Maryland women’s basketball head coach Brenda Frese has added another piece to her 2021 recruiting class, with forward Emma Chardon announcing her commitment to Maryland on Monday.
A versatile wing at 6’3, Chardon has spent each of the last three seasons professionally overseas, playing a key role both off the bench and as a starter for Geneve Basket in Switzerland since 2017. As the team’s starting small forward in 2019-20, Chardon averaged 11.8 points and 7.9 rebounds while leading her team in field goal percentage at 65.5 percent.
Chardon has also been consistently featured on Switzerland’s U-16 and U-18 teams, playing some of her best basketball on the international stage. During the U-16 European Championships in 2018, Chardon averaged a team-high 18.4 points per game and 11.3 rebounds, scoring 20+ points four times as well.
She went on to dominate the U-18 European Championships just a year later, dropping 26 points in the opening game en route to averaging 15.8 points per contest over the eight games she played in.
Chardon’s commitment now gives the Terps two players set to join the team in 2021, with No. 34 recruit (ESPN) Shyanne Sellers announcing her commitment back in April. She also becomes the fourth player with an international background to sign under Frese since the 2016-17 season, reflecting the team’s commitment to bring in talent from across the globe.