Sept 1st was the first time coaches could contact players in the 2018 class. Since the interest in the 18' class is starting to gain traction, our crack staff here at the HHC wbb went to work to gather what we could involving the 2018 recruiting interest with the new staff. The 2018 list is compiled mostly on the interest shown from recruits that have a real interest in attending NU. Some other factors are taken into account also.
Now HHC lost a few sources somewhat close to recruiting with the previous regime but we have started to piece together a new list for the 2018 class. Keep in mind a few of the 2018 recruits were first recruited by the previous coaching staff, as a result some of those are still being recruited by the new coaching staff. As we find out on more recruits throughout the season and next summer being recruited by NU, we will add them to the big board.
Kayla Mershon (2018)
6’3 forward Kayla Mershon from Minnetonka High School in Chanhassen, MN. 3 star player who’s stock rose this summer on the AAU circuit. The Nebraska coaching staff has been recruiting her for quite some time now. Besides an NU offer she has an Iowa St, Iowa, Oregon, Arkansas, Drake and possibly a DePaul offer. Lots of other schools showing her interest, Utah, Wake Forest, Indiana, George Washington.
What ESPN says about Kayla: Length, wingspan and mobility bring versatility; face-up game stretches
the defense, triple-threat attack finds rim off the dribble; finesse-4 game yields results.
Agile perimeter prospect with long frame stretches the defense to the arc; catches and finishes in traffic with finesse game in the paint; stretch-4 game with fundamental persona. Committed to Nebraska 2-19-17
Mia Lakstigala (2018)
5-9 3 Star guard from Central High School in Naperville, Ill. Just completed a breakout sophomore season where she averaged 14.0 points and 3.8 assists a game. "Mia showed such dramatic improvement, not only from February to November, but from November to March" coach Andy Nussbaum said. "I think still, for her, there's so much more potential there to tap. I thought she was one of the top three players in the league this year."
Nebraska has been showing interest for some time now. She’s also receiving interest from plus a lot of other mid major schools.
What ESPN says about Mia: Floor-leader with combo-game; handles and attacks under control in transition game; reads pressure, passes with purpose; smooth floor game brings offensive arsenal to the arc; executes in half-court game; a sleeper prospect in the class of 2018.
Arieal Scott (2018)
5-10, 3 Star guard from Urbana High School in Urbana Ill. One of the more prolific three point shooters to come out of Illinois in quite some time. Scott, who averaged 19.1 points last season and drained 67 three-pointers before winning the Class 1A three-point shooting competition at the state tournament in late February. Received an offer from Nebraska in May of 2015 by Ex-Husker coach Amy Stephens. Recently has received offers from Duke, Wisconsin, Missouri, Oklahoma St. Illinois, plus many more. The past year I’ve seen multiple pictures of her wearing Husker gear.
What ESPN says: Agile off-guard puts stress on the defense; handles in transition, executes in half-court game with solid skill set; finishes plays with consistent range at the arc; among the elite shooters in the 2018 class. Committed to Duke.
Amy Dilk (2018)
4 Star, 5’9 point guard out of Carmel High School in Carmel IN. Has the attention of many D-1 schools in the midwest. Rated by many as on of the top players to come out of Indiana in quite some time. ESPN has her as the 49th best player in the nation. Has offers from Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Purdue. Lots of interest surrounding Dilk including Nebraska, Wisconsin, Michigan St, UCLA. She's a Michigan lean as of right now.
What ESPN says: Smooth game manager handles, pushes tempo under control, distributes with court awareness; executes in half-court set; breaks down defender, penetrates and finishes plays; keeps thee defense honest to the arc.
Liegha Brown (2018)
6'1 combo guard/forward out of DeKalb High School located in Waterloo Ind. Visited Nebraska the weekend of March 3. Sort of an unknown commodity but not so much in northeast Indiana. Plays on a pretty bad high school team but that hasn't stopped her from performing at a high rate. Has known offers from Belmont, Western Michigan, IUPUI. Averaged just under 23 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists this past season. Was named one of the top 15 players in the state of Indiana this season. No ESPN or ProspectNation profiles.
