It was a busy week for some of the top players in the 2021 class.
The college basketball season may have had an abrupt ending, but the “offseason” has certainly been filled with plenty of storylines. As schools have closed and on-campus visits and recruiting have halted, we’ve seen a number of players in the 2021 class make their college commitments.
Last year, following the commitment of No. 2 ranked Olivia Miles ’21 (Notre Dame), two more top players in the class made their selections, as Sonia Citron (No. 16) committed to Notre Dame and Jersey Wolfenbarger (No. 18) committed to Arkansas.
Citron, a 6’1 wing from Scarsdale, NY, was the second member of the 2021 class to commit to new Notre Dame head coach Niele Ivey. Citron joins Miles in a recruiting class that should already put the Fighting Irish as one of the best classes in the country.
Citron plays for Ursuline High School and plays AAU for the Philadelphia Belles, while is the same team Miles plays for. These two also played together on Team USA in the U16 FIBA Americas last summer, which saw them bring home the gold.
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Citron is a terrific player that should flourish as a part of Ivey’s system. She can handle the ball well, can shoot it from anywhere, and is really good at creating her own shots and her own opportunities. She is an above average passer and will able to play multiple positions for Ivey, good enough to play 2-4 and can handle it at the point, if needed. The biggest question mark is can she defend multiple positions at the next level. That said, she is a very good defender at her position.
Citron, who was being recruited by the likes of Stanford, Oregon, Duke, and North Carolina, has the skills, basketball IQ, and work ethic to be one of college basketball’s best players in a few years.
The Razorbacks are here to stay, everyone. Head coach Mike Neighbors has seen his team improve every year that he’s been at the helm, and that is likely to continue with the commitment from Wolfenbarger.
She is a terrific guard, with great length, strength, and quickness. At 6’1, she is a match-up nightmare for many at the guard position, considering her ability to get to the rim with ease, while also being a solid mid-range jump shooter, and boasting tremendous range from behind the arc.
In five years, we may be talking about Wolfenbarger as being a top-5 player coming out of this class. She can do everything extremely well, and plays with a toughness and with emotion that is contagious. Arkansas fans are going to love rooting for her.
Other recent commitments
Aaliyah Moore (No. 7) commits to Texas
Payton Verhulst (No. 8) commits to Louisville
Kaiya Wynn (No. 23) commits to Tennessee
Dominique Darius (No. 27) commits to UCLA
Destiny Adams (No 35) commits to UNC
Laila Phelia (No. 36) commits to Michigan
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