The 2015/16 Boston College women's basketball season begins tomorrow night, but the focus yesterday was on 2016/17, as coach Erik Johnson picked up letters of intent from four players who are set to join the team next year.
While the availability of information about women's basketball recruiting is pretty limited, it seems like BC has added some decent talent to the roster for next year:
-Emma Guy, a 6'2'' forward from Penfield, NY, is rated as a three star/89 out of 100 recruit by ESPN. A two year team captain at Penfield High School, Guy nearly averaged a double/double in her junior season (15.5 points, 9.8 rebounds per game).
-Jasmine Taylor, a 6'0'' wing player from Springfield, VA, seems to be the most highly touted recruit based on available info; she's rated 3 stars and 90/100 by ESPN, which leaves her just outside the top 100 nationally. She was a first team All-State player in 2014 and 2015 and has been described by scouts as having a "consistent offensive arsenal" with the ability to score in a few different ways.
-Shannon Ryan is a 6'4'' center who plays at Tabor Academy, and will come in as one of the two tallest players on the team, along with fellow 6'4'' forward Mariella Fasoula. At Tabor, she averaged a double double (18.3 points, 12.3 rebounds) last season. She was originally slated to be part of the Class of 2015, in which she was ranked the nation's #205 recruit, but appears to have elected a prep year. (I am just surmising this based on available info, but can't find definitive information.)
-As the Boston Globe discussed yesterday, BC is dipping its toes into the international recruiting pool, and has done so again with 6'1'' Australian forward Georgia Pineau. Pineau was highly sought after by programs in her home country, and was also heavily recruited by a number of colleges. According to Pick and Roll, a site about Australian hoops, Pineau picked BC over Saint Mary's, where her brother plays college basketball, and Hawai'i, where her father attended.
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