Ashley Joens (2018)
5 Star, 5-11 guard out of Iowa City High School in Iowa City IA. Ranked as the 16th best player in the nation by ESPN. Iowa High School 2015 player of the year. Averaged 19.3 points and 8.9 rebounds per game her junior year. Unofficial visit to Nebraska two weeks ago. Has major interest from Iowa St, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kansas, De Paul, and many others.
ESPN says this about her: Fundamental off-guard manufactures, delivers in half-court game; executes off screens with smooth release on jumper to the arc; mid-range game producer; emerges as an elite prospect in the class of 2018. Committed to Iowa St
Sam Haiby (2018)
5'7 guard out of Moorhead, Minnesota, Not featured in any recruiting services. But has a lot of interest from many D-1 schools. Prolific scorer and distributes the ball very well. Could be on the verge of becoming Minnesota's all time leading scorer in girls high school play. Visited Nebraska 2-26-17. She's Also hearing from Louisville, Minnesota, Kansas State, Wake Forest, Creighton, South Dakota St plus many more.
Haiby's natural athleticism is the first thing that jumps out at you on the court. She is very fast and has a good sense of the game, which helps her anticipate passes and rebounds. Haiby is one of the top hoop prospects coming out of Minnesota in the 2018 class. Her quickness and athleticism allows her to guard multiple positions, a major plus for coaches.
Tatum Veitenheimer (2018)
4 Star, 5-8 point guard out of Windthorst High School in Windthorst, TX. Very skilled with a high basketball IQ. Can hit the three. Nice midrange game. Can take the ball to the basket. Ultra competitor. Nebraska has been showing interest in her but that’s about it. Iowa St has been in on her since her freshman year as has Texas A&M. Oklahoma St, Oklahoma, UCLA, LSU and most all of the Division I teams in Texas are after her. Uconn, Tennessee and Notre Dame at one time or another were also showing interest.
ESPN says this about Tatum: Confident floor-leader with a scorer's mentality; quick, drives and dishes with purpose in traffic; crafty defender, anticipates; executes in half-court game.
Christianna Carr (2018)
4 Star, 6’ guard formerly of Minnetonka High School in Eden Prarie, MN, now Manhattan KS. Daughter of ex-Minnesota Timberwolves player Chris Carr. Prospect Nation has her as the 16th best prospect in the country, ESPN has her in the 9th spot. She’s a guard who can shoot it and play some time at the point while defending multiple positions.
Has visited South Carolina multiple times. Has offers from Minnesota, Nebraska, Louisville, Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa St, Wisconsin plus many more. Hopefully she chooses someone other than K-St, as they are trying to pull a questionable Ohio St. like recruiting tactic.
What ESPN says: Smooth floor game with superior size in the backcourt; consistent mid-range game extends beyond the arc; among the elite guards in the 2018 class. Committed to k State
Nia Clouden (2018)
4 Star, 5-6 point guard from St. Francis Academy in Owings Mill, MD. Ranked as the 12th best point guard by Hoopgurlz. Player with explosive athletic ability, a true scorer/slasher with a complete offensive game. Could be really hard to get her off the east coast. Has an offer from Rutgers and they now lead for landing her. Interest from UMass, Georgetown, West Virginia, Michigan, Temple, Nebraska.
What ESPN says: Electrifying floor-leader with a scorer's mentality; explosive quickness, tough to contain, elevates in mid-range game, finds rim with regularity.
Amaya Adams (2018)
3 Star, 5’10 wing from Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City. Has a lot of length, upside and potential. Distributes the ball to her teammates well. She is progressing into a great point leader that understands how to nagivate offenses and run them efficiently. Has interest from Nebraska, Wichita State, Tulsa, Oral Roberts, Northwestern, Nebraska-Omaha, UMKC, and Pennsylvania
Prospect Nation says: Adams has a lot potential to be a strong floor general and because of her size, be an impressive defender as well.
Prospect Nation Profile
Payton Brotzki (2018)
4 Star, 5’10 guard from Platteview High School in Springview NE. A big summer on the AAU circuit has propelled this homegrown Nebraska kid to the number 36th ranked player in the ESPN 18’ class. 1st team Super State last season. One the top ranked players to come out of Nebraska this season. Tore her knee up in January of this year again as a result lots of schools are waning on their interest in her.
