Last week, Maryland’s men and women basketball team welcomed their top recruits, starting with the women’s basketball team. The Lady Terps will be welcoming the number one freshmen class in the country. Kaila Charles (Glendale, MD), Stephanie Jones (Havre De Grace, MD), Sarah Meyers (Cumming, GA), Destiny Solcum (Meridian, Idaho), Jenna Staiti (Cumming, Ga.) and Blair Watson (Nutley, N.J.) make up the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation according to ESPN.
Kaila Charles plays for Riverdale Baptist (MD) but played her first three years with Eleanor Roosevelt (MD). During her junior season, Charles averaged 22 points and 10 rebounds per game. She was named First Team All-Met by the Washington Post in her sophomore and junior season. According to ESPN, Charles in the No. 25 in her class.
Forward Stephanie Jones is the No. 51 best player in her class according to ESPN. In her junior year, Jones averaged 19.5 points and 12 rebounds per game. She was named First Team All-Metro, and First Team All-Harford County in her three years in high school.
Sarah Meyers is a four-year starter at South Forsyth High School. During her junior season, she averaged 21 point per game and scored her 1,000th career point as a sophomore. Meyers named South Forsyth Offensive Player of the Year in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Destiny Solcum is the No. 7 player in her class according to ESPN. The 2014-15 Idaho Gatorade Player of the Year averaged 25.1, 5.6 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.9 steals a game. The No. 17 player in 2016, Jenna Staiti, averaged 29 points, and 16 rebounds, while shooting 71 percent from the field in her junior season at West Forsyth. Blair Watson from Nutley High School is the No. 28 player in 2016. She averaged 23. 4 points per game and scored a total of 1,400 points in her three years in high school.