WKU lands three-star commit in Collins’ first signing period

Greg Collins addresses the media during a press conference where he was announced as the new head coach of the WKU women’s basketball team on April 4 in Diddle Arena. The announcement of Collins as head coach came shortly after Michelle Clark-Heard announced she would be leaving WKU to coach the Cincinnati Bearcats women’s team.

Drake Kizer

WKU women’s basketball head coach Greg Collins has announced his first signing class at the helm of the program.

The Lady Toppers inked Victoria Hunter, Torrion Starks and De’Myla Brown to their 2019 recruiting class as part of college basketball’s early signing period.

“We are really happy with this recruiting class,” Collins said in a press release. “All three of these young ladies have the kind of character and work ethic both on the basketball court and in the classroom that will make them successful as Lady Toppers.

“We are looking forward to adding De’Myla, Torrion and Victoria to our roster next season. De’Myla and Torrion will bring some depth and speed to our point guard position, while Victoria add some strength and size to our post play.”

According to ESPN, Hunter is a three-star post player from Hoover, Alabama. The 6-foot-4-inch senior from Spain Park High School has averaged a double-double throughout her first three prep seasons. Her most recent averages included 20 points, 12 rebounds, three assists and three blocks per contest.

Hunter will also be the second person in her family to attend WKU, as her father is an alum.

“Hilltopper Nation is going to love Tori,” Collins said in a press release.” She is a smart, strong, hard-working, 6-4 post player who has not even begun to realize how great she’s going to become. I’ve been watching Tori for a couple years and she reminds me of other post players I’ve coached that became impact players on both ends of the floor.”

Starks is a 5-foot-8-inch guard from Hartwell, Georgia. The Hart County High School product has scored 1,500 points, been named GACA First-Team All-State, and earned three First-Team All-Region nods during her three-year prep career. Starks has also made her mark on the statsheet, averaging 23.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals and 1 block per game.

Brown, the second 5-foot-8-inch guard in WKU’s class, is from North Little Rock, Arkansas. Brown has won two state championships at North Little Rock High School, earning a 7A State Tournament MVP nod and two 7A All-Tournament Team appearances. During her junior season, Brown averaged 13.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

Hunter, Starks and Brown each signed their National Letter of Intent during the early period, which spans from Wednesday until Nov. 21. Following Nov. 21, all recruits will be prohibited from signing a National Letter of Intent until the regular signing period begins on April 17, 2019.

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