***WBB: 2022 Recruiting Thread***

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Added a new name (just level 1 for now): Okako Adika, 6'0" wing -- grad transfer from TCU. She played two seasons at a juco and one season at Butler (with Diew) prior to last season at TCU. She was Butler's leading scorer (13.8 ppg, 44.6% 3pt) and TCU's second-leading scorer (10.1 ppg, 37.5% 3fg). She also had over 5 rebounds per game and 43 steals.

She seems over-qualified to be a backup after starting almost every game the past two seasons, but I could see a scenario where she comes in to be the fourth backcourt starter and Fennelly commits to having significant bench minutes play in the backcourt.
 

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If anyone was wondering if Stephanie is really 6'6" - it sures looks like it from this pic
Looking at other pictures, Bill is maybe 5'10" or 5'11". So yeah, 6-6 seems legit. She's listed as 6-6 with FIBA, and I'm guessing teams could get in trouble if they fudged those numbers too much.
 

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New name on the list: Emilia Nworie, a 6-5 juco post (College of Southern Idaho). I'm listing her on the 2022 thread for now, but since she was a freshman this past season it's possible she's a 2023 recruit instead of 2022.

She's originally from Nigeria, but I believe she moved to the US prior to her sophomore year of high school.

She was an HM NJCAA AA, averaging 12.5 points and 8.0 rebounds. She also averaged around 2 blocks per game and was even 13-40 behind the arc.

NJCAA has the same COVID exception for 2020-21 as the NCAA, but since she was in high school in 20-21 it doesn't apply to her. So she'll have three seasons to play starting in 22-23 or two seasons to play starting in 23-24 (barring any redshirt seasons).

She received an offer a few months ago from Jim Littell at OSU, and when Littell was let go and subsequently hired as an assistant at Wichita State, WSU offered her.
 

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If anyone was wondering if Stephanie is really 6'6" - it sures looks like it from this pic

My daughter graduated this weekend. My wife and I saw Stephanie walking near campus. My wife immediately noticed how tall she was and asked if she was a basketball player. What I noticed was that she looked very athletic for being 6'6". It is going to be fun having her on the team.