Natalie Chou is considered one of the elite girls' basketball players in the Class of 2016 nationally and this week has narrowed her list of colleges.
The 6-foot Chou has cut her list to 12 schools, including the University of Louisville. She averaged averaged 17.4 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 blocks last season at Plano, Tx., West.
Chou was a member of the USA Basketball’s FIBA U17 World Championship team that brought home the gold medal this summer. She was on that team and has become friends with recent U of L signee Asia Durr, the No. 1 player in the Class of 2015.
Chou is also considering Baylor, Duke, California, Colorado, Georgetown, South Carolina, Stanford, TCU, Texas, UCLA and Connecticut.
Chou is ranked as the No. 13 player in the '16 class by ESPN's HoopGurlz and she checks in at No. 18 in the ProspectNations.com rankings.
U of L signed the No. 1 recruiting class in 2015 and is also in the mix for the players many consider the top three prospects in the '16 class - Lauren Cox of Flower Mound, Tx., Joyner Holmes of Cedar Hills, Tx., and Tori McCoy of Illinois.