Lawrencia Moten joins the Bulls this year, and Felisha Legette-Jack has already gotten a jump on her frontcourt succession of the future after 6-3 center Celeste Akoro of Illinois committed to Buffalo today.
The latest in a decade-long run of impact post players in Amherst, Akoro is extremely well-regarded by ESPN, holding a 90 grade and three stars in their rating system. They recently evaluated her with a more critical eye and had mostly good things to say:
PBR-CGBR Skills-September 2016: Low-post performer with developing face up game; interior game, finishes with weak hand in paint; length, mobility, potential.
Agile, versatile low-post performer; competes on glass, interior footwork, finishes in traffic; developing faceup game consistency; shot blocking presence in lane.
Akoro in May of 2015 tried out for the USA U16 team and made at least multiple rounds of cuts and is hailed by some on Twitter as a possible ESPN Top 100 recruit
It’s unclear, as it is generally in Women’s Hoops, who else offered Celeste, but we know at least that she also visited Texas A&M this summer: