The Kansas Jayhawks women’s basketball team announced the signing of three players for its Class of 2024 on the first day of the early signing period.
All three had previously committed to the Jayhawks.
Just one is an in-state pull — 5-foot-10 guard Zoe Canfield from Washburn Rural High School in Topeka. Regan Williams, a 6-foot-1 guard/forward from Park Hill South High School in Kansas City, Mo., and 6-foot Spanish guard Carla Osma round out the class.
Canfield is a two-sport star at Washburn, where she also plays volleyball. She has a state championship in both basketball and volleyball. She missed a portion of her junior season with a torn ACL, but she is a two-time All-Centennial League selection.
She is familiar with both Williams and current Jayhawks freshman S’Mya Nichols, as all three played together on Missouri Phenom.
Osma also has ties to the program. Current freshman Laia Conesa played with Osma on Spain’s national team. That came in the IBA Women’s European U16 Championships in 2022 and U18 Championship in 2023. She averaged 10.4 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in the U16 event. With her club team she averaged 17.8 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game.
Williams will play her senior year at Link Academy in Branson, Mo. With Park Hill South her junior year she averaged 10.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game. Her father, John, played football at Oklahoma.
Kansas opened its season on Wednesday against Northwestern State. After that, the Jayhawks will play Penn State on the road on Monday, followed by a neutral site game with UMKC at Kansas City’s Municipal Auditorium on Nov. 18.