- Glenn Nelson, ESPNHS HoopGurlz
The last 12 months for the Rutgers' women's basketball program have been interesting to say the least. The Scarlet Knights shocked many by their impressive run to the NCAA Championship game. They endured the nonsense that was Don Imus, which took away from what was a magical season. To boot, assistant coach Jollette Law decided to take the head coaching position at Illinois.
Things started going right for the program on the recruiting front this month when Nikki Speed, the outstanding point guard from Pasadena, Calif., choose Rutgers over numerous programs from across the nation. Add to that the No. 9 player in the country in Brooklyn Pope, who recently gave her verbal commitment to coach C. Vivian Stringer.