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Gisella Maul Announces Commitment to Texas Basketball

NCAA Basketball: Oklahoma State at Texas Tech

Gisella Maul’s commitment to Texas gives the Longhorns two Top 100 players in their Class of 2023 class, another gem for Vic Schaefer’s latest class.

Maul is a two-time state champion at Cedar Park (Texas) and has one more season of high school basketball before she joins the Longhorns. Her commitment is non-binding. The earliest she can sign is in mid-November during the early-signing period.

Maul unveiled her decision by opening up a box of Nikes, which featured a pair of Texas-themed shoes, followed by her flashing the ‘Hook ’em’ sign.


Maul is a 5-foot-11 guard who is ranked No. 45 by ESPN HoopGurlz. But she isn’t Texas’ top-rated commitment in the 2023 class.

That would be San Antonio Reagan 6-foot-1 wing Samantha Wagner, who committed to Texas last month. She is No. 17 in the country.

The Longhorns even have some height committed to the 2023 class in Abbie Boutilier, who committed to Texas in July. Boutilier is a 6-foot-9 center from Flower Mound, Texas.

Assuming all three sign, they will be preceded by a top-flight recruiting class for 2022. The Longhorns have a Top 10 class coming in with guard Jordana Codio (Montverde Academy, Jupiter, Fla.), forward Amina Muhammad (DeSoto, Texas) and guard Ndjakalenga Mwenentanda (Sioux Falls, S.D.). They will join a Texas roster led by Big 12 Freshman of the Year Rori Harmon.

Texas also expects back guards Aliyah Matharu, Shay Holle, Kyndall Hunter, Kobe King-Hawea and Anissa Gutierrez. Texas has forwards DeYona Gaston, Aaliyah Moore and Femme Masudi, along with transfer guard Taylor Jones, who announced she would leave Oregon State for Texas last week.

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