The Jamie Weisner and Sydney Wiese era at Oregon State has ended as they have moved on to careers in the WNBA. These are two of the best ladies that the Oregon State Women's Basketball has ever seen, but head coach Scott Rueck is not in the rebuilding business. His teams reload.
Oregon State signed a stellar 2017 recruiting class by bringing in five-star forward Taya Corosdale, four-star guard Aleah Goodman, and junior college center transfer Joanna Grymek. Rueck is very excited about the Beavs 2017 class.
Fast-forward to the 2018 recruiting class that Scott Rueck has put together - it's impressive.
5-foot-9 point guard Katie Mayhue was Oregon State's first commit of the 2018 class and is excited about her future at Oregon State. The cornerstone recruit of the class is 6-foot-9 post player Andrea Aquino, a five-star prospect and No. 6 overall recruit in the country.
The Beavers landed a third 2018 commitment last week as 5-foot-11 wing player Jasmine Simmons from Australia.
Last Wednesday, BeaversEdge.com first reported the news of a fourth commitment for Rueck's 2018 recruiting class.
6-foot-7 forward Patricia Morris is the newest commitment for the Beavs. She is from Duarte High School in Duarte, California. Morris committed to Oregon State the weekend of Mother's Day during an official visit.
"Oregon State had been recruiting me since last April, so I had been building a relationship with the coaches for a while," Morris told BeaversEdge.com. "I took an unofficial visit in November, and I loved Corvallis. I really liked the small town feel at Oregon State, and the support of the fans at the game was crazy.
"I really like all of the players, and the coaches are great. I watched their games on the Pac-12 Network and noticed how much they utilize their big players."
Morris took her visit this past week with Aquino, and they enjoyed the visit. They hung out with the Beaver players and were able to scrimmage with them as well (without the coaches present).
Morris has taken a strong liking to the OSU coaches.
"Coach Scott (Rueck) has been to my house, and coach Jonas (Chatterton) has been twice. Coach Brian (Holsinger) has called me a few times; he's hilarious.
"I think I've talked to coach Katie (Baker) the most. I practice my Mandarin with coach Eric (Ely). All of the coaching staff is so welcoming. Coach Scott has done a great job of creating a family environment at Oregon State."
Off the court, Morris is a "very family oriented person." On the court, her favorite post move is her hook shot.
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