The Marquette women’s basketball coaching staff got a bit of good news on Saturday when Class of 2019 wing prospect Kaelynn Satterfield included MU in her final five. Joining the Golden Eagles in her final grouping are Ohio State, LSU, Georgia Tech, and Michigan.
2019 W Kaelynn Satterfield of Christ the King (NY), has cut her list to five: Ohio State, LSU, Georgia Tech, Marquette, and Michigan. North Carolina, UMass, and Seton Hall have been cut.— Hoops Central (@HoopsCentral7) July 21, 2018
WBB: Revised finalists chart for the 2019 class includes an update on Kaelynn Satterfield (NY wing), who now has a top five https://t.co/eKJzXSKFey— Raoul (@Raoul_000) July 20, 2018
Satterfield is ranked as the #53 player in the country according to ESPN and they have her as the #12 wing in the Class of 2019. Prospects Nation is a bit higher on the 6’0” New York native, ranking her as the #31 player in the country and as the #8 wing. I think that explains it pretty clearly that getting a commitment from Satterfield would be a big deal for Carolyn Kieger.
While it would be a pretty big deal, I wouldn’t install the Golden Eagles as the favorite, at least in terms of program pedigree. Kevin McGuff has put Ohio State into the Sweet 16 in two of his five seasons at the helm in Columbus, and LSU has been on a solid nationally relevant roll ever since making five straight Final Fours in the first decade of this century, even though Nikki Fargas has only been in charge since 2011.
Still, from reading a scouting report or two on Satterfield, I can’t help but see exactly how Kieger sees her fitting into Marquette’s high octane system. From ESPN in December 2017:
Deceptively agile and versatile perimeter performer delivers in traffic; superb passer, court awareness, savvy; makes plays in traffic; mid-range game creator, rebounds, draws contact, finds the charity stripe.
I mean, that may as well be about Allazia Blockton, right?
From Bob Mackey, her high school coach at Christ The King in Queens, via this ESPNW article from this past February:
“She’s not a true point guard, but we have her playing the ‘one,’ and it doesn’t faze her,” Mackey said. “She’s very tough going to the basket. She’s improved her jump shot, and she’s a very dangerous passer because she moves through the lane and still sees the floor so well.
”I’m not going to pigeonhole her. I think she could play one, two, three and four in college, if needed. She’s not afraid to post up, and she can go outside and either shoot or take you off the dribble.”
See what I mean?
Speaking of Christ The King, one year after falling on a last second shot in the city championship game, Satterfield’s high school squad rattled off 29 straight wins to open the season before losing in the state Class AA title game. It was a major upset, as the Royals had earned USA Today’s #1 national ranking at the time. Satterfield had 15 points in the loss, and as of that ESPNW article in early Februrary, she had been averaging 15.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists.
It doesn’t look like there’s any highlight packages online for her, but I can confirm something for you if there’s been something nagging at the back of your mind while reading this. Yes, Kaelynn Satterfield is the daughter of former Cincinnati Bearcats guard Kenny Satterfield.
Marquette already has two commitments for the 2019 recruiting class in Jordan King and Destiny Strother, but with two spots sitting open on the roster right now and six seniors heading out the door after the 2018-19 season, the Golden Eagles would definitely be welcoming Satterfield into the fold with open arms. Here’s what the scholarship situation looks like right now.