UCLA just scored a huge recruiting coup in women's basketball, landing a verbal from a top ten national player who they stole from Stanford, and getting two other recent commitments from two other highly-touted recruits...
UCLA received a verbal commitment from one of the top ten players in the country, Noelle Quinn
, 6-0 CG, Torrance (Calif.) Bishop Montgomery. Quinn averaged 20 points, 8 boards and 7 assists in being named the California State Player of the Year for her division as a junior. She played on the USA Junior Development team and was widely considered the #1 prospect who attended the girls Nike Camp this summer. Quinn can play multiple positions – anything from the 1 through 3 positions, and played the point on the USA Junior team. Quinn was supposedly a "lock" for Stanford, most believed, but she wanted to stay close to home and verbally committed to UCLA Tuesday. Quinn is also an outstanding volleyball player (but she'll only play hoops in college), and UCLA Head Coach Kathy Olivier attended a volleyball event in Las Vegas recently to watch her play and that seemed to seal the deal. Quinn was supposed to visit Stanford officially this wekened but has cancelled her visit. She's ranked #8 nationally by Student Sports. She's also a 4.0 student.
Amanda Livingston, 6-1 SF, Fullerton (Calif.) Troy, also verbally committed to UCLA last night. Livingston was first team All-CIF last year as a junior, averaging 18 points and 11 rebounds a game. She also camped at Nike this last summer. She picked UCLA over UCSB and Pepperdine.
Consuelo Lezcano, 6-4 C, Marathon (Flor.) High, verbally committed to UCLA last week. Consuela visited UCLA for the weekend of the Colorado State football game and has been attending UCLA basketball camps for a while. She's considered one of the top 4 players in Florida, having averaged 21 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks a game as a junior. She picked UCLA over Tulane, Mississippi State and Indiana.
UCLA has two more scholarships to give and is targeting two more recruits:
Crystal Erwin, 6-1 PF, Santa Fe Springs (Calif.) St. Paul, top 30 national player; and Eshaya Murphy, 5-11 SG/SF, Van Nuys Montclair Prep, top 30 national player.