Offers piling in for 2013 forward

Temple (TX) High School class of 2013 forward Ketara Chapel, who is playing with the Austin Elite RFW AAU team in the 2012 AAU Basketball on the Bayou tournament this week in New Orleans, has 10 scholarship offers.

  • Name: Ketara (Te') Chapel
  • Classification: 2013
  • High School: Temple (TX) High School
  • AAU Team: Austin Elite RFW
  • Position: Forward
  • HT: 6-foot-1
  • Colleges of Interest: University of Denver (offer), Iowa State (offer), Kansas, University of Louisiana (offer), Michigan (offer), Mississippi State (offer), New Mexico (offer), North Texas (offer), Temple (offer), Texas at San Antonio (offer), Texas State (offer)

  • "I've received offers from Mississippi State, Temple, Michigan, Iowa State, New Mexico, UNT (University of North Texas), UTSA (University of Texas at San Antonio), Texas State, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, University of Denver," said Chapel, who is also receiving recruiting interest from Kansas.

    A very athletic player who is very smooth on the court, Chapel gives credit to her AAU coaches for helping her to reach her potential.

    "The (Austin Elite RFW) coaches push us more, push us to our limit and get more out of us," said Chapel, who first started playing for them four years ago.

    When you watch Chapel play you see her excellent athletic ability, but there is a lot more to her game both offensively and defensively.

    "On offense, I try to work more with Ty (AAU teammate Tyesha Taylor, another highly recruited player)," said Chapel. "I also try to drive and distribute the ball. I'm also trying to shoot the ball more. On defense, I try to get steals and stops."

    Keep it on for the latest recruiting news on this very talented member of the class of 2013.

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