This is a big weekend on the recruiting scene for men’s basketball and football, but it is apparently also going to be a chance for the women’s basketball team to get one of its best recruits ever. Jody Demling is reporting that Ronika Ransford, a top 10 recruit in the Class of 2010 will be visiting UK this weekend. Ronika is one of the 3-4 best point guards in America and is considering UK as one of her final destinations. While it is unlikely that any women’s hoops player will dislodge Chelsea Chowning as our favorite, Ronika could be a strong contender as her game makes her one of the highest rated recruits to ever consider UK. Coach Matthew Mitchell has done a great job in getting her to visit and if he can pull off a commitment from Ronika, it could be celebration time at the Hoops facility.
In a related note, I had a buddy in high school named Jeff who dated a girl named Veronica. He always called her “RO-NEEK-A” behind her back and his pronunciation of her name stuck with me forever. While in law school, I would say Ro-Neek-A whenever I was referring to a girl whose name I didnt know as in “did you see that girl Tucker Max was with at the party…I think her name was Ro-Neek-A”. I say all that only to make clear that actually having a UK player named Ronika would be a special treat for me personally and would easily make her a blog favorite..