UK Women's Basketball

Top 100 recruit commits to UK women

The University of Kentucky women's basketball team has landed its second top-100 recruit in the class of 2011.

Azia Bishop, a 6-foot-2 forward from Toledo, Ohio, has committed to the Wildcats, according to a report in the Toledo Blade.

Bishop is the No. 66 prospect in the nation, according to ESPN's HoopGurlz rankings. She joins No. 71 Bria Goss, a 5-10 guard from Indianapolis who committed to Kentucky in May.

"I like the way they play," Bishop told the Toledo newspaper. "They play fast and that's the way I play. When I went there it just felt right."

Bishop, who is entering her senior year at Start High School in Toledo, said she also received scholarship offers from Ohio State, Miami, Fla., South Florida and Michigan State.

Bishop averaged nine points and eight rebounds for Start (18-5) last season.

"I run the floor well and I'm athletic," Bishop told the Blade. "I can get rebounds and steals. Points don't really matter to me. It's about how many points I give up against the other team. I think my defense helps me a lot."

Goss also mentioned UK's style of play when she committed to Coach Matthew Mitchell's team this spring.

The UK women finished 28-8 in 2009-10, advancing to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament and finishing second in the Southeastern Conference. The Cats' full-court, fast-paced style made them the second-highest scoring team in the SEC (73.9 points per game). They also led the league in steals (11.6 per game).

Bishop and Goss will be joining a UK program that reeled in the 13th-best class in the nation in 2010, according to HoopGurlz.