Both late signings, Both recruited by less than 5 schools, and yet both playing at a top 25 School and making major contributions in this their Freshman year.
Eleanna Chritinaki from Greece gave her commitment to the University of Florida after her visit in April last year. Currently averaging 22 minutes game and 9.9 points a game its her 3.9 assists that’s turning heads, most notably 8 and 10 against SEC opponents in her last two games. Read more on Eleanna’s SEC freshman of the week award http://floridagators.com/news/2016/1/12/WBK_0112162432.aspx?path=basketball-women
Kitija Laksa the 6’ guard from Latvia made her decision in late March to attend USF after agonising between Tampa and Maine. Ranked as one of the top guards in the 2015 class she has proven her ability to play at the top level, recently scoring 17 points against Uconn to back up a program record 38 points for a Freshman against SMU that has seen her land the USBWA National Freshman of the week.
Both of these players highlight the quality that exists on the International recruiting trail, sometimes you have to be patient but when you pick up late signings like these two all NCAA coaches can see the value in international recruiting and the Blue Star Europe Report.