Women’s basketball earns top MAC recruiting class for 2014-15 signing period

November 27, 2013 | News, UToday
By Brian DeBenedictis

The Toledo women’s basketball program has earned the top Mid-American Conference ranking and a No. 90 national grouping among recruiting classes for the 2014-15 early signing period, according to the All-Star Girls Basketball Report.

thumb-rocket-color-logoThe Rockets inked six players — Jay-Ann Bravo-Harriott (London, England), Mikaela Boyd (Hillside, Ill.), Lindsay Dorr (Rogers, Minn.), Nancy Kessler (St. Catherines, Ontario), Michaela Rassmussen (Victoria, Minn.) and Jada Woody (Canton, Mich.) — during the early signing period.

UT also will welcome junior Branae Harris (Marion, Ohio), a transfer from the University of Michigan, to the mix as well. Harris is sitting out the 2013-14 campaign per NCAA rules.

“For Toledo, the key was the addition of Jay Ann,” said Bret McCormick, analyst with the All-Star Girls Basketball Report. “That gives them seven strong recruits. Brenae (Harris) is also a shooting guard who transferred from Michigan, and then they signed four players who are over six-feet-tall.

“Bravo is a true point guard who is an intelligent, tough leader. Harris is an explosive athlete who can also hit the deep three. She should be a big scorer for Toledo. They also added some good size. Rasmussen is very skilled, can score inside with either hand, and step out to the arc. Kessler is from Canada, while both Rasmussen and Dorr are from Minnesota.”

The next-highest MAC schools in the report are Eastern Michigan at No. 122 and Miami at No. 124, respectively.

Now in its 18th year, the All-Star Girls Report is the leader in women’s basketball scouting.

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