Fresh from an email sent to me a short time ago by Frank Oliver Jr., coach of the H.D. Woodson High School Lady Warriors in D.C.:
Ronika Ransford will verbal to the University of Georgia after her official visit this weekend. She had officially visited Rutgers and Kentucky. She was scheduled to visit Cal and Louisville but made her decision Saturday night in Athens.
She said she “felt as if Coach (Andy) Landers could help me reach my full potential, and saw it as great opproutunity to become a better person on and off the court and mature as a young woman.”
Her H.D. Woodson High School Coach Frank Oliver, Jr. said, “She is a great student of the game and has a high basketball I.Q. to go along with exceptional skills and atheltic ability. There is no doubt in my mind she will make a major impact at the next level.”
Ransford is looking to lead Woodson to their fifth consectutive D.C.I.A.A. League title and Third Consectutive D.C. City Title this year, vs. The W.C.A.C. Champions. The Lady Warriors currently own a 58-game league winning streak in which Ransford’s senior class, including Courtney Cayard and Shanice Parker, have never lost a league game.
I wrote a story on the team last fall and talked to several of the players on the phone after speaking with Oliver. They’re a family-like bunch. Hope they have a good season this year.