McGuff Signs Highly Ranked Recruiting Class
Nov. 14, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Kevin McGuff, Ohio State head women's basketball coach, today announced the signing of five of the premier prep prospects in the country to National Letters of Intent to play for the Buckeyes in 2014. The class, which includes one five and three four-star recruits, is ranked has high as No. 2 by ProspectsNation.com and Blue Star Basketball. The group includes four ESPN Top 100 prospects, including four from the state of Ohio and one Michigan native.
Headlining the class is the third-ranked overall player in ESPN's Top 100 in Kelsey Mitchell, a 5-8 point guard from Princeton High School in Cincinnati, and sister Chelsea Mitchell, a 5-11 forward. Joining the Mitchell's is 6-2 forward Makayla Waterman from Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio, who is ranked No. 69 overall by ESPN and the 14th best at her position. Rounding out the class is 5-7 point guard Asia Doss out of Detroit Country Day, ranked the 22nd best point guard in the country and 92nd overall, and Alexa Hart, a 6-3 forward from North Ridgeville, Ohio and Columbus Africentric, who is ranked 82nd overall by ESPN and the 16th best at her position.
"I'm incredibly excited to welcome such a wonderful group of young women to our program," McGuff said. "I believe we've added the right pieces to a growing program that will allow us to fulfill our goal of competing at the highest level of women's college basketball. This class is extremely talented, deep and full of young women with great work ethic and high character.
"I want to give special thanks to my staff who worked incredibly hard to make this happen. Our mission is to be among the very best in college basketball and today is a significant step towards achieving that goal."
Below is a breakdown of Ohio State's 2014 recruiting class (in alphabetical order):
North Ridgeville, Ohio
ESPN Top 100 and four-star prospect ... ranked No. 82 overall and 16th at her position ... did not compete in junior season due to transfer from Lake Ridge Academy (Cleveland) to Africentric (Columbus) ... collected 191 points, 131 rebounds and 85 blocks in two seasons with Lake Ridge Academy ... First team Division IV All-Lorain Country in 2011-12 ... Second Team Division IV Northeast Lakes All-District selection ... honorable mention Division IV All-Ohio squad in 2011-12 ... named Cleveland Plain Dealer's High School Player of the Week in Feb. 2012 ... member of the AAU Super Showcase and All-Ohio AAU team.