Maryland women’s basketball secured another victory on the recruiting trail Saturday night, landing a verbal commitment from five-star 2019 prospect Diamond Miller.
We would like to say Thank you to all the great coaches and colleges that we established great relationships with. I have decided to pursue my next level academic and athletic career at the University of Maryland. #Diamond #teammillertakeover #proudparents #franklinwarriors pic.twitter.com/zo7QT9LkCj— Lance Miller (@EliteTeamMiller) March 11, 2018
Miller is the No. 17 overall prospect and the No. 5 guard in the class, per ESPN HoopGurlz rankings. She plays at Franklin High School in Somerset, New Jersey, and is the top prospect in the state. Maryland added four-star wing Faith Masonius from New Jersey earlier in this recruiting cycle, and both will overlap with 2016 signee Blair Watson for one season in College Park.
Her commitment gives the Terps four pledges in the 2019 class, all of whom are in ESPN’s Super 60. In Miller and five-star point guard Ashley Owusu, Maryland has two of the top six committed prospects in the country. Brenda Frese’s class also includes Masonius and four-star guard Zoe Young.
None of these players will play a game for Maryland for 20 months, but Terps fans already have plenty of reason to be excited for the 2019-20 season. Watson, Kaila Charles, Stephanie Jones and Sarah Myers will be in their senior campaigns, with Channise Lewis in her junior year and 2018 signees Shakira Austin, Taylor Mikesell and Olivia Owens as sophomores. This all assumes no extra movement, which has been a regular thing in recent offseasons, but there’s plenty of promise.