Baylor’s women’s basketball team just started its season, but it still has an eye toward the future.
The Lady Bears picked up another highly ranked recruit for the 2015 class with the signing of Beatrice Mompremier on Monday.
Mompremier, a 6-foot-4 post player from Miami, is ranked 10th in the nation and No. 2 at her position by Prospects Nation. She joins Kalani Brown, the nation’s top-ranked post player in the class, and Justis Szczepanski-Beavers as frontcourt players to sign with the Lady Bears.
“I am so excited to welcome Beatrice to the Lady Bear family,” Baylor coach Kim Mulkey said in a statement. “She is an amazing athlete, but what intrigued me the most was how special she is off the court and how she really evaluated all of her options during the recruiting process. Beatrice wanted to play with Kalani Brown and the other players in this recruiting class, and she was very excited about our team and who she will have the opportunity to play with in future years.”
Mompremier led her Miami High School team to the Florida Class 8A state championship with a record of 31-1. She averaged 15 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks per game on her way to picking up a ton of personal accolades.
Mompremier was the Florida Gatorade Player of the Year, the USA Today Florida Player of the Year, first-team all-state, and the South Florida and Dade County Player of the Year.
She was also a member of Team USA’s that won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas U18 Championship, and brings a versatile skill set to Baylor.
“She brings a lot to the game, as she can face-up and score, take you off the dribble, or score inside on the block,” Mulkey said. “Beatrice is a tremendous rebounder who runs the floor well and is an all-out competitor.”
BEAR FACT: Game times for Saturday, Nov. 29 at the Baylor-hosted Women’s Basketball Travelers Classic have been finalized. Because of the 2:30 p.m. football kickoff between Baylor and Texas Tech at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Baylor will face Stetson at noon, with Marist and Utah State to follow at 2 p.m.