Oregon

Graves Signs Another Strong Class, Adds Three for 2023

EUGENE, Arch.— Oregon Head women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves announced the signing of three players in the top 70 of the espnW Top 100 Class of 2023 rankings for National Letters of Intent on Wednesday as the Ducks lost four-star prospects Sofia Bell (No. 26), Sammie Wagner (No. 42) and inked Sarah Rambus (#66).

Bell (Portland, Oregon) is a 6-foot-1 guard while Wagner (San Antonio, Texas) is a 6-foot-1 winger and Rambus (Flint, Michigan) is a 6-foot-3 forward. Oregon came in 16th, according to ESPN.com on Wednesdayth-best recruitment class.

“Together this is a great class for us,” Graves said. “We added three long, versatile players who are all highly skilled. But most importantly, they are competitive players, great students, and the kind of people who fit into our culture and will be outstanding representatives of the University of Oregon.”

Sofia Bell, 6-1, G, Portland, Oregon (Jesuit HS)

Ranked #26 overall in the country in the espnW Top 100…Rated a four-star prospect by ESPN…Rated by ESPN as #5 among all wings in class and top player in Oregon State…During her sophomore year Season at St. Mary’s Academy, she averaged 19.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.8 assists…shot 41 percent from the field and 32 percent from three…Joined the Cal Stars, a top AAU club team in Northern California … She helped lead the team to a national Nike Girls Elite Youth Basketball title in 2021 … Will play her 2022-23 senior season at Jesuit High School in Portland … First preseason player in Oregon to sign a NIL deal and in October at of lifestyle apparel brand Portland Gear… Father Greg played basketball in Oregon from 1981-1985.

Graves on Bell: Sofia fits perfectly with our program and our way of playing. She’s a long, versatile guard who can play any backcourt position. She is an elite 3 point shooter but can also create for herself and her teammates. Sofia is also considered one of the best defenders in the country. A legacy, Sofia’s father Greg played basketball in Oregon.




Sarah Rambus 6-3, F, Flint, Mich. (IMG Academy (Fl.))

Ranked 66th nationwide overall in the class of 2022 in the espnW Top 100…A four-star recruit by ESPN…The 11th forward in class and highest-rated Michigan State player by ESPN…Played her junior season at Flushing High School ( Mich.) and averaged 16.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.0 three blocks, 1.7 steals, and 1.4 assists per game en route to Associated Press Division I All-State First Team honors… Helped Flushing to an 18-4 record and the Flint Metro League … shooting 49.5 perfects from the field and 33.3 percent on 57 3-point attempts as a junior … spent the first three seasons of her prep career on Flushing’s varsity roster before she transferred to IMG Academy (Fla.). ahead of their 2022-23 senior season.

Graves on Rambus: Sarah has a great competitive spirit. She’s a versatile player who can play with great length inside and out, which is always a positive. She can have a defensive presence and is a good shot blocker. She is an amazing teammate who is always supportive of her teammates and she has great assets.

 




Sammie Wagner, 6-1, W, San Antonio, Texas (Ronald Regan HS)

Nationally ranked #42 on the espnW Top 100 in the Class of 2022… A four-star prospect according to ESPN… The No. 8 winger in class and the third-highest recruit in the state of Texas by ESPN… Named after the 2021-22 MaxPreps Junior All-America Honorable Mention Team … averaged 25.9 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks per game as a junior at Ronald Reagan High School … shot 43.2% from the field in their junior season Bi -District Round of the Class 6A Playoffs… Scored 24 points and 19 rebounds against Cibolo Steele in the District Playoffs… Awarded Tabs 6A All-State by the Texas Association Basketball Coaches in 2020… Originally signed by Baylor before also departing from Texas retired … In two games early in her senior season, she is averaging 37.0 points, 11.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 blocks per game after losing 44 points to New Braunfels on Tuesday.

Graves on Wagner: Sammie is a ballerina – she loves to play and is a real play student. We love their versatility and their ability to impact a game in multiple ways. I was always struck by her death and her ability to play pick and roll basketball. She competes and has always been a great teammate.




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button