Katie Ledden is arguably one of the most talented New Jersey high school female basketball players in the 2023 class. And on Monday night, the Rutgers Prep guard verbally committed to Rhode Island Women’s Basketball program.
But she did not announce it until yesterday because first, she wanted to make calls to the other college hoops programs that recruited her, according to her mom, Stephanie Ledden.
However, it was not an easy process for Katie, Stephanie noted.
“She wanted to do it the right way,” Stephanie said. “Every coach really appreciated the call. Katie cried talking to the Quinnipiac head coach (Tricia Fabbri). It was really hard for her. They had a long relationship.”
The 6-foot, 135-pound Ledden had 32 schools interested in her and nine official Division I offers, but knows Rhode Island is where she wants to spend the four years of her life after graduation.
“The coaching staff there is incredible and has shown her the most love from the first day and there is nobody else she would rather play for,” Stephanie said.
Katie will be playing for Team Hope in the No Boyz Allowed All-Star game on Saturday, November 13th at the Miller Center in Elizabeth, N.J.
Rhode Island posted a 11-8 overall mark and went 11-4 in the Atlantic 10 Conference last season.
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