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Clemson Women's Basketball

Women's Basketball signs five to 2021 class

November 12, 2020
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Clemson, S.C. – Head Coach Amanda Butler and her staff added five players to the Clemson women’s basketball program this week. Kionna Gaines (Columbus, Ga./Carver HS), Makayla Elmore (Fostoria, Ohio/Hopewell Loudon HS), Sydney Standifer (Argyle, Texas/Argyle HS), Madison Ott (Frisco, Texas/Frisco Centennial HS), and Eno Inyang (St. Cloud, Fla./St. Cloud HS) all signed national letters of intent to play for the Tigers beginning in 2021-22.

Three of the five are ranked in the top 50 nationally at their respective positions, according to ESPN’s HoopGurlz rankings. With the addition of Gaines, Butler has picked up her third top-100 recruit in as many seasons with the Tigers (Danae McNeal, 2019; Gabby Elliott, 2020).

Kionna Gaines • 5’9” • Guard • Columbus, Ga. • Carver HS

Ranked the #52 overall recruit and #19 guard by ESPN…rated as a four-star recruit…led her Carver HS team to a 26-5 record…named First Team All-State…averaged 14 points, 6 rebounds, and four assists as a junior…led Carver to a state title as a sophomore…All-American camp evolution…team MVP.

MaKayla Elmore • 6’3” • Forward • Fostoria, Ohio • Hopewell Loudon HS

Ranked the #18 forward by ESPN… has scored 1755 points over the first three years of high school career…has pulled down 863 rebounds…has dished out 170 assists, totaled 246 steals and blocked 166 shots…led her Hopewell Loudon team to a 75-5 record over her first three years…Two-time First Team All-Ohio…Two-time 1st team District 6…District 6 Player of the Year as a sophomore…All-Ohio Player of the Year as a junior…First team All-Sandusky Bay Conference River League and Co-Player of the Year as a junior…Two-time first team All-Blanchard Valley Conference (freshman/sophomore)…two-time team captain…two-time “Best Offensive Player” award, voted on by Hopewell Loudon’s coaching staff…as a sophomore, broke her own school single-season free throw record (148), broke her own school single-season rebound record (326) and reached 1,000 career points…broke school’s girls’ basketball single-game scoring record as a junior (41 points)…nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year as a junior…played for Sports City U and Ohio Energy.

Sydney Standifer • 5’7” • Guard • Argyle, Texas • Argyle HS

Ranked #20 point guard by ESPN…led Argyle HS to a 35-7 record…averaged 15 points, 5.2 assists and 3.8 steals per game…2018 TABC First Team All-State…named TGCA First Team All-State…named 2018 State Championship MVP…named First Team All-Region…named Dallas Morning News Newcomer of the Year…Denton Record Chronicle Offensive Player of the Year…invited to Junior Olympic Trials in 2018 and 2019…recovered from two torn ACLs…played for DFW Elite EYBL.

Madison Ott • 5’10” • Guard • Frisco, Texas • Frisco Centennial HS

Led her Frisco Centennial HS team to a 24-12 record over three seasons…two-time team captain…averaged 16 points, 4 assists, 3.5 rebounds per games as a junior…named First Team All-District, First Team All-Area, All-State and Academic All-State as a junior…three-time team MVP…played for Lady Drive Nation 17U EYBL.

Eno Inyang • 6’3” • Center • St. Cloud, Fla. • St. Cloud HS

Averages 19 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists per game for St. Cloud…set the record for most rebounds in a game (25)…three-time team captain…named First Team All-State in 2019…four time First Team All-County…twice named Player of the Year…Team MVP…played for Easy Coast United.

 
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