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Dayton women’s program adds third recruit to 2020 class

Published: Saturday, August 31, 2019 @ 9:54 AM

The Dayton women’s basketball team huddles before a game in 2018 at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff
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The Dayton women’s basketball team huddles before a game in 2018 at UD Arena. David Jablonski/Staff(Staff Writer)

The Dayton Flyers women’s basketball team received its second verbal commitment of the week from a member of the class of 2020 as Bailee Adkins, of Huntington, W.Va., announced her decision.

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Adkins, a 5-foot-7 senior point guard at Huntington St. Joseph’s High School, originally committed to DePaul but decided to stay closer to home after the death of her dad Mike, 42, in May, according to the Huntington Herald Dispatch.

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"After my dad's accident, I decided I wanted to be closer to my family," Adkins told the paper. "Dayton is a really good school. I visited and I liked it and my dad liked it, too."

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Adkins joins Mount Notre Dame senior guard Makira Cook, who committed to Dayton on Wednesday, and  Anna LeMaster, a guard from Frederick, Md., who committed in February, in UD’s 2020 recruiting class.

Adkins averaged 11.1 points, 5.4 assists, 4.0 rebounds and 4.5 steals per game as a junior.