Louisville women after top '14 prospects

Jeff Walz

The University of Louisville women's basketball staff landed a recent verbal commitment from Ohio star Sydney Brackemyre. She was the first commitment in the Class of 2014, so what's next for the staff in that class? Cardinal Authority has a look at several top prospects for the Cardinals.

University of Louisville women's basketball coach Jeff Walz has been busy on the recruiting trail in recent weeks, making several trips to see 2014 prospects.

The Cardinals have one commitment – Ohio star Sydney Brackemyre – in the class are now are looking at several other top prospects.

U of L has a list of prospect with several players who appear to be near the top of that list, including Joliet, Ill., Catholic junior Jasmine Lumpkin.

The 6-foot Lumpkin, considered one of the top wings in the country, has more than 20 scholarship offers including, U of L, Michigan State, Purdue, Kansas, Indiana, Cincinnati, Marquette, Arizona State and Auburn among others.

Lumpkin transferred to Joliet Catholic after helping Montini to the Class 3-A state title last season when she averaged five points and four rebounds as a sophomore. She's averaging 17.4 points and 11,6 rebounds this season.

Lumpkin scored 40 points in two 3-A regional games last week and helped Joliet Catholic to the school's first regional title since 2006.

Walz has been to see Lumpkin several times.

The Cardinals are also making Cincinnati Princeton sisters Kelsey and Chelsea Mitchell major priorities in the '14 class.

Kelsey Mitchell is a 5-foot-9 guard and is ranked as high as the No. 4 player nationally in the class, according to ESPN. She averages about 18 points a game and is one of the most sought-after players in the country.

Her sister, Chelsea, is a 5-foot-10 junior guard who averages 12.2 points a game.

The sisters come from an athletic family. Mother, Cheryl, was a standout basketball player at Eastern Kentucky University, while father, Mark, was a standout football player at Princeton and played on two teams at EKU that made it into the semifinals of the Division I-AA playoffs.

The Mitchell's also have twin brothers, Cameron and Kevin, who currently play basketball at Indiana University-Southeast in New Albany, Ind.

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