One of LSU WBB's top targets names top 10 schools

On3 imageby:Matthew Brune03/17/24


LSU 2025 target Bella Hines revealed the top ten schools in her recruitment on Sunday afternoon, including LSU, Iowa, Baylor, Arizona, Florida State, Texas Tech, NC State, West Virginia, TCU, and Kansas State. 

Hines is the No. 31 prospect in the country out of Eldorado high School in New Mexico and is taking an official visit to LSU beginning March 22. The Tigers have been consistently recruiting her, traveling to watch her games and now getting her on campus.

Hines has emerged as one of the best scorers in the 2025 class, posting 40+ points multiple times in her junior season, including in the playoffs. At 5-foot-9, Hines is a dynamic shooter who LSU’s staff knows could help them continue to field one of the best offenses in the country.

In her junior season, Hines averaged 33 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game. As a sophomore, she averaged 30 points, and as a freshman she averaged 23 points. She became Eldorado’s all-time leading scorer this season and was named 1st-team All-Districy. She’s the only player from New Mexico in the top 60 of ESPN’s HoopGurlz rankings so far and she is AAU teammates with Aaliyah Chavez, the No.1 player in the country for 2025 – another player LSU is in the mix for.

LSU has a light class for 2024, with only Lafayette native Jada Richard signed at the moment, but with the talent in the 2025 class LSU is making moves on, it promises more results in the coming months as recruiting continues to pick up.

“I can’t answer that for recruits, but we’re all battling with each other, South Carolina isn’t the only school we go against,” Mulkey said back in February about recruiting in general. “In this business, you’re going to win some of those battles and you’re going to lose some. The crazy thing is you never know why a recruit chooses a school. Sometimes it’s close to home, sometimes it’s the players on the team, sometimes it’s being able to play quickly. Now, after being here for three years, it’s good to be a part of the conversation. Now, I don’t like just being in the top five. I don’t want to chase a wild goose, I want a legit shot at you. I think as we grow as a staff, I don’t care about numbers in front of kids’ names. There are so many overrated kids, then you watch those that don’t have a number in front of their names and they have great careers. I’m more into doing our homework, seeing who we like and let’s go after them and quickly eliminate those we don’t have a shot at

Stay tuned to the Bengal Tiger for the latest updates with women’s basketball recruiting 

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