COLLEGE PARK, Md.- The Maryland women's basketball team welcomes four stellar players to its family for the 2013-14 season, head coach Brenda Frese announced Wednesday. Lexie Brown (Suwanee, Ga./North Gwinnett HS), A'Lexus Harrison (Baltimore, Md./Digital Harbor HS), Brionna Jones (Havre de Grace, Md./Aberdeen HS) and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough (Aliquippa, Pa./Hopewell HS) make up the No. 4 recruiting class in the country, as ranked by Blue Star Report and Collegiate Girls Basketball Report.
Out of Frese's 10 recruiting classes, the 2013 group is the ninth ranked in the top 10 and fifth ranked in the top five.
"I'm extremely excited about our 2013 signing class. Not only are they a talented group of players, they are also exceptional students with tremendous character," head coach Brenda Frese said. "All four players come from supportive families who raised them to excel in all walks of life."
The class features two of the top talents in the state of Maryland in Harrison and Jones. All four players are ranked in Blue Star Report's Top 50 Rankings - Brown is No. 15, Harrison is No. 28, Walker-Kimbrough is No. 38 and Jones is No. 46.
"This is an incredibly dynamic and talented group of student-athletes, who will provide additional depth, speed, and athleticism," Frese said. "They will allow us to press more and sustain our intense level of play for longer periods of time. Every player in this class possesses our championship mentality. They all come from championship high school and AAU programs, and know how to win. We have addressed depth at each position. Combining this class with our returning roster brings us one step closer in our pursuit of another national championship."