Coach Kim Mulkey’s Baylor Bears are officially out of hibernation and making a whole lot of late noise on the recruiting trail.
Beatrice Mompremier, a 6-foot-4 post out of Miami ranked 42nd in the nation, announced Tuesday that she will be attending Baylor. Mompremier’s announcement comes four days after Kalani Brown, the No. 11 overall prospect and the top-ranked center in the nation, signed with the Bears.
“It was a tough decision for me, leaving the city of Miami to go to school,” Mompremier said. ” I enjoyed my visit to Waco and the time I spent with the players and with Coach Mulkey. She tells you like it is.”
Mompremier’s finalists were North Carolina, Miami, Ohio State and Tennessee. Coming into the NCAA women’s basketball early signing period, Mulkey had the No. 14-ranked class with verbal commitments from No. 50 Alexandria Gulley, No. 59 Justis Szczepanski-Beavers and No. 68 Alyssa Dry. All three signed national letters of intent last week. With the Bears’ class numbering five and all five ranked in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100, expect the Bears to move up when the updated rankings come out later this week.
Mompremier won a gold medal with Team USA over the summer at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, averaging 9.0 points and 5.4 rebounds. She was named Florida’s Gatorade player of the year as a junior after leading Miami High to a state title and being named MVP of the championship game.
The early signing period closes Wednesday, and just four prospects in the espnW HoopGurlz Top 100 remain undeclared. One of those prospects, 6-7 post Teaira McCowan of Brenham (Texas), played alongside Mompremier on the USA Basketball U18 team over the summer. The others are Cecilia Zandalasini, Brijanee Moore and Khadaizha Sanders.