NORMAN – Oklahoma women’s basketball head coach Sherri Coale announced the signing of three prospects to National Letters of Intent on Monday.
The Sooners will add forward Chloe Bloom (Weddeburn, Australia), guard Gabby Gregory (Sapulpa, Okla./Holland Hall Prep) and forward Liz Scott (Tomball, Texas/Klein Oak HS) to their roster for the 2019-20 season.
“This is a gritty collection of aggressive, competitive basketball players,” Coale said. “They each have entirely different skill sets, yet they are all wired in a similar way. I believe the class as a whole compliments our current roster in a great way.”
Liz Scott / Forward / Tomball, Texas
Scott is rated as a five-star recruit by Prospects Nation (No. 2 forward/No. 9 overall) and a four-star recruit by ESPN Hoop Gurlz (No. 15 wing/No. 76 overall). As a junior at Klein Oak High School, Scott averaged 16.2 points, 9.4 rebounds and 4.2 steals per game.
Scott, a 6-2 forward, finished her junior season with over 1,000 points scored for her prep career and is known as one of them most versatile athletes in the 2019 class. Scott has shown the ability to score in the paint, while also defending multiple positions defensively.
“I loved Liz as a young player because she just got things done,” Coale said of Scott. Each time I would watch her team, I would walk away impressed by the way she impacted the game. She is strong and explosive, and she’s always involved — on both ends of the floor
Gabby Gregory / Guard / Sapulpa, Okla.
A 5-11 guard, Gregory was named the Tulsa World’s Prep Player of the Year after averaging 31.2 points per game as a junior, crossing the 2,000-point mark after her third prep season. The Sapulpa, Okla., native is ranked as the No. 23 guard and No. 87 overall prospect by ESPN Hoop Gurlz, while Prospects Nation tabs Gregory as the No. 22 guard and No. 112 overall prospect in the 2019 class.
As a junior, Gregory was a 2018 All-USA Oklahoma first team selection by USA Today Sports and is a two-time second team Super 5 pick by the Oklahoman.
“Gabby does things it looks like she shouldn’t be able to do,” Coale stated. “She’s an incredibly skilled scorer, as her accolades and stats attest to, but her greatest trait is her competitive edge. She just makes things happen. Gabby plays with her will as a weapon, and in so doing, she makes the people around her better.”
Chloe Bloom / Forward / Wedderburn, Australia
Bloom, a 6-3 forward from Wedderburn, Australia, is regarded as one of the top international prospects in the 2019 class and considered a four-star recruit by Prospects Nation. She averaged a double-double at the 2017 U18 Australia Nationals with 11.1 points and 10.7 rebounds per game. Bloom was selected to compete for a roster spot on Australia’s U17 Oceania Championships team this past summer.
Bloom plans to enroll at OU in January and redshirt during the second semester. She is the second Australian to sign with the Sooners joining Jamie Anderson, who played at OU from 1997-99.
“Chloe has had tremendous exposure to high level basketball and has come out of each experience a more polished, more confident player,” Coale said. “She is a strong, aggressive post player who will be able to join us for practice in the second semester — which should be an advantage for our current season as well as our future. I can’t wait to get on the court with her.”