The Maryland women’s basketball team secured the nation’s fourth-best 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday, per a release.
The class, consisting of three players who are ranked in ESPN’s top-35, includes the nation’s No. 3 overall player, 6-foot-5 forward Shakira Austin.
Austin, an Upper Marlboro native, is the country’s second-best forward. She averaged 18 points and 12.3 rebounds per game at Colonial Forge High School in Virginia last season.
The class also includes point guard Taylor Mikesell and post player Olivia Owens, the No. 32 and No. 33 players in ESPN’s top-100, respectively.
Mikesell, from Massillon, Ohio, was the No. 9 point guard in the nation after averaging 22.5 points for Jackson High School last season. Owens is the fifth-best post player, according to ESPN, averaging 20.6 points and 12.3 rebounds per game for Niskayuna High School in New York last season.
This is Frese’s 12th top-10 recruiting class at Maryland.