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Hofstra WBB recruits get national attention

Hofstra women's basketball coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey at media

Hofstra women's basketball coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey at media day. Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. Credit: James Escher

College basketball coaches are constantly looking ahead. Hofstra women’s basketball coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey is no different as the coach inked five players for next fall.

Leading the highly regarded recruiting class is guard Alexis Carter of Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, Va. Carter averaged 18.4 points per game last season and was an All-District selection. Sydni Epps, a wing player out of Springside High School in Philadelphia, averaged 11.3 points and 7.5 rebounds. Peekskill High School product Asia Jackson, the 17th ranked point guard recruit by HoopGurlz, will also suit up for the Pride next fall. Jackson (14.6 ppg) helped Peekskill to a 24-2 mark last year and a NYS Class A state title.

Hofstra’s recruiting class was rated as the 51st best in the counrty by the All-Star Girl’s Report and the sixth-best Mid-Major class by HoopGurlz.

Forwards Ruth Sherrill (Alexandria, VA) and Dianna Thomas-Palmer (Philadelphia, PA) also signed national-letters-of intent to play for Hofstra next year. Sherrill averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and five blocks for Thomas Edison High School, while Thomas-Palmer put up 12 points and 8.1 rebounds per game for William Penn Charter School last year.

"We are extremely excited about this recruiting class and the attention it has garnered nationally," Kilburn-Steveskey said in a statement. "Early on we set out to bring the best student-athletes to Hofstra University and this five-person class proves that we have succeeded in doing that. I can't wait to coach these five amazing student-athletes."

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