Womens Basketball Recruiting

Branton, Ontario, Canada guard Shay Colley
Height: 5-8
Stats/Accolades: A 5-foot-8 guard, Colley has been a mainstay for Team Canada in international competition for the last two years, playing in the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship, the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championship and the 2014 FIBA U18 Americas Championship. In this summer's U18 event in Colorado Springs, Colo., she averaged 12.8 points, 3.0 assists and 4.8 rebounds over her five games. Facing off against the U.S. team brought out the best in Colley, whose team came up short in both games against the Americans to take home the silver medal. She posted 18.5 points, 3.0 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game, including 21 points in the final game of pool play in a bid to upset the home team. Colley helped Canada win a bronze at the 2012 FIBA U17 World Championship at the age of 16. She has also enjoyed a successful career at St. Edmund Campion Secondary School that includes a pair of regional championships and a silver medal in the 2012 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations championship.
Staley Speaks: "We welcome Shay to our Gamecock family. She has had an outstanding high school career along with her Canadian national team experience. She brings instant scoring to our team, but equally important is her defensive presence on the floor. Gamecock Nation will be very excited to see Shay hit the floor next season."
Columbia (S.C.) Heathwood Hall forward A'ja Wilson
Height: 6-5
Rankings: ESPNHoopGurlz: No. 1 forward in the country, no. 1 prospect nationally regardless of position. No. 1 forward in the country, no. 2 prospect nationally regardless of position.
Stats/Accolades: Wilson capped her high school career by leading Heathwood to the independent schools Class AAA state title. The 6-foot-5 post player averaged 34.4 points, 13.9 rebounds and 5.0 blocks en route to a treasure trove of accolades including Naismith National High School Player of the Year and WBCA Player of the Year and Parade Girls Basketball Player of the Year. She was named to the USA Today's All-USA Girls Basketball Team and posted 10 points, nine rebounds and three blocks in the McDonald's All-America game in Chicago earlier this month. Wilson was one of just three players from the Class of 2014 selected for the USA Basketball U19 World Championship team. She averaged 10.9 points and a team-high 7.9 rebounds in helping that team to a gold medal.
Columbia (S.C.) Dreher guard Kaydra Duckett
Height: 5-10
Rankings: ESPNHoopGurlz: No. 6 point guard in the country, no. 32 prospect nationally regardless of position.
Newark (N.J.) Malcolm X. Shabazz guard Doniyah Cliney
Height: 6-0
Rankings: ESPNHoopGurlz: No. 58 guard in the country; No. 13 guard in the country, no. 105 prospect nationally regardless of position.
Feedback: Shabazz head coach Vanessa Watson: "Doniyah would be considered a top athlete in our area because of her speed and agility. She is a six-foot guard who shoots it well and has the ability to get to the basket. She is very often the center of a hustle play on defense because she is always aggressively going after dribbles and passes. In our fall workouts, she leads the team in sprint and mile times. Doniyah is always pushing herself to be better."
Charlotte (N.C.) Providence Day center Jatarie White
Height: 6-4
Rankings: ESPNHoopGurlz: No. 1 center in the country, no. 7 prospect nationally regardless of position. No. 1 center in the country, no. 14 prospect nationally regardless of position.
Feedback: Providence Day head coach Josh Springer: "Jatarie does a whole lot of things well. First off, she's a legit 6-foot-4. She's very long and she's left handed which is a plus. Lefties always are a step ahead of their defenders. She really has a beautiful shot for a post player. Her form is fundamentally sound. We use her more in the post here at Providence Day because of her size but she has the range to shoot the three so that will be something she will does more of in college. Jatarie is an underrated passer. She rebounds well and she blocks shots. The shots she does not block, she is able to alter. Teams usually have not shot the ball well against us from a percentage standpoint and that is attributed to Jatarie's length around the basket. Jatarie found the right fit for her. She visited South Carolina numerous times.. She told me that it's close to home and her family can come see her play. She also talked about the connection she made with the players and all the coaches at South Carolina. She loved the family feel surrounding the program."
Bronx (N.Y.) Nazareth Regional guard Bianca Cuevas
Height: 5-6
Rankings: ESPNHoopGurlz: No. 8 point guard in the country, no. 44 prospect nationally regardless of position. No. 6 point guard in the country, no. 18 prospect nationally regardless of position. Ranked by as the top women's prospect in the state of New York out of high school.
Feedback: Nazareth head coach Ron Kelly: "Bianca is a dynamic point guard; a scoring point guard. She has great shooting range. She can shoot consistently two feet behind the line. She's also very quick and can get by people in a hurry. Bianca is small but she plays bigger than someone who is five-foot-six. She has greatly matured this past year and a half and has learned to balance her academics and basketball well. She chose South Carolina because she thought that was the best fit for her. She didn't know Coach Staley before this process but she got to know her and built a relationship with her."