January 13, 2021 

Lauren Betts commits to Stanford

The 2022 No. 1 prospect has officially declared her intent to play at Stanford in 2022

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Lauren Betts, the ESPNW No. 1-ranked player in the class of 2022, announced on Twitter late Wednesday morning that she had committed to Stanford.

According to ESPNW, Betts is Stanford’s first 2022 commit, and only the fourth recruit to officially declare her intentions of where she’ll be playing college ball. During the summer of 2020, Betts had narrowed her list down to nine schools and ultimately chose the current No. 1 Cardinal over the likes of UConn, South Carolina, Louisville, Baylor, and others.

A 6-foot-7 post player out of Centennial, Colorado, who plays at Grandview High School. Betts was named to the Colorado High School Athletic Association 5A All-State First-Team in 2020. With elite shot-blocking ability, a dominant low-post arsenal of moves, an up-tempo, high-motor play style, and an emerging face-up game, Betts is as close to a do-everything post prospect as you can get.

Betts is Stanford head coach Tara VanDerveer’s third top-three recruit since 2019, joining fellow No. 1 prospect Haley Jones (2019) and former No. 3 prospect Cameron Brink (2020). According to The Athletic, Betts has averaged 15.1 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks per game during her two seasons at Grandview.

Written by Jake Caccavaro

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