The West Virginia Mountaineers women’s basketball team signed two Top 100 players on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period.
This is the first freshman recruiting class for new head coach Mark Kellogg, who was unable to bring in a freshman for his first roster, which debuted earlier this week.
Center Jordan Thomas and guard Destiny Agubata were both ranked in ESPNW’s Top 100, with Agubata at No. 96 and Thomas at No. 81.
Agubata, a 5-foot-11 guard from Santiago High School in Moreno Valley, Calif., is considered a four-star player and also plays with the Cal Stars EYBL. She was unable to play her junior year due to injury, but her sophomore season she averaged a double-double, with 17 points and 10 rebounds. She also had four assists.
Thomas is a 6-foot-3 center from Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas, which is a few hours away from where Kellogg coached previously at Stephen F. Austin. Thomas also plays for the ProSkills travel team.
Thomas has 1,030 points sand 804 rebounds for her high school career and she averaged 12.2 points and 8.4 rebounds last season.
The Mountaineers beat Loyola (MD), 74-39, on Tuesday to open the season, which was Kellogg’s debut as head coach. The Mountaineers will head to Pittsburgh on Saturday to take on the Panthers in the women’s ‘Backyard Brawl.’
After that, the Mountaineers have a week off before they host Youngstown State on Nov. 19. After that, they travel to Puerto Rico for the San Juan Shootout from Nov. 23-25, where they will face George Washington, Charlotte and Southern Illinois.