UK Women's Basketball

Coveted women's recruit picks St. John's over UK

The Kentucky women's basketball team's most coveted recruit decided to stay closer to home and signed with St. John's, a Web site reported Wednesday.

Wing player Shenneika Smith, the No. 7 player in the nation as ranked by ESPN's, signed with St. John's on Wednesday, according to the site.

Smith was not available for comment Wednesday afternoon.

The combo guard from New York told the Herald-Leader two weeks ago that her visit to Lexington had gone so well that she wasn't planning to take anymore.

Last week, she told the recruiting site that she had decided to make more unofficial visits to Ohio State and Syracuse.

In the end, though, she chose St. John's over all of the above.