Oregon women’s basketball signs 3 top 70 players to 2023 recruiting class

Oregon signed three of the top 70 players in the class of 2023, giving the Ducks the foundation for a top 20 recruiting class.

Four-star prospects Sofia Bell (No. 26), Sammie Wagner (No. 42) and Sarah Rambus (No. 66) officially signed National Letters of Intent with UO on Wednesday, giving the Ducks the No. 16 recruiting class, according to ESPN.

“Collectively, this is a great class for us,” Oregon coach Kelly Graves said. “We’ve added three long, versatile players who are each highly skilled. But most importantly, they are competitive players, great students and are the kinds of people that fit our culture and will be outstanding representatives of the University of Oregon.”

The 6-foot-1 Bell, who will play her senior season at Portland’s Jesuit High School, is the top-ranked player in the state and No. 5 wing in this year’s class. Her father, Greg, played at UO from 1981-85.

“She is a very versatile player, long athlete,” Graves said. “If she was an NBA player they’d call her a ‘3 and D’ and she’d be highly coveted. I like that she can handle the ball. She’s a winner.”

Wagner, who committed to the Ducks last week after decommitting from Texas and Baylor, is the No. 8 wing in the class and ranked third-highest prospect in Texas by ESPN. She averaged 25.9 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 blocks a game as a junior at Ronald Reagan High School (San Antonio).

“I think she’s the best player in Texas,” Graves said. “I like her because she’s a baller; she’s really into basketball. She’s very competitive. She’s a great passer, she really sees the floor well for someone her size and she’s really good in pick and roll.”

Rambus, a 6-foot-3 forward out of Flint, Mich., is the No. 11 forward in the class. She averaged 16.8 points, 5.9 rebounds, 3.0 blocks, 1.7 steals and 1.4 assists per game as a junior at Flushing High School. She’s finishing her high school career at IMG Academy.

“She’s got some toughness about her,” Graves said. “She’s a little ornery from time to time and I love that about her game. Versatile, can shoot the three, she’s really good with her back to the basket.”

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