Claremore Daily Progress

April 21, 2013

Arkansas women's basketball recruiting class ranked No. 20

Arkansas Media Relations
Arkansas Media Relations

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Tom Collen and the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team signed a solid group of five incoming players for the 2013-14 season and that class was ranked No. 20 by espnW HoopGurlz this week.

With No. 17 Jessica Jackson signing on Friday, the Razorbacks have what the ranking committee called “a potential game-changing player” for next season.  The site also noted “if she (Jackson) plays both inside and out, she'll be a player that few in the SEC can match up with.”

The class also features three-star guards McKenzie Adams and Kelsey Brooks as well as Bria Pitts and Khadijah West.

Jackson is considered a five-star recruit with three other signees, Adams, West and Brooks, earning three stars in the ranking system.

North Carolina came away with the top-ranked recruiting class followed by Duke and Tennessee.  Other Southeastern Conference teams whose recruiting classes were ranked include No. 5 Kentucky and No. 8 Vanderbilt.  The Razorbacks are one of three SEC teams who signed five players for next season joining Auburn and Mississippi State with the largest recruiting classes.

Collen’s 2008 Razorback recruiting class was ranked in the top 25.