The Bruins entered the hunt for one of Lonestar State’s freshmen.
Since the Class of 2022 was set in stone, coach Cori Close and the UCLA women’s basketball staff have had a brief slack for offers, but last week the Bruins returned to the recruitment track. Class of 2025 guard Aaliyah Chavez revealed that UCLA reached out to her and proposed to her, she announced via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.
Chavez has been racking up offers since his early days at Monterey High School (TX). Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas State, Louisville, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ohio State, SMU, Texas A&M, TCU, Texas Tech and West Virginia all offered the 5-foot-9 forward guard UCLA got involved.
Since UCLA’s bid, Arizona and Florida State have also come into the fold.
As it is still early in Chavez’s recruitment, ratings and star ratings are not available for the Class of 2025, but with the playmaker’s full offer so far, a consensus five-star rating is at hand. plan later. In the only top 25 ranking for 2025 available, ASGR Basketball ranked Chavez as the No. 1 player overall.
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Chavez burst onto the scene as a high-scoring guard and a facilitator for her teammates in her first season in Monterey.
Playing 39 games for the Plainsmen, averaging 25.7 points, 6.7 assists, 7.7 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 0.7 blocks per game. Chavez also shot 40% from beyond the arc and 85% from the free-throw line.
MaxPreps included Chavez on its 2021-22 All-America freshman team because of his large point total and efficient play in his freshman high school campaign.
Now that the high school basketball season is over, Chavez will move on to the Nike EYBL circuit where she will compete with CyFair Elite. She is the youngest player on the 17U roster and the only prospect in the Class of 2025.
There are likely to be several years to go before Chavez decides where she will go to college, but UCLA getting in early — like the 17 other schools that have offered — could help the Bruins gain favor with her recruiting.