Louisville signs No. 1 player in the country

The University of Louisville has confirmed the signing of the No. 1 player in the Class of 2015 - Asia Durr. The 5-foot-10 Durr is the crown jewel of the No. 1 class in the country.

ESPNW women's college basketball analyst Dan Olson raves on the five-player signing class signed by University of Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz.

Olson calls the class the No. 1 class in the country and had some great things to say about the player he calls the "kingpin" of the class - Asia Durr.

The 5-foot-10 Durr is a guard from the St. Pius X in Atlanta and is considered the No. 1 player in the country by ProspectsNation.com and No. 2 by ESPNW.

"She's widely considered the best player," Olson said. "She's a proven commodity and has been a dominant player over the years and I think she's a player that can stay as a dominant player through her college career."

"She's going to be a go-to player right out of the gate."

Durr picked the Cardinals over Notre Dame, Baylor, Duke and Maryland. She had over 20 scholarship offers from top schools all over the country.

Durr helped Team USA to a gold medal in July in the U17 World Championships in the Czech Republic. She had 17 points in the final and averaged 13.4 points a game in the event.

As a junior, Durr averaged 24.4 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.5 steals a game while leading St. Pius X to their second consecutive Georgia State championship.

Durr was named Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior.

Olson said Durr said she "might not be as dynamic as Shoni Schimmel," but she's going to be a "player that can come in and compete and help them win right away."

"This is a class that helps you not only compete with a team like UConn, but gets you over the top," Olson said. "And (Durr) is the kingpin of this class."

Durr committed to the Cardinals in early September after making an official visit. She's one of five signees for the Cardinals in the class that is ranked No. 1.

The other schools were great and I couldn't go wrong with any of my decisions. But in the end, Louisville was just the perfect fit for me."


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