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Women's hoops lands 2 commitments

USF women's basketball coach Jose Fernandez didn't have to cross the Atlantic to snag his latest two verbal commitments.

Just a state line or two.

High Point (N.C.) PG LaShonda Monk and Stockbridge (Ga.) G Vanessa Blagmon both confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday evening they intend to sign with the Bulls. Both are considered three-star prospects for the Class of 2017 by ESPN.

Here's some video of Blagmon, who appears to be a slick ball handler and aficionado of the no-look pass. She helped lead Norcross High to a 25-5 record this past season.

"I chose USF because when I went on an unofficial visit I just knew I had to be there," Blagmon said in a text message Thursday night. "What Coach Fernandez was telling me (was) how he can see that I can thrive in his system, become better and provide me with great opportunities."

Monk, who had offers from some small North Carolina schools, is considered a four-star recruit by Prospects Nation, a women's hoops recruiting site.

As a junior this past season at Southwest Guilford High, she averaged 15 points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals, and was a third-team all-state pick by the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association.

[Last modified: Friday, May 20, 2016 1:59pm]


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