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Posted on Fri, Feb 24, 2012 : 12:11 p.m.

Two Michigan women's basketball recruits among five finalists for Miss Basketball award

By Staff

Two members of the Michigan women's basketball team's incoming recruiting class are among the top five finalists for the state of Michigan's Miss Basketball award.


Inkster's Kelsey Mitchell battles for a rebound against Grand Rapids Catholic Central last season.

Grand Rapids Press

Kelsey Mitchell of Inkster and Madison Ristovski of Grosse Pointe University Liggett are part of a four-player class that signed letters of intent with Michigan on Nov. 9.

They are also finalists for award, presented by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan and the Detroit Free Press, given to the state's best senior player. The finalists were announced by the Free Press on Friday.

The other finalists include Branndais Agee, a guard from Detroit Cass Tech headed to Michigan State, and two players that are undecided on where they'll play college basketball: Detroit Pershing guard Caprice Dennis and Detroit Country Day guard Aerial Powers.

BCAM members vote for the award. The winner will be announced March 12.

Michigan junior guard Jenny Ryan was the last Miss Basketball winner to play at Michigan. She was selected from from a 2008-09 field that included six finalists - including future Wolverines Rachel Sheffer (third) and Nya Jordan (sixth).

Current Michigan freshman Nicole Elmblad was runner-up for the award last season.

Michigan's recruiting class also includes Symone Denham of Columbus, Ohio, and Rebecca Lyttle of Hollywood, Fla.



Sat, Feb 25, 2012 : 5:56 a.m.

Nice to see an article on the womens team. You did fail to mention what a bust boreseth has been. Michigan has not been in the hunt for a big ten title since he got here. They can not even make the NCAAs. This current team is his players and he has not developed them nor brought in the necessary talent to compete at the highest level of the big ten. Time for a change.

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Sat, Feb 25, 2012 : 2:38 a.m.

With our returning players and this tremendous recruiting class coming in, we should be one of the favorites for the big ten title