The lack of major offers coming in now are most likely due to the acl injury she suffered her freshman season. She had a great AAU summer and has impressed many schools. More BCS offers will come her way the next year. Right now has offers from Illinois, Creighton, Omaha, S.Dakota St., FGCU and Pepperdine. In my opinion she’s anxiously waiting and hoping for that Nebraska offer.
What ESPN is saying: Strong, physical, versatile perimeter prospect; triple-threat creator drives, delivers vs. contact; handles and attacks in transition; range to the arc, finds the rim, delivers at the charity stripe. Committed to Creighton 2-27-17
Audrey Warren (2018)
3-Star, 5-10 off-guard from Boswell High School in Fort Worth received an offer from Nebraska when the Nebraska staff paid her a home visit Thursday night. Audrey averaged 17.4 points per game, 7.3 boards and shot 47% from behind the arc last season when she played for Kickapoo High School in Springfield MO. Rated as the 18th best guard by HoopGurlz. Rice, North Texas, TCU, SMU and Wisconsin also in the mix.
What ESPN is saying: Agile lead-guard with combo-game handles and passes in uptempo game; triple-threat attack with stationary range at the arc.
Lauren Davenport (2018)
4-Star 6' wing Lauren "LoLo" Davenport from Plano High School in Dallas received an offer by Nebraska last night 9-23-16. 6-foot wing with the ability to capitalize on mismatches and be a huge scoring weapon. She can be put in multiple positions on the floor and she showed she can bring the ball up in transition, play on the low block, and trail in the 4-position for late offensive perimeter shots. Offers besides Nebraska include Texas, Baylor, Texas Tech, TCU, Texas A&M, Kansas, Kansas St, Missouri, Georgetown plus many more!
ESPN is saying: Athletic off-guard brings size to the back court; delivers to the arc with consistency; handles and attacks in transition; emerging as one of the elite guards in the class of 2018. Committed to Texas 12-25-16
Jordyn Cambridge (2018)
4 Star, 5'10 guard out of Ensworth High School in Nashville, TN got a visit from the Nebraska coaching staff. Cambridge a capable on-ball defender who does a good job pressuring the ball and staying locked in on that. At 5 feet 10 she has ideal size for either of the guard positions and should be able to thrive playing on or off the ball at the next level. Also offered by Vanderbilt, Ole Miss and Kentucky
Grace Berger (2018)
4-Star, 5'11 wing hailing from Sacred Heart High School in Louisville, KY was visited by the Nebraska coaching staff 9-28-16. Ranked as the 46th best player in the 2018 class by ESPN and the 56th best player in Prospect Nations rankings.
Agile combo-guard brings consistent production to the back court; 1 on 1 creator breaks down defender, elevates in mid-range game and delivers off the bounce; developing deep threat consistency; handles and distributes in uptempo game. A top recruit in Kentucky also has offers from Purdue, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Stanford, De Paul, Princeton and Dayton. Committed to Indiana
Prospect Nation Profile
Mallory Adams (2018)
5-10 3-Star Wing, Lone Star HS Frisco, TX, Averaged 20 points and 12 rebounds per game as a sophomore last season. Has gotten interest from Nebraska, Rutgers, San Diego State, SMU. ESPN says she's an agile perimeter threat rebounds and handles in transition; has a smooth stroke on her jumper with range to the arc; she's a mismatch creator; competes on glass; and is a versatile defender.
Ashton Veerbeek 2016
Flying under the radar she received her offer from Nebraska in June of 2016. Hails from the same high school as former all American volleyball player Nancy Metcalf.
6-2 F, Western Christian HS, Hull IA
No ESPN or Prospect Nation Rating
Class 2A Iowa Newspaper Association All-State 1st Team
Iowa Girls Coaches Association All-State 2A 1st Team
Committed to Nebraska 12-22-16
Other 2018 recruits that may turn out be on NU's radar in the future.
Bree Boles - 6'-2 forward - Lapel, IN
Grace Berg - 6' forward - Indianola, Iowa - committed to Missouri
Cassidy Hardin - 5'8 guard - Center Grove HS, Bargersville, IN - committed to Purdue
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