Kansas University’s women’s basketball program received oral commitments from three high school players from Texas this week.
KU coach Bonnie Henrickson on Thursday landed CeCe Harper, a 5-foot-9 senior point guard from San Antonio’s James Madison High, and Diara Moore, a 5-9 senior combo guard from Cedar Hill High.
On Tuesday, KU received a commitment from Keena Mays, a 5-8 combo guard from Mansfield Timberview High in Arlington.
KU last year signed three players from Texas — Monica Engleman, who is a former prep teammate of Harper’s, as well as Annette and Carolyn Davis of Houston.
Moore chose KU over TCU, Memphis, Tulsa and Wichita State.
“Kansas’ coaches watched me the whole summer. They were my No. 1 all along,” Moore said. “I liked the campus. One of my dreams in high school was to play in the Big 12.”
Moore became friends with Mays at KU’s Elite camp in June.
“Keena is a good, smart player,” Moore said of Mays, who chose KU over California, Central Florida, Illinois, Miami, North Carolina State and Texas A&M.; “I’m glad I get to play college basketball with someone I know rather than it just being myself there.”
Of KU, Moore said: “I’m impressed with the players and coaches. They make you feel like you belong. I think we really could do something, and people will see a new Kansas.”
Harper chose KU over Miami of Florida and Louisiana Tech.