Aquira DeCosta, a 6-2 wing from Sacramento, California is ranked as one of the best players in nation in the 2018 class. She is the # 6 prospect overall and ranked #1 at her position. Undoubtedly DeCosta has a very long list of schools from across the nation recruiting her. Recently, she cut her this list down to 14 schools and LMU was included.
By Iron Lion
The 2017 LMU WBB recruiting class is the best in program history. Head Coach Charity Elliott and Associate Head Coach April Phillips, and the rest of the staff have put together an astounding class. There have been some really excellent players to suit up for the Lions, but this group is nothing like I have ever seen in 20 years following the women’s program.
Elizjah Scott as 6’5 SF has committed to LMU. Scott is the third player from southern California who has committed to the Lions for the 2017 class. The recent success of recruiting local players can be attributed to assistant coach Reggie Morris, who Eric Sondheimer wrote about in the LA Times- story can be read here.
Zafir Williams, a 6-6 PF from Long Beach and Ryse Williams a 6-2 SG from Redondo beach have committed to LMU.
Earlier this month Andy Hui had a great story about Anthony Ireland hosting a skills academy in his hometown of Waterbury, Conn. A local news station has a nice follow up story the success of the event. The story to can be accessed here.
Great to see Anthony giving back, and having such a great impact on these kids.
Congratulations are in order to LMU Women’s Head Coach Charity Elliott and her staff for landing a tremendous transfer in Gabby Green. Green recently played at California and will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out a year due to NCAA transfer rules. Green is certain to have an intimidate impact when she takes the floor for the Lions. Green was ranked 12 in the nation coming out of high school, was a ESPN five star recruit and also an Mc Donald’s All American.
By Andy Hui
Former LMU basketball standout Anthony Ireland continues to dish out assists both on and off the court after a stellar career. After starting the season playing in Greece, Ireland concluded the 2015-16 season playing for Trefl Sopot in Poland. Later this month, Ireland will host his second annual Skills Academy in his hometown of Waterbury, Connecticut through the Greater Waterbury YMCA.