Gamecock women's hoops: 2018 commitments/signees
Rankings: ESPNHoopGurlz: 5-star prospect, #46 overall nationally, 6th-best forward in the country. ProspectsNation: 4.5 star prospect, #26 overall nationally, 5th best forward prospect nationally.
School: Durham (Georgia) Model
Accolades: 2017 Georgia Athletic Coaches Assocation Class 2-A North Player of the Year. A three-time AJC First-Team All-State selection. Averaged 25 points, 13.5 rebounds, and 4.5 blocks as a junior.
Staley's Take: “We are incredibly excited Victaria is joining our Gamecock family,” Staley said. “She is a skilled, athletic post who can score in a variety of ways. Her rebound ability is truly what sets her apart. We look forward to Victaria making an impact on our program, University and community.”
Rankings: ESPNHoopGurlz: 3-star prospect, #47 forward prospect nationally; ProspectsNation: 5 star prospect, #10 overall nationally, 2nd best point guard prospect nationally.
Height/Position: 5'8/Point Guard
School: Fort Myers (Florida) Lehigh Acres
Accolades: Two-time All-State selection, News-Press Fort Myers Player of the Year in 2016, 2017. Helped squad to back to back state championship. As a junior averaged 17.7 points, 4.4 assists, and 4 steals. Helped USC Basketball win a bronze medal in the FIBA U17 World Cup in 2016.
Staley's Take: "Destanni is the gem of all point guards in her class," Staley said. "I'm especially excited to add another quality guard who has great court vision, impacts both sides of the ball and loves to create shots for others."
Rankings: ESPNHoopGurlz: 5-star prospect, #6 overall nationally, best point guard in the country.
School: Charleston (South Carolina) Northwood Academy
Accolades: Helped Northwood Academy to three 3A state championships. Has scored over 1,000 points in her high school career and earned 3A Player of the Year honors in addition to being a three-time SCISA All-State selection. She posted 19.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game as a senior.
Staley's Take: "Elysa is a dynamic player who can play multiple spots on the floor," Staley said. "Her ability to rebound and shoot the ball from both the paint and the perimeter will complement our team. What excites us equally is that Elysa is a proven winner with three state championships under her belt; and we look forward to her bringing that championship mindset to Gamecock Nation."
Rankings: ESPNHoopGurlz: 3-star prospect, #74 guard prospect nationally; ProspectsNation: 4-star prospect, #136 overall nationally, 24th-best guard prospect in the country.
School: Camden (New Jersey) Woodrow Wilson/Clemson Transfer
Accolades: Missed the 2017-18 season at Clemson due to shoulder injury. In three previous seasons, averaged 11 points and 2.5 assists. Ranked 12th in the ACC with 14.3 points per game as a sophomore. In high school, helped her team to a 2014 state championship and finished as her school's all-time leading scorer. One of just 24 players in South Jersey history to record at least 2,000 points.
Staley's Take: "We welcome Chanelle ‘Nelly’ Perry to our Gamecock family,” Staley said. “She is an impact player who will bring a wealth of experience with her ability to score in the paint and defend length on the perimeter.”