UK Women's Basketball

UK women's basketball team signs pair of top recruits

The Kentucky's women's basketball program announced the signing of a pair of class of 2016 recruits on Friday — guard Lindsey Corsaro and all-around athlete Chanin Scott.

"As we continue to try to build this program, we obviously want really, really good basketball players, but we are also looking for great people and Lindsey and Chanin are really quality people," Coach Matthew Mitchell said in a news release. "They both have high character, great work ethics, are unselfish players and those kinds of tangibles are at a premium for us."

Corsaro, a 6-foot guard out of Roncalli High School in Indianapolis, is a five-star recruit in the HoopGurlz ratings by ESPN. She is No. 35 overall.

Prospectsnation.com lists Corsaro as the 15th-best player in the country, saying Corsaro is "a big wing who excels playing off the bounce ... will be good making reads in pick and roll situations, but can also stretch the floor with the perimeter jumper."

Though Corsaro went down with an ACL injury during a game in January, she is still expected to be one of her state's top players during her senior campaign and was named to the All-USA Indy-Area Preseason First Team.

The guard has performed great so far in two games this season, scoring 41 points in the team's opener and a game-high 23 points Thursday.

Last season for Roncalli, Corsaro averaged 22.4 points and 10.4 rebounds per game, as well as 2.9 assists and 2.5 steals per game.

Corsaro chose Kentucky over Vanderbilt, Indiana, Iowa and Iowa State.

"We are overjoyed that Lindsey Corsaro has decided to be a part of our family here at Kentucky," Mitchell said. "She is a player that believed in what we were doing early and committed as a sophomore. ... She is a great athlete, really high skill level, but what I love about her is her competitiveness. It is a really elite skill."

Chanin Scott is a 6-foot wing player out of Charlotte, N.C., where she was a member of the No. 4 nationally-ranked Myers Park High School Team. Scott has helped the Mustangs win two consecutive North Carolina 4A Championships in 2014 and 2015, and is ranked as the No. 41 wing in the nation by ESPN.

During last year's championship season at Myers Park, Scott averaged 12.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game, along with 3.0 steals and 1.7 blocks.

The Charlotte Observer reported that Scott "uses her speed and jumping ability to her advantage on both ends of the court."

Scott chose Kentucky over Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Indiana and East Carolina.

"Chanin is an extremely explosive athlete that loves the defensive end of the floor," Mitchell said. "She loves getting on the glass. Her offensive game is getting better and developing all the time, but she can come in and make an immediate impact just with her defensive tenacity and will to play really, really tough and hard on the boards."

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