Recruiting news can come at any time, and that was made clear on Tuesday night when Marquette women’s basketball got a verbal commitment from Class of 2017 prospect Selena Lott.
Lott is listed on her ESPN profile page as a 5’9” guard, but I’m inclined to believe the Albany Times Union when it said she was 5’11” this past January when she was named Class AA Player of the Week. She attends Columbia High School in East Greenbush, New York, which is just outside of Albany.
According to the scouting report on her ESPN page and this scouting report from May of 2015 that popped up with a Google search, it sounds like Lott excels in up-tempo situations, which means she’ll be a perfect fit for head coach Carolyn Kieger’s system.
As a junior, Lott led her high school team to the New York Class AA semifinals, scoring 24 of 7th seeded Columbia’s 58 points in their quarterfinal upset over #2 Bethlehem. The Blue Devils were run out of the building by #3 seed Albany in the semifinals, 52-28, but Lott scored 18 points, including a four point play that made it a 35-23 game with 1:07 left in the third quarter. I can’t find any articles with a season long average for her, but she went for 27 points in one game and then 20 points and 15 rebounds in another when she earned that Player of the Week nod in the 2015-16 season.
Lott joins Myriama Smith-Traore in Marquette’s 2017 recruiting class. The addition of those two to the roster along with losing only McKayla Yentz after this coming season will mean that Marquette will be at a full roster of 15 players in the fall of 2017. Here’s how the scholarship situation currently sits for Kieger and her staff: