Two rising stars out of the class of 2022 are considering joining Kyra Elzy’s squad.
Earlier on Wednesday, four-star guard Ta’Niya Latson from Westlake High School out of Atlanta, GA put the Kentucky Wildcats Women’s Basketball Team in her top eight schools. Listed at 5-foot-8, she’s been tabbed as the 39th best player by ESPN in 2022 and the eighth-best guard. Prep Girls Hoops considers Latson to be the 47th best player in her class.
She is also considering elite programs such as Baylor and N.C. State along with Florida State, Georgia, Texas, Miami (FL), and Virginia Tech in addition to Kentucky.
— Prentice Beverly (@PBevBallNPrep) January 13, 2021
During the 2019-20 season, she was named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s All-State Team and is currently her team’s leading scorer as a high school junior. According to WBBBlog.com, Kentucky has not officially offered a scholarship to Latson.
Here are some of her highlights from a season ago.
A few days earlier on Sunday afternoon, four-star point guard Tonie Morgan out of Florida High School down in Tallahassee, FL also listed UK among her final eight college choices. The 5-foot-10 high school junior is ranked as the No. 31 overall player by ESPNin the class of 2022 and the eighth-best point guard. Prep Girls Hoops considers Morgan to be the 18th best player in her class.
She is also considering elite programs such as N.C. State and Oregon along with Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Florida, North Carolina, and Florida State in addition to the ‘Cats.
Top 8?? pic.twitter.com/tiQHoNA94V
— Tonie Morgan (@t2live5_) January 10, 2021
Morgan was tabbed to the 2020-21 Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Underclassman Girls Watch List earlier this season and is considered one of the top-tier guards in 2022. She’s a strong and physical point guard who can get to the rim at will with a smooth jumpshot to boot. Morgan thrives when she’s in transition and playing in the open court.
The Oregon Ducks have come on late, offering her a scholarship back in September. Most schools reached out to her over the back-half of 2019, including UK in July. Despite the N.C. State Wolfpack sitting among Morgan’s top eight, the school has not offered her a scholarship, according to WBBBlog.com.
Check out her sophomore year highlights below.