AAU coach: Lady Tops commit ‘could’ve ended up the ACC or SEC’

The Western Kentucky women’s basketball team added a verbal commitment earlier this week from 2014 forward Tashia Brown.

Brown, a 6-foot-1-inch senior from Lowndes (Ga.) High School, has committed to WKU and coach Michelle Clark-Heard, according to Joe Foster, executive director of the Southeastern Lady Blazers AAU program.

“She’s an outstanding character kid,” Foster said. “She’s rangy, athletic. She’s a complete player. She’s going to be special for them.”

Brown narrowed her choices early in her recruitment, Foster said, but if she hadn’t, “she very well could have ended up in the ACC or SEC.”

The left-handed wing also had interest from Auburn, Kennesaw State, Clemson, Florida State, Mercer, UAB and Louisiana Tech, Foster said. He was still taking calls inquiring about her as of this morning.

Brown averaged 22 points, 15 rebounds and two blocks per game as a junior for the Vikettes (16-10), according to the Valdosta (Ga.) Daily Times. She was named second team all-state by the Georgia Sportswriters Association.

The Lady Toppers also have 2014 commitments from Glasgow center Shalika Smith, LaRue County guard Ivy Brown and Chicago-area forward Jaiveonna Norris. Their first chance to sign with WKU will be during the November early signing period.

All four prospects – who range from shooting guard to center – are 6 feet or taller.

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