Women's Basketball Recruiting Update

Coach Mickie DeMoss has already landed a great class for this year. She is out hitting the trail hard for next season's recruiting class. Also an update on Crystal Kelly.

The race is still on for Crystal Kelly, Kentucky's most sought after high school recruit. The senior from Sacred Heart continues to mull over offers from Florida, Purdue, Western Kentucky, Kentucky, and Louisville.

According to a source close to the situation, Kelly was very impressed by her visit to UF and has the blessing from her mom. However, the family favorite Louisville, continues to be the favorite and team to beat.

Kentucky seems to have fallen off the radar at this point.

Recruiting 2005 Mickie DeMoss already has a commitment from a junior shooting guard Kasi Galloway. Galloway began playing varsity basketball in the 5th grade. She's been a Top Ten underclassmen the past two seasons at the Adidas Camp and would have been extremely highly recruited coming out Boyd County HS had she not committed so early to Kentucky. DeMoss and the staff like her shooting ability and think she can contribute upon arrival in 2006.

DeMoss has one known offer that is being mulled over in addition to Crystal Kelly. Her teammate junior point guard prospect Carly Ormerod, has been offered by DeMoss. The 5'7 point guard could possibly help with the lack of depth at the position. With true freshmen Angela Phillips logging so many minutes last season, it is imperative for the Lady Wildcats to find a backup if they are planning on becoming successful in the near future.

Unconfirmed reports have DeMoss offering another point guard in West Virginia in Renee Montgomery. The 5'7 prospect from South Charleston high school, averaged 17 points and 5 rebounds as a sophomore and was a Nike Camp All-American last summer. Montgomery has been linked with every major school across the south and should be a top prospect.

Jill Stephens, a 6'3 center from Parkersville, WV has listed the Cats in her most recent update. Stephens averaged 25 points as a sophomore.

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