Recruiting Incoming Recruits

Jun 7, 2011

Given her late arrival, new coach Marlene Stollings probably had to hit the recruiting trail about 10 minutes after her introductory press conference. But with the help of an aggressive staff, the Rams are still making recruiting hay. Then again, they need to, as graduation/transfers leave VCU with plenty of openings to fill. The program's move to the upwardly mobile Atlantic 10 no doubt has helped the wooing process.
The players
Keira Robinson, 5-8 G, Keenan (S.C.) - A 2A all-state pick by the South Carolina Basketball Coaches Association who combines quickness and size at point guard.
Ashlee Mitchell, 5-7 G, Tennessee (Tenn) - Was also recruited by Stollings at Winthrop. "I knew I could trust her," Mitchell told about Stollings.
Isis Thorpe, 5-8 G, Reading (Pa.) - Also starred for the (Fabulous) Philadelphia Belles AAU squad. Averaged 20.2 points, 10 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 blocks for a Reading team that went 23-3. Thorpe was an all-state AAAA Player in Pennsylvania and Player of the Year in Berks County. She has already surpassed the 1,000-point mark.
Monnazjea Finney-Smith, 5-10 G, Wilson
Briana DuBose, 5-10 G, Bishop McNamara (Md.)
Camille Calhoun, 5-10 F, Archbishop Spalding (Md.)

NOTE: In April - prior to VCU's coaching change - the Rams also secured a commitment from Shanese Harris, a 5-9 guard from Chesapeake's Western Branch High. Harris has since re-opened her recruitment.