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NC State Women's Basketball

NC State Women's Hoops 2022 Recruiting Board

May 18, 2020

Wes Moore and his staff could sign as many as four prospects in the 2022 recruiting class, but with the transfer portal an option it’s possible NC State chooses to hold spots to dip into the portal after the season.

From a roster perspective, the Wolfpack will need to replace seniors Raina Perez, Kai Crutchfield, and Kayla Jones. Also, center Elissa Cunane is likely to enter the WNBA draft following her true senior season.

Here is a look at where things stand with several 2022 high school prospects.  As of now we aren’t listing any wings as we believe State is still evaluating that position.

NOTE: The Inside Pack Sports Hoops Recruiting Board is in no way connected with the NC State coaching staff. This board is for our readers to remain updated with the recruitment of players who have shown an interest in NC State and/or received interest from the Wolfpack.

We believe NC State is looking to sign a combination of four players from the prospects listed below in the 2022 class, not including potential transfer portal options.  We’ve listed who we consider top targets, but there are others on the board as options as well.

Multiple targets are options at this time for NC State at the guard position.

G Ta’Niya Latson
Atlanta, GA
High School: Westlake
Height: 5-8

Recruiting Service Star Rank Overall Rank Position Rank
ESPN ***** No. 17 No. 3 Guard
ASGR ***** No. 40 N/A

NC State has prioritized Ta’Niya Latson in the recruiting process, and it’s easy to see why... she’s one of the top guards in the country.

A dynamic scorer, Latson can play on or off the basketball.  She's known for her scoring ability but is also a two-way player, as she’s a strong defender.

School List: Latson has a top eight of NC State, Texas, Florida State, Baylor, Kentucky, Georgia, Virginia Tech, and Miami.

She has already made official visits to NC State, Texas, and Florida State.  Latson is expected to announce as early as this week.

ESPN Scouting Report: Explosively athletic guard brings attack mode in transition game; aggressive defender, disruptor finishes plays from turnovers; emerging perimeter game threat.

G Indya Nivar
Apex, NC
High School: Apex Friendship
Height: 5-9

Recruiting Service Star Rank Overall Rank Position Rank
ESPN **** No. 54 No. 12 Guard
ASGR **** No. 42 N/A

Like Latson, Indya Nivar is known for her scoring ability.

A local product, Nivar has been a fixture the last couple of years with the Carolina Flames AAU program and has shined on Nike’s EYBL circuit.  

She averaged 24 points, eight rebounds, five steals, and five assists this past season for Apex Friendship.

School List: Nivar's recruitment has been relatively quiet, but NC State, Stanford, and North Carolina, among others, are pursuing.

ESPN Scouting Report: Athletic guard manufactures, rises on jumper in mid-range game to the arc; handles and pressures the defense in transition game; quick-leaper, rebounds and pushes tempo coast-to-coast; tough to contain off the bounce; a stock-riser in the class of 2022.

G Shay Ciezki
Buffalo, NY
High School: St. Mary’s
Height: 5-7

Recruiting Service Star Rank Overall Rank Position Rank
ESPN **** No. 40 No. 10 Guard
ASGR **** No. 72 N/A

Capable of playing point guard and shooting guard, Shay Ciezki seems to be an ideal fit in State’s system with her shooting ability.

Ciezki averaged 25 points, seven assists, seven rebounds, and four steals as a junior while shooting 50 percent from the field.

Her playmaking ability is coveted and she has a chance to be a strong player on the next level. 

School List: Ciezki has offers from NC State, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Syracuse, Dayton, and Penn State, among others.

She has already taken an official visit to NC State.

ESPN Scouting Report: Confident lead-guard with combo-game keeps the defense honest to the arc; handles and dishes in transition, weaves through the defense with vision; penetrates and attacks the rim; defends, disrupts.

G Tonie Morgan
Tallahassee, FL
High School: Florida
Height: 5-10

Recruiting Service Star Rank Overall Rank Position Rank
ESPN ***** No. 23 No. 6 PG
ASGR **** No. 46 N/A

Capable of playing both guard positions, Tonie Morgan averaged 20 points and seven rebounds this past season.  

Morgan's versatility and ability to play both ends of the floor at a high level are a big reason why she's considered one of the top guards in her class.

School List: Morgan has cut her list to NC State, Kentucky, Florida State, North Carolina, Florida, Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, and Oregon.

She made a NC State official visit back in June and has also taken an official visit to Ole Miss.  

ESPN Scouting Report: Athletic floor-leader, explosive in uptempo game; tough to contain in the open court, a speed merchant with a scorer's mentality; rises on jumper in mid-range game to the arc; best in transition, blows by defenders enroute to the rim; among the elite guards in the class of 2022.

G Kennedy Cambridge
Ensworth, TN
High School: Ensworth
Height: 5-9

Recruiting Service Star Rank Overall Rank Position Rank
ASGR **** No. 59 N/A

Another combo guard, Cambridge is a player NC State is pursuing from Tennessee, where the Wolfpack staff has strong connections.

A high-motor player with versatility, Cambridge has scheduled a September official visit with NC State.

School List: Cambridge has offers from NC State, Virginia Tech, Miss. State, and Oklahoma, among others


NC State must land another post in this class to help potentially replace Elissa Cunane.

P Kyla Oldacre
Mason, OH
High School: William Mason
Height: 6-5

Recruiting Service Star Rank Overall Rank Position Rank
ESPN ***** No. 26 No. 5 Post
ASGR ***** No. 31 N/A

Highly coveted, Oldacre has as much upside as any recruit in the 2022 class.

A developing post player, she can impact the floor on both ends of the court.  Obviously given her size and athleticism she's going to be a major target for a plethora of programs.

School List: Oldacre has offers from NC State, South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia Tech, FSU, and Tennessee, among others

ESPN Scouting Report: Low-post prospect brings imposing size, shot blocking presence to the front court; rebounds and initiates the fast break; offers emerging back-to-basket game skills; superb mobility in uptempo game; potential.

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