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Star Hoops Recruit Aijha Blackwell Chooses Mizzou

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.

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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