Kelli Hayes brings the ball up the court during the championship game of Nike Nationals.  Hayes verbally committed to UCLA after the tournament. (Photo by Kelly Kline)
Kelli Hayes brings the ball up the court during the championship game of Nike Nationals. Hayes verbally committed to UCLA after the tournament. (Photo by Kelly Kline)

Commitments start pouring in

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August 1, 2013 - 7:27am

One day after advancing to the championship game of Nike Nationals, two Cal Stars teammates have made verbal commitments. Mariya Moore, ranked No. 25 in the 2014 Full Court Fresh 50, has committed to Louisville.  The 6-0 guard, helped guide Salesian High School in California to a 29-8 record averaging 18.8 points, 8.1 rebounds, 6.8 points, and 4 steals per game and was named Co-MVP of the Tri County Athletic League. She chose Louisville over UCLA, Washington, Ohio State, Kansas and Kentucky. The Cardinals, who made an appearance in the 2013 NCAA National Championship game, have now picked up a trio of top recruits, in Moore, Sydney Brackmyre and Ariana Freeman.

Meanwhile, Stars teammate Kelli Hayes, ranked No. 30, picked UCLA over Louisville, Oklahoma, Arizona State, Florida, Kansas, Kentucky and Oregon.  Hayes helped guide Archbishop Mitty 24-7 record averaging 17 points, 7 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2 blocks per game.  The 6-1 forward will be a nice complement to the Bruins who have already scored two top guards in No. 3 Jordin Canada and No. 21 Recee Caldwell.

On July 30th, Ohio State completed the triple crown, when Kelsey Mitchell, ranked No. 4 in the Full Court Fresh 50, committed to Ohio State, along with her sister Chelsea.  This news comes a month after her father was hired as an assistant to new head coach Kevin McGuff.  Kelsey, an All-State Player, averaged 23.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals for Princeton High School in Ohio, meanwhile, Chelsea is finishing rehab after suffering a knee injury.

Meanwhile, DFW T-Jack Elite star guard McKenzie Calvert, who decommitted from Baylor in June, has narrowed her list to seven: Ball State, Duke, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, Texas Tech, Winthrop and USC.  The No. 17 ranked player in the Full Court Fresh 50 will take several official visits in August and September.


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