Duke's Erin Mathias and UNC's Jamie Cherry were so eager to join the basketball craze in North Carolina's Triangle that they committed as high school freshmen. With NC State luring top recruits as well, the area is seeing an influx of talent.
Tyra Buss and Ashley Kelsick both are 5-7 junior guards who were among the top three scorers in the nation a year ago. This week, they've seen their hard work pay off as they signed their national letters of intent.
Pitt recruit Yacine Diop was crushed when she was ruled ineligible for a year after transferring to Seton-La Salle Catholic (Pittsburgh), but she never stopped working and is raring to go for her senior season.