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2017 Signing Class Ranked No. 1 in C-USA, No. 38 Nationally

November 14, 2016
By ODU Athletics

NORFOLK, Va. -- For the second consecutive year, head coach Karen Barefoot and the Old Dominion women's basketball program signed the top recruiting class in Conference USA, according to All Star Girls Report (ASGR). 

The four-player class, announced last Wednesday, is not only ranked first in the conference, but is also No. 38 nationally. ODU is ranked ahead of several Power 5 schools, including Wake Forest, Kansas, Missouri and Illinois. The national ranking is a five-spot improvement over last year's class that was ranked 43rd in the country.

The 2017 class, which is also the No. 1 class in the state of Virginia ranking ahead of VCU, Virginia Tech and Virginia, brings height to the Lady Monarch squad, as frontcourt players Dejah Carter and twins Janae and Janeen Camp are all 6-4 or taller. 5-10 guard Dazia Powell is the lone backcourt signee. 

Kelly Loftus, a 2016 transfer from Hofstra, will also be eligible in 2017-18. Loftus, a 5-10 guard, led Hofstra in scoring the past two seasons, averaging over 12 points per game in both 2014-15 and 2015-16.

View the complete ASGR Conference USA and National Rankings

“ODU is doing well, and this is a great class," said ASGR analyst Bret McCormick about this year's class. "Janeen Camp could be special, and Powell is a very, very good guard. They could both start immediately.”

For more information on the 2017 class, visit the Signing Day Central page

Janae Camp F 6-4 Portsmouth, Va. TPLS Academy BWSL Richmond
Janeen Camp C 6-5 Portsmouth, Va. TPLS Academy BWSL Richmond
Dejah Carter F 6-4 Chesterfield, Va. Cosby BWSL Richmond
Dazia Powell G 5-10 Raleigh, N.C. Millbrook Hoop Dreams Ath./NC Zoom

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