In signing three highly-regarded preps in the 2015 Class, Iowa State came away with the No. 15-rated class ranked by ProspectsNation.com, the best in program history.
Iowa State coach Bill Fennelly broke down the signees.
From Iowa State, here is a breakdown of each player.
Bridget Carleton, a 6-1 guard who hails from Chatham, Ontario, Canada, is a starter on Canada’s U18 Junior National team. Carleton was also a captain in Canada’s U16 and U17 squads. She earned first and second-team nods in 2013 and 2014 and earned first-team honors at the Canadian National Championship. At John McGregor Secondary school, Carleton has helped the Panthers to a current 27-2 record during her senior year, averaging 26.5 points, 10.0 rebounds 4.0 assists and 4.0 steals while shooting 51 percent from the field. Carleton is rated as the top 2015 prospect in Canada by Crown Scout Recruiting Service and is the Cyclones first player from Canada.
Meredith Burkhall, a 6-3 forward from Urbandale, Iowa, is a three-year starter at Roosevelt High School. Burkhall was named first-team all-conference her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons with the Rough Riders. In her junior year, she averaged 18.6 points and 9.6 rebounds. At Roosevelt, Burkhall is just eight points away from reaching the 1,000-point mark. Burkhall is also rated the top prospect out of the state of Iowa and is rated 45th nationally on ProspectsNation.com.
T’Aire Starks (TeeTee), a 5-11 guard out of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, is a two-time all-conference selection who averaged 9.2 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists her junior season in just 19 games played due to injury. Starks led Hopkins High School to back-to-back state championships her freshman and sophomore seasons with records of 30-2 and 31-1. Starks is rated the No. 39 prospect on ProspectsNation.com and is the top prospect in Minnesota according to 5 State Hoops.