IU women sign 2; Morgan, Anunoby to sign next week

Indiana women’s basketball coach Teri Moren signed two players to her 2015 recruiting class Wednesday, while a pair of men’s commits are planning to sign next week.

Wednesday marked the opening of the November signing period, which runs for the next week. Moren received National Letters of Intent from a pair of frontcourt prospects, signing 6-foot-2 Ohio forward Kym Royster and 6-foot-5 Texas center Danielle Williams.

On the men’s side, O.G. Anunoby, a three-star wing from Jefferson City, Mo., told The Herald-Times that he plans to sign on Monday. Juwan Morgan, a 6-foot-8 forward from Waynesville, Mo., said he will sign on Nov. 19.

The women’s signees address a pressing need for Moren, who inherited a guard-heavy roster in her first season in Bloomington. ESPN ranks Royster as the No. 19 forward in the nation and the Dan Olson Collegiate Girls Basketball Report lists her as the No. 156 prospect in the nation. Olson also ranks her as the No. 26 power forward in the 2015 class.

Royster averaged 20.4 points and nine rebound per game as a junior.

“Kym gives us some much needed length and athleticism in the post,” Moren said. “She can score in transition or in the half court. Kym has good versatility being able to play the four and the five positions. With her 6-6 wingspan, she is going to allow us to do a lot of different things defensively. We are excited about the different schemes that we will be able to run with her on the floor. Kym has had a great high school career, and she continues to get better every day.”

Williams ranks as the No. 17 post player in the country by ESPN, and is the No. 88 prospect in the 2015 class according to Blue Star. She averaged 10 points, seven rebounds and five blocks per game as a junior.

“She has legitimate Big Ten size,” Williams said. “Danielle will give us a low block threat offensively as well as a rim protector defensively. It is important for us to be able to play inside out, and Danielle will give us that opportunity. She has great touch in the paint, along with her ability to defend and rebound. Her best basketball is ahead of her, which excites us about her future.”

9 comments

  1. Good grief Juan, the heading says IU women sign two, wheather you realize it or not there are women’s articles on occasion on this website? Not as many as I would like since I am a women’s season ticket holder. These are much needed signings as the article states. Our guards and wings on the current team are very strong and can match up to most teams but, we are really lacking in post depth. Go Hoosiers!!

  2. Hey Mike C. This article appears when you click on “Mens Basketball”. Get it? MEN? Don’t get all feminist on me.

  3. Gotcha Jeremy. I just don’t read anything concerning womens basketball. So I would never even get to the part mentioning the mens recruits.

  4. Juan, it’s a real shame that you like so many other IU sports fans are so unaware of women’s basketball! Its the best deal in town, $5 for adults at the door and seating on a first come first serve basis. But the best part of the deal is being able to watch IU athletes that understand how to represent their University with dignity and passion. Athletes that understand and respect what the name on the front of their jersey stands for. They play hard all the time and win as a team. They are truly a team that Indiana can be proud of on and off the court. If you would take the time to come out and watch these young ladies compete for the school that we all love, you would be very impressed by the product on the court! This is a team whose attendance has increased by over 50% over the last 3 years. Fans are discovering that this is a team that you enjoy watching and is incredibly competitive at a high level. Take the time to come out and enjoy high quality basketball to be proud of, you won’t be sorry! Go Hoosiers!!

  5. Mike, my apologies. You’re right. I should’ve read the article before saying anything. I Have a habit of simply bypassing anything to do with women’s basketball. My wife was a ball player and I have two daughters that I’d love to see follow their mothers footsteps. I just can’t watch it on television. If I lived in Bloomington things may be different.
    Go Hoosiers!

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