National signing week has come to a close. It started with Azzi Fudd, the top prospect in the Class of 2021, choosing UConn. Fudd, the 2019 Gatorade National Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year and a two-time USA Basketball gold medalist for the U16 and U17 teams, joins a recruiting class that also features fifth-ranked Caroline Ducharme, No. 15 Amari DeBerry and No. 30 Saylor Poffenbarger.
The espnW 100 now only features two uncommitted prospects. Kyndall Hunter, the No. 24 prospect, joined Cypress Creek High School teammate Rori Harmon, the 10th-ranked prospect, by signing with Vic Schaefer’s Texas Longhorns.
With last Saturday’s verbal commitment of No. 37 prospect Jillian Hollingshead, Georgia entered the top 25. The four-star prospect gives the Lady Bulldogs an important in-state pledge, as she is one of the better bigs in the Class of 2021 with her ability to work the mid- and high-post areas.
Here are the full top 25 recruiting class rankings.
1. South Carolina Gamecocks
Highest-ranked commit: PG Raven Johnson (No. 2)
Previous ranking: 1
Dawn Staley brought in the No. 1-ranked recruiting class in 2019 when the Gamecocks landed four prospects in the top 11. South Carolina had just one commit — PG Eniya Russell, the No. 43 prospect — last cycle, but the Gamecocks are atop the class rankings again with four 2021 prospects inside the top 15, led by Johnson, a true point guard who has developed her 3-point range. G Saniya Rivers and F Sania Feagin are the third- and fourth-ranked prospects, respectively, while G Aubryanna Hall is ranked 14th overall.
2. UConn Huskies
Highest-ranked commit: G Azzi Fudd (No. 1)
Previous ranking: 3
Fudd, a dynamic playmaker, is the second No. 1-ranked prospect the Huskies have signed in as many years, as UConn also landed Paige Bueckers in the 2020 class. Fifth-ranked Caroline Ducharme is one of the most improved players in the country heading into her senior campaign. F Amari DeBerry, the No. 15 prospect, has a skill set similar to UConn’s Olivia Nelson-Ododa thanks to her elite size, length and mobility. No. 30 Saylor Poffenbarger is a versatile guard who has 3-point range and size to post up in the paint.
3. North Carolina Tar Heels
Highest-ranked commit: W Teonni Key (No. 9)
Previous ranking: 2
Courtney Banghart signed an eye-opening class in her first go-round in Chapel Hill, and she might have already outdone herself with her second signing class. Key has good ball skills, a strong mid-range jumper and gets on the glass on both ends. No. 17 Kayla McPherson is an explosive guard with deep range from 3. No. 18 Morasha Wiggins has a terrific blend of size and skill, while No. 20 Destiny Adams improved her rebounding and defensive skills over the past year.
4. Texas Longhorns
Highest-ranked commit: F Aaliyah Moore (No. 6)
Previous ranking: 4
Vic Schaefer landed two