Women's Basketball Announces Incoming Class

Nov. 10, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Second-year Providence College Head Coach Jim Crowley announced today [Nov. 9] that five student-athletes have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Providence College and compete as members of the women’s basketball program beginning in the fall of 2018. The Class of 2018 is comprised of Mary Baskerville (Enfield, Conn.), Alyssa Geary (Elmhurst, Ill.), Earlette Scott (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Kaela Webb (Pontiac, Mich.) and Sophia Widmeyer (Dartmouth, Nova Scotia).

“Our staff has done an outstanding job of bringing in a class of people who really fit what we need here and want our program to be about,” Crowley said. “This is a talented group and come from great families and programs. They are competitive, team oriented and know what it takes to be successful. They will be great additions to our program and the Friar community.”

Baskerville, a 6-foot, 3-inch, center/power forward, currently attends Enfield High School. During the 2016-17 season, she averaged 16.1 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.4 blocked shots, 1.5 assists and 2.4 steals per game. Baskerville is an All-State and All-Conference selection and played her AAU basketball for the CT Express, CT Wave and CT Attack. For her career, she has averaged 16.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocked shots, 1.5 assists and 2.9 steals per game.

“Mary will give us length and athleticism around the rim,” Crowley said. “She is a physical presence, who plays both ends of the floor. She is someone whose best basketball is ahead of her.”

Geary, a 6-foot, 4-inch, forward, currently attends Nazareth Academy. As a junior in 2016-17, she averaged 13.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 5.0 blocks per game. Geary has earned Honorable Mention All-Area Chicago recognition during her career and also has been named IHSA Honorable Mention All-State. She is ranked 230th nationally and the 34th-best positional center according to the Dan Olson Girls’ Basketball Report. Geary also is ranked 150th by ESPN HoopGurlz. She played AAU for the Lady Lightning (2017) and Illinois Elite (2015, 2016).

 

 

“Alyssa is a skilled forward who has great length and a very solid shooting touch,” Crowley commented. “She has a competitive spirit that we are very excited about and will fit in very well with how we play.”

Scott, a 5-foot, 8-inch, shooting guard, currently attends South Shore High School. Last season, she averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game and is ranked 58th at her position, according to ESPN HoopGurlz. Scott is a Class AA All-State selection and NYSSWA Honorable Mention Class AA All-State honoree. She led her team to three Public School Athletic League titles (2015, 2016, 2017) and one New York State Federation title (2017). Scott played AAU basketball for the NYC Gauchos (Lady Choz).

“Earlette wins,” Crowley said. “No matter what team she is on or what sport she is playing Earlette is going to find a way to help her team win. She is an old school baller who can do a little bit of everything on the basketball court.”

Webb, a 5-foot, 6-inch, point guard, currently attends Detroit Country Day. Heading into her final season, she has already eclipsed 1,000 career points, and averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 steals as a junior (2016-17). Last year, Webb earned All-North First Team, AP Class B All-State, All-Oakland County First Team, BCAM Best Class B, BCAM Dream Team First Team. Webb competed for the Michigan Crossover on the AAU circuit (2014-17). “Kaela is a true guard who knows how to play,” Crowley said. “Her basketball IQ will really fit with how we play. She is able to create for her teammates and for herself and she can really shoot it.”

Widmeyer, a 6-foot, 0-inch, shooting guard, currently attends Marianapolis Preparatory School. As a junior in 2016-17, she averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Widmeyer was tabbed as a NEPSAC Class A All-Star after leading her squad to a NEPSAC Class A Championship (2016-17). She also was named Rose Hill Classic MVP (2016-17) and was a Rookie of the Year pick during the 2014-15 campaign.

“Sophia makes a lot of good things happen for her teams,” Crowley said. “She is a very active and versatile player who is able to help her team in a lot of ways on both ends of the court.”

Providence College opens the 2017-18 season on Friday, Nov. 10 against Columbia University. The game is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. and will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I.

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