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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Recruiting in 2014


(Recruting is always a question we get here at Cardinal Couple concerning the Louisville WBB future and staff columnist Jenny O'Bryan takes a look at a few that have been mentioned in connection with the Lady Cards.)

With the recent post game comments by Coach Walz about heading out on the recruiting trail, questions abound as to who is on the Cardinal radar in the class of 2014. 

Below is a list of 2014’s whose names have been mentioned in connection with Louisville basketball.   The extent to which they are involved is not clear with all of them.  Regardless, these are a few names to pay attention to.  As always, more names could surface before the class inks.

Rachel Bell- is a guard from Cumberland Furnace, TN. staff writer Bob Corwin describes her as an “above average athlete, can be a crowd pleaser with her creative shot making off spin moves.”    Last August, at Nike Nationals, she garnered the attention of staff writers at the now defunct Hoopgurlz, you can find that here:

She was recently on hand at the KFC YUM! Center watching the win over St. John’s.

Sydney Brackmyre
Sydney Brackemyre- is a forward out of  Harveysburg, OH.  She has been mentioned here at Cardinal Couple several times already.  Her final three are Louisville, Dayton and Michigan.   She has been on campus multiple times and has been present for several games this season.  Sydney is rehabbing from surgery from an ACL tear this past fall, so is missing the majority of her junior year.  In the event you missed it last time we posted it, here is a great read on Brackemyre:

Ayanna Edwards
Ayanna Edwards- is a post player out of Sacramento, CA.  Edwards is a big, powerful body that really clogs up the paint.  She was at Coach Walz’s elite camp this past summer.

Erica Moore- is a forward out of Fishers, IN.  She, too, was on hand for Coach Walz’s elite camp this past summer.  She was one of my favorite players to watch that day, and was playing hard alongside Rebecca Greenwell and Mercedes Russell.   She caught the attention of Hoopgurlz evaluators last summer:
Erica Moore

Jasmine Lumpkin- is a wing from Bolingbrook, IL.  She, too, has been at several games this season.  Check out this nice, recent read on Lumpkin:

Jasmine Lumpkin
Victoria Vivians-is a wing out of Forest, MS.  Check out these two write-ups on this “dynamic, explosive player”.

Victoria Vivians

( Of course, there are always a few girls that sometimes don't surface as potential Cardinal under further down the road. Paul recently did a piece for Donny Yaste's site: Kentucky High School Hoops about a pair of juniors that are rocking Cincinnati...twins Kelsey and Chelsea Mitchell.

Read it here:

Sister Act Part II


Holding true to one of my New Year’s resolutions I am happy to report that I will be among a foursome headed to South Bend, IN next Monday to take in the Louisville vs. Notre Dame game.   I look forward to sharing my thoughts with you all about my trip!

1 comment:

  1. Jenny, Hoopgurlz is back. I get to it through ESPN's website.


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