Liberty Hill's Sedona Prince(23) drives around Argyle's Jocelyn Pierce(10) during the UIL Girls State Basketball 4A semifinal at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Friday, March 4, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Texas women’s basketball gets verbal from 6-7 Liberty Hill post

Sedona Prince chose Texas over UConn, Notre Dame, TCU

Posted September 23rd, 2016

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  • Prince called coaches from Notre Dame, Connecticut, Oregon State and TCU to tell them of her decision to be a Longhorn. UConn coach Geno Auriemma paid a visit to Prince's home in Liberty Hill earlier this week.

Karen Aston’s run of attracting some of the nation’s top basketball recruits continues.

On Friday, Liberty Hill junior Sedona Prince’s mother, Tambra, informed the American-Statesman that her daughter will play for the University of Texas, starting with the 2018-19 season.

The 6-7 post is ranked as the No. 9 overall player in the country for the Class of 2018 by ESPN. She is the No. 3 center.

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Also on Friday, Sedona Prince called coaches from Louisville, Notre Dame, Connecticut, Oregon State and TCU to tell them of her decision to be a Longhorn. UConn coach Geno Auriemma paid a visit to Prince’s home in Liberty Hill earlier this week.

“This time Sedona has no doubt,” Tambra Prince said Friday.

Sedona Prince verbally committed to Texas after the eighth grade, but decided to de-commit and look at other schools after her freshman year at Marble Falls Faith. She transferred to Liberty Hill after her freshman year and chose Texas again because she is comfortable with the coaching staff and players, Tambra said.

“She would get hand-written notes from the coaches almost every day,” Tambra said.

Known for her defense and shot-blocking ability, Prince has a wing span of 6 feet, 8 inches. While attending a Texas basketball camp, she blocked 6-7 Longhorn Imani Boyette’s shot when she was in eighth grade.

As a sophomore last year at Liberty Hill, her team went 36-4 and reached the Class 4A state tournament in San Antonio, losing to Argyle in the semifinals.

 

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