Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Caprice Dennis, a 5-foot-9 guard from Pershing High School in Detroit, has orally committed to play for the Kansas women’s basketball team, ESPN HoopGurlz reported Tuesday.
Dennis, who is a four-star recruit and ranked the 40th-best guard in the class of 2012 by HoopGurlz, chose KU over Marquette, Michigan State, Syracuse, Virginia and UTEP.
“I chose Kansas because I love the coaching staff and players, plus I think I could make a huge impact on the program,” Dennis told HoopGurlz. “Not only do they have really nice facilities, but it is also a family-(oriented) program.”
Dennis is KU coach Bonnie Henrickson’s first commitment for the class of 2012.
In her HoopGurlz bio written by ESPN’s Keil Moore, Dennis was described as a “skilled point guard who will offer a team a number of different tools in terms of her ability to impact a basketball game. A good perimeter shooter and an equally capable driver. Slight frame is a bit of a cause for concern. Will need to add weight and get stronger in college.”
Dennis is the second player in the last two years to commit to KU from Detroit, as 6-foot guard Asia Boyd — the ninth-best guard and 39th-ranked player in the class of 2011 according to HoopGurlz — will join the Jayhawks this season.