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Kennedy's class is strong

By mrasor Published: April 2, 2006

Women's basketball


While we wait to hear official word on the future of the women's basketball program, let's look at coach Kelly Kennedy's recruits.


Four players have signed National Letters of Intent. They are guards Sarah Tokodi and Danyelle Harris and centers Riana Miller (6-foot-3) and Lindsey West (6-5).


  • Tokodi, who is from West Virginia, is the real gem of this class. A reputable recruiting site says she is the 65th best player in the nation. That puts her above any other MAC recruit. Street and Smith gave her All-American honorable mention twice in high school. Kennedy says she can play the point.

  • Harris is a physical point guard from Michigan.

  • Miller shoots a high percentage and blocks a lot of shots. As high school teammate of Niki McCoy, she went to the Ohio state semifinals twice. Miller was an honorable mention winner for Ohio's Division I players. The Toledo Blade says Xavier, Eastern Michigan and Boston College also had interest.

  • West is the recruit that GoZips.com's article leads with. She averaged 17.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game in her senior season.

This strong showing in recruiting is another reason to keep Kennedy, who the university owes nearly $100,000 for next season, whether she coaches or not. I hope these recruits stay regardless of who the coach is next season.


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