The Colorado Buffaloes and the Utah Utes women’s basketball programs have announced their 2024 signings for the early period.
Colorado and Utah are two of the four schools joining the Big 12 Conference next July. The other two, Arizona and Arizona State, did not announce any signings in the early period.
Colorado signed a three-player class with an international slant — Tabitha Betson (Melbourne, Australia), Lova Lagerlid (Sigtuna, Sweden), and Grace Oliver (Norwell, Mass.).
Betson, a 6-2 forward, is No. 80 on ESPN.com’s Top 100. Betson will graduate from DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Fla., and she represented Australia in the U17 World Cup in 2022, playing in 7 games.
Lagerlid, a 6-foot guard, plays for RIG Luleå in Luleå, Sweden. She averaged 13.3 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in the Basketettan Dam season. She has represented Sweden in the 2023 U18 European Championships.
Oliver, a 6-1 wing, was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for Massachusetts in 2023. Oliver played three seasons at Norwell High School before transferring to Nobel and Greenough School. ESPN ranks Oliver a four-star recruit and the No. 82 prospect on its top 100 list.
Utah also signed three players — Kylie Ray, Grace Foster and Brooke Walker to the Utes roster.
Walker and Ray are both four-star recruits, per ESPN, and Foster has played in the WABL and NBL1 leagues in Australia.
Walker, a 5-fot-8 guard, was named First Team All-State in Kansas following her sophomore and junior years as she averaged 16 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 4.3 steals per game.
Ray, a 5-foot-8 guard, was named a three-time Pacific League MVP and helped her team to two Pacific League Championships.
Foster, a 5-foot-10 guard, helped the NBL1 Willetton Tigers to a championship title and was named the Tigers Rookie of the Year.