JaQuaya Miller, who is rated the top prospect in the state, joins 6-3 standout Ali Bamberger and guard Nia Lowery in UW Huskies' highly-ranked recruiting class that arrives next year.
Jody Wynn addressed the Huskies’ biggest need and bolstered an undersized front court with the addition of Kentridge High star JaQuaya Miller who signed with the Washington’s women’s basketball team.
The 6-foot-3 forward/center, who is rated the top prospect in the state, joins 6-3 standout Ali Bamberger and guard Nia Lowery in a highly-ranked recruiting class that arrives in 2019.
“JaQuaya is a local standout and one of the top post players in the country,” said Wynn, the second-year UW coach. “It’s truly special she has chosen to be a Husky and represent her home state.”
Miller is a 4.5-star recruit who ranks No. 41 in the nation and is the sixth-best post player in the country, according to Prospects Nation.
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As a junior at Kentridge High School, Miller averaged 9.7 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.4 steals and 2.7 assists per game while leading the Chargers to a 26-3 record and a third-place finish in the 2018 Class 4A state tournament.
“She has great versatility in her game and can do a multitude of things on the court,” Wynn said. “Quay is a very unselfish player and is a terrific passer and rebounder. She also has the ability to shoot the three and drive to the basket and finish around the rim. She runs the floor very well and will be excel in our system.”
Miller and Bamberger will be the second tallest players on the team behind 6-4 freshman Darcy Rees when they arrive next year.
Washington’s 2018 recruiting class ranks sixth in the Pac-12 and 33rd in the nation by Prospects Nation. Last year, UW’s class was not rated among the top 59.
“We are very excited to add these three terrific young ladies to our Husky family,” said Wynn. “They are all high-character, quality people that embody our core values and the culture we are building. All three young women have parents that were student-athletes and played DI college basketball. It’s a great class that will propel our program in the right direction.”