The University of Louisville women's basketball staff began recruiting North Babylon, N.Y., 2015 guard Brianna Jones more than a year ago.
Last week, the attention and effort the Cardinals' had put forth during the recruiting process paid off in a big way.
Jones, who is ranked as the No. 14 player nationally in '15 according to ESPN.com, committed to the Cardinals. She picked U of L over Duke and Penn State among others.
While playing at North Babylon - the same school that produced UConn star Bria Hartley - during her high school season, Jones plays for the Philadelphia Belles AAU travel team. And that's the team that produced UConn All-American Breanna Stewart.
The 5-10 shooting guard averaged 17.1 points and 10.3 rebounds, and hit 68 three-pointers last season at North Babylon.
Jones is the third-highest ranked player ever committed to U of L out of the ESPN rankings. Shoni Schimmel was No. 8 and Sara Hammond checked in at No. 12.
The Cardinals also have a commitment from No. 18 Taja Cole, a guard from Virginia, and Georgia guard Maya Benham.