Oregon Athletics press release:

EUGENE, Ore. – Oregon women’s basketball head coach Kelly Graves announced the signing of five elite student-athletes to National Letters of Intent on Monday, officially securing the nation’s top-ranked 2020 recruiting class.

All five of the Ducks’ signees are regarded as five-star talents ranked the top 35 of ESPN’s 2020 top 100, and all five are also rated as top 30 prospects by both Blue Star Basketball and ASGR Basketball.

Oregon’s group is ranked No. 1 in the nation by ESPN, giving the program its first-ever top-ranked recruiting class. The Ducks’ five players in the ESPN top 35 are the most in the country, with no other team signing more than three.

“We’re really excited about this group,” said Graves. “We targeted the right players – ones who fit who we are and how we play. From all reports it’s the No. 1 ranked class in the country, but to me, that doesn’t matter – we got the right players.”

Forward | 6’4″ | Des Plaines, Ill. | Maine West HS
ESPN: #24 | Blue Star: #8 | ASGR: #30 | Prospect Nation: #42
» First-Team Indiana All-State selection in 2019
» Led Maine West High School to a 35-0 record and the 2019 Illinois 4-A State Championship
» Played for the Serbian Senior National Team in 2019
» Averaged 13.2 points, 8.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 2.7 assists per game as a junior

Graves: “Angela is one of the most versatile forwards in the country. She can score with either hand around the rim and is a great mid-range and three-point shooter. She can handle the ball like a guard at 6’4″, and perhaps her most underrated skill is her elite passing ability. Angela is highly skilled, a winner, a hard worker, and an unselfish teammate.”


Guard | 5’9″ | Oceanside, Calif. | La Jolla Country Day School
ESPN: #33 | Blue Star: #22 | ASGR: #23 | Prospect Nation: #23
» First-Team All-San Diego Section selection in 2018-19
» 2019 Coastal League Player of the Year
» Led LJCD School to the Regional Championship and the California State Final Four
» Averaged 17.5 points, 9.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.4 steals per game as a junior

Graves: “Te-Hina’s skillset is incredible. She reminds me of Sabrina (Ionescu) in her ability to affect the game in so many ways. She is a strong rebounder, an uncanny passer and an elite three-point shooter. She’s an unselfish teammate, a hard worker who always plays the game with a huge smile, and a baller to the max with a really high basketball IQ.”


Guard | 6’2″ | Fishers, Ind. | Hamilton Southeastern HS
ESPN: #10 | Blue Star: #4 | ASGR: #28 | Prospect Nation: #16
» 2019 Indiana Gatorade State Player of the Year
» Led Hamilton Southeastern High School to the 2019 Indiana 4-A State Championship
» Scored 30 points with 10 rebounds in State Championship game
» Averaged 21.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.9 steals per game in 2019
» IBCA Underclass Supreme All-State in 2018 and 2019

Graves: “In my opinion, Sydney is the best pure shooter in the country, but she’s more than that – she can score in multiple ways. She’s a baller, a leader, a winner, she’s versatile, and she’s a hoops junkie with a very high basketball IQ. Most importantly, she’s one of the nicest, most genuine people you’ll ever meet and is going to be a terrific presence in our locker room.”


Guard | 5’11” | Florence, K.Y. | Ryle HS
ESPN: #19 | Blue Star: #10 | ASGR: #8 | Prospect Nation: #18
» 2019 Kentucky Gatorade State Player of the Year
» Led Ryle High School to its first ever Kentucky State Championship (all classifications) in 2019
» Averaged 16.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 3.7 steals per game as a junior
» Consensus First-team All-State and MVP of the Kentucky State Tournament (12.0 PPG, 6.8 RPG)

Graves: “Maddie is one of the best two-way guards in the country. Her versatility is her strength – she can play point guard, she shoots over 40 percent from three-point range, and she is a great rebounder and post-up player. Maddie is one of the nation’s best defenders, as well. She is a winner, a competitor, an unselfish superstar, and a great student and leader.”


Forward | 6’4″ | Linwood, N.J. | Mainland HS
ESPN: #15 | Blue Star: #5 | ASGR: #15 | Prospect Nation: #22
» Two-time USA Today First-Team All-New Jersey (2018, 2019)
» Led Mainland HS to the 2019 New Jersey State Championship
» Averaged 18.1 points, 11.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.1 blocks per game in 2019
» Member of the USA U-16 National Team in 2017

Graves: “Kylee might be the hardest working player in the country, and she is definitely one of the nation’s elite forwards. She’s an excellent defender, and one of the country’s best rebounders and scorers around the hoop. Strong, versatile, physical and active, Kylee is a quiet leader, a winner, an incredible student, and a humble, awesome teammate.”

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