This is the third part getting everyone up to speed with the recruiting of the four Montana D-1 basketball program. This post will look at Tricia Binford’s Montana State Women’s basketball program.
The Montana State women have only 2 seniors this year but additionally currently have three open scholarships on their current roster.
As a result the Bobcat Women should have a total of five scholarships to offer this year. That said though, in Binford’s tenure at Montana State she has never filled all 15 scholarships in any given year.
The Bobcats are well on their way to filling out their scholarships with three Montana players already committed to the program. The Montana Class A trio of 5-8 guard Kalli Durham of Miles City, 6-0 guard Jackie Elliot of Billings Senior and 6-2 post Kayla DeWit of Columbia Falls all committed to Binford’s program over the summer. which should leave two spots still to be filled.
The Bobcat women typically look to recruit high school players for the early period and that is matching what I am hearing right now. I believe that Bobcats also sent an assistant coach over to Australia this spring so I have to imagine they are looking at a handful of Australian high school players.
Just looking over the roster I have to imagine that the Bobcats are looking to sign at least one more post player for this year, and for the last scholarship I would imagine they might go for the “best player available”, but may just hold the scholarship until the spring (if they fill it at all).