Whilst writing up the article about Marquette men’s basketball handing out a scholarship offer to Paul Mulcahy, I fired up the Twitter Machine to search for any other MU offers out there recently that I hadn’t heard about. Lacking any updates on that front, I figured I’d throw in a search for commitments, too. We’ve got more than one team on campus, y’know.
WELL, TURNS OUT THAT IT WAS WORTH A CHECK.
Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in November, Marquette women’s basketball picked up a commitment from Class of 2019 guard Destiny Strother.
Blessed to announce that I have decided to continue my Athletic & Academic Career at Marquette University ‼️ pic.twitter.com/UcNObW5oBP— Tati World (@___destiny03) November 15, 2017
Destiny Strother is a first class human being and great basketball player. Kid had 1 offer prior to Sophomore travel season. 14 offers later (multiple Big 10, Big East, MAC & Horizon) she has made her decision. Congrats Marquette! pic.twitter.com/iIOMweiP49— Michigan Storm Elite (@stormAAU) November 15, 2017
#CommitmentCentral— Brandon Clay (@BrandonClayPSB) November 15, 2017
THIS JUST IN
Destiny Strother (MI) to Marquette.@ProspectsNation Elite150 caliber ‘19.
Plays club for #PSBFamily Michigan Storm.@JLHemingwayPSB TAKE: She’s a left handed CG w/size & scoring ability. She hit step back 3s & slashes to the basket to finish. pic.twitter.com/5QMVD9LVCu
Congratz to 2019 @___destiny03 Destiny Strother of @stormAAU who has been awesome at #ApacheMemorial & #ATLSummerSlam the past 2 years!!— InsiderExposure - JM (@InsiderExposure) November 17, 2017
Nice early commitment for Marquette!!
Look forward to seeing you this weekend! #MIMegaScrimmage https://t.co/9aTydNT8XE
Strother is a junior at Carman-Ainsworth High School in Flint, Michigan. She averaged 17.9 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.6 steals as a sophomore and made the Associated Press’ 11 player Class A First Team in Michigan. Again, as a sophomore. I can’t find any news updates that mention how she’s doing so far this season for sure, but she did recently score 18 of her 21 points in the first half as Carman-Ainsworth handed Bay City Western their first loss of the season, and that’s never a bad thing.
I think it’s safe to say that Strother is well informed about Marquette in general and the basketball program in specifics. She plays for Michigan Storm Elite, the same AAU team that current Golden Eagle Erika Davenport played for, and Strother is currently AAU teammates with current men’s basketball guard Greg Elliott’s younger sister. That’s a pretty strong network of information about our favorite Jesuit university.
Strother is cog #1 in the machine that will be Marquette’s 2019 recruiting class. Head coach Carolyn Kieger has seven players on her current roster that will be departing in the spring of 2019. Seven suddenly open scholarships puts a lot of pressure on Kieger and her staff to make sure that they assemble their roster as well as possible to continue the forward momentum of the program.
At least I presume she’s cog #1. Since I didn’t find out about Strother until now, it’s entirely possible that there’s someone else hiding out there. Got some Marquette recruiting news? Send it along to email@example.com!
Here’s how the Marquette scholarship situation looks going forward.