Saturday, October 13, 2012

Another Verbal for Lady Gophers in Terra Stapleton

Coach Pam Borton pulled another surprise out of her bag of tricks today with the announcement that Terra Stapleton, a 6-4 rising junior post from Fairland, OH, would be attending the U of M after completing her high school eligibility in 2014. Stapleton scored 21 points per game with 13 rebounds and 4.5 blocks while shooting 63% from the floor as a sophomore last year, leading the Dragons to a 23-1 record and just their 2nd ever trip to the regional tournament. She averaged 16 points, 15 boards and 6 blocks in 2 regional games, a win and a loss. The Dragons came up 2 wins short of the Ohio state tournament, a 4-team affair, so they were sweet 16 in Division III.

She had played at St. Joseph Central in West Virginia as a freshman and averaged 6 points, 7 boards and 2 blocks as a freshman between moving to Fairland.  At Fairland, then, she was the Southeast District Player of the Year, 1st team all-state Division III. She was the #4 rated prospect in West Virginia in 2011, but only the #96 rated player in Ohio in 2012, at least according to the 1 rating service I could find her listed in.

She joins 2014 recruits Kenisha Bell and Grace Coughlin, a pair of Minnesota guards. And she joins Stabresa McDaniel, a 2013 from Texas, as out-of-state recruit for Borton.


  1. if you got the 96th ranking in ohio from maxpreps, they are saying her high school team(fairland) is ranked 96th in the state. if im not mistaken tom jenkins has terra ranked #1 center in ohio through his scouting service OGBR(OHIO GIRLS BASKETBALL REPORT).

  2. That the AD’s office pulls rank on a recruiting decision, UNLESS there are some serious conduct question marks.

    I’ve not heard of any conduct issues with this kid, so I really don’t think any word came down from on high.

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