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UK Hoops adds last minute recruit to 2011-2012 class


Word is out this afternoon that Matthew Mitchell has signed another recruit to his 2011-2012 class: Bra’Shey Ali, a 6-foot swing player from Plainfield, N.J. She will join her fellow freshmen next week and has been ruled eligible to play in the 2011-2012 season. Ali was ranked both the 36th-best guard (ESPN’s and the 19th best forward (Blue Star Basketball recruiting service) in last year’s senior class and chose Kentucky over West Virginia, Louisville and Rutgers. In fact, Ali originally signed with West Virginia, but changed her mind, probably because she realized she’d have to go to school in West Virginia.

Ali has been described as a versatile and athletic player who can play along the perimeter and inside the paint and led her team to a state championship in her senior season, in which she averaged 12 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals per game. She joins Azia Bishop (Toledo, Ohio) and Bria Goss (Indianapolis, Ind.) in Mitchell’s 2011 class, which was recently ranked #10 by ESPN Hoopgurlz. Kudos to Mitchell for bringing in his second consecutive top-10 recruiting class.

Now, we’ll take some of the signing fever on the men’s side, if you don’t mind.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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8 Comments for UK Hoops adds last minute recruit to 2011-2012 class

  1. DooDoo
    5:14 pm August 19, 2011 Permalink

    Yeah, because Kentucky is Los Angeles compared to West Virginia…

  2. DooDoo
    5:25 pm August 19, 2011 Permalink

    And you can rent my mother by the hour.

  3. Carlisle1974
    5:35 pm August 19, 2011 Permalink

    No wonder Coach Mitchell’s always doing the Dougie…that’s a pretty good recruiting class. And don’t forget UConn-transfer Samari Walker from Dayton, OH will be eligible at the semester break. I coached against her in AAU ball…to borrow a phrase from Marc Maggard…she’s a “beast”.

  4. uk star
    5:45 pm August 19, 2011 Permalink

    Coach Mitchell might have him a final four this year

  5. bigd!ckdaddyfromcincinnati
    5:56 pm August 19, 2011 Permalink

    If Mitchell can get the Cats to the final four, Tom Jurich will probably try to steal him away to replace another ex-UK coach… Just say’n.

  6. catnuts
    6:46 pm August 19, 2011 Permalink

    Players win games, and if Mitchell keeps this type of recruiting classes coming in there is no reason that our womens team cannot have the same success that our mens team has had. I think once he gets them there we can sustain it. The only thing we need to do better is to start getting all the in state Division One players. Unlike on the boys side, the state of Kentucky produces alot of really good girls every year.

  7. DooDoo
    7:52 pm August 19, 2011 Permalink

    My mom is too lazy to work for a whole hour.

  8. UK Rifle >> WVU Rifle
    8:55 pm August 19, 2011 Permalink

    Matthew is doing well, and we are going to need a beast to fill Vic’s shoes

    uk star ==> if we had amber healthy last season I think we had a final four last season

    hoping for nothing but the best from both the men and women this season