One of the nation’s top women’s basketball players in the class of 2019 will stay in-state.
Guard Aijha Blackwell of the Whitfield School announced on Twitter Monday night that she would become a Missouri Tiger. She’s a consensus five-star hoops recruit, ranked eighth in her class by ESPN.
Is this what you all were waiting for? 👀
— Aijha Blackwell (@AijhaAnniece) October 22, 2018
The daughter of former Missouri running back Ernest Blackwell, Aijha chose the Tigers ahead of Kansas and women’s basketball power Louisville. She joins a 2019 class for head coach Robin Pingeton that already features top-30 ranked wing Hayley Frank of Strafford.
Blackwell is a three-time Class 3 All-State selection in Missouri, a USA Today All-Missouri first-teamer last season, and helped the Team USA Under-18 squad to a gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Mexico City this past August.
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