Texas basketball coach Karen Aston’s signing-day haul includes the Nos. 2 and 6 recruits in the nation.
The Longhorns welcomed four players on National Signing Day on Wednesday: 6-3 forward Joyner Holmes of Cedar Hill (jersey No. 32 below) and 5-8 point guard Alecia Sutton of St. Louis (jersey No. 1 below) to their 2016 recruiting class.
The class also includes 6-foot wing player Jada Underwood of Mesquite Horn and 6-3 forward Audrey-Ann Caron-Goudreau, who will transfer from Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Fla., following the season.
Holmes, ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the country by ESPN Hoopgurlz, was on the 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship Tournament Team while playing for Team USA.
Named after Olympic legend Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Holmes also competes on her high school’s track team, competing the 100 meters, long jump and triple jump.
Sutton helped Parkway North High in St. Louis to a 25-6 record last season. An all-around player, she averaged 16 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 steals. She converted 78 percent of her free throws.
Underwood might have been in ESPN’s top 100 if she hadn’t suffered a season-ending knee injury during her junior season. At the time of her injury last December, she was averaging 24.3 points, 13.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists.
Caron-Goudreau averaged 4.6 points and 4.1 rebounds in just under 20 minutes a game last year at Vanderbilt. She transferred to Gulf Coast State College and will start at power forward this season.
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