October 11, 2018 10:34:18 AM
The Mississippi State women's basketball added another talented guard to its mix Wednesday when Aliyah Matharu, a 5-foot-7 guard from Bishop McNamara High School in Washington, D.C., gave her verbal commitment to coach Vic Schaefer.
Matharu is rated a three-star guard by espnW and the No. 72 prospect in the Class of 2019 by All-Star Girls Report.
Matharu was one of five highly rated players to visit Starkville late last month for an official visit. She joined Zia Cooke, a 5-9 guard from Rogers High School (Ohio), Rickea Jackson, a 6-2 forward from Detroit Edison Public Academy, Maori Davenport, a 6-4 center from Charles Henderson High (Ala.), and Endiya Rogers, a 5-6 guard from Bishop Lynch High (Texas). Cooke is espnW's No. 7 prospect in the Class of 2019. She is rated No. 9 by ASGR. Jackson is ranked No. 9 by espnW and No. 5 by ASGR. Davenport is ranked No. 15 by espnW and No. 25 by ASGR. Rogers is rated No. 35 by espnW and No. 42 by ASGR.
Matharu is expected to join Jayla Hemingway, a 5-9 guard from Houston High (Tenn.), JaMya Young, a 5-7 guard from Loranger High (La.), and Esmery Martinez, a 6-foot forward from Hamilton Heights Christian Academy (Tenn.) in MSU's Class of 2019.
-- Adam Minichino
Adam Minichino is the Sports Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.
1. Notre Dame's Kelly named AP Coach of Year award COLLEGE SPORTS
2. Copeland's career day helps Curry earn 400th victory COLLEGE SPORTS
4. Morgan gives lift to MSU defense COLLEGE SPORTS
5. Ole Miss men use 28-0 run to beat Chattanooga COLLEGE SPORTS