well into Wynn’s system.  She will join the 2020 signing class of Tameiya Sadler of Concord, California, a 5-7 poing guard ranked 98th in class; Jada Noble of Medical Lake, Washington, a 5-11 guard ranked 122nd in the class; and Alexis Whitfield of Tarzana, California, a 6-1 forward ranked 149th.

Look for Washington to stay active in the class of 2020 with several available scholarship spots.


Conley Chooses Wake Forest

Raegyn Conley of Chattanooga, Tennessee, committed to Jen Hoover and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons.  The 6-0 guard chose Wake Forest over Florida, Kentucky, Purdue and  South Carolina among others.

Conley has been on our radar for years,” Clay said. “She continues to grow and progress physically standing close to 6-foot now. Conley is an athletic option on the wing who can get into the lane off the bounce. Can she be a consistent option shooting the ball from beyond the arc? Conley has the length to be effective on both ends longterm. Conley brings a versatile skill set to the wing and projects as a quality shot making option on the perimeter. From where I sit, she still has plenty of upside at the college level too.”

Conley was at the 2019 Coach Hemi Showcase in Nashville last fall. Her game’s evolution was on full display (Link).  She is Wake’s first commitment in the 2021 class.


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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