Rellah Boothe from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.) signed with the University of Texas women’s basketball program Friday, giving the Longhorns No. 3 and No. 4 ranked players in the Class of 2017.
Boothe, a 6-1 forward, is ranked as the No. 3 overall player and No. 1 forward by ESPNw Hoop Gurlz rankings. She joins Chasity Patterson, a 5-6 point guard from North Shore (Houston) who signed with Texas this week during the early signing period.
And Boothe thinks her No. 3 rankings is too low.
“A lot of people are underestimating me,” Boothe told ESPNw. “Me being No. 3 is very false. I feel very disrespected. I’m not bragging or boasting. I just have confidence.”
Boothe was selected to the American Family Insurance ALL-USA Preseason Team this season and made the ALL-USA third team as a junior. She averaged averaged 22.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and nearly two assists and two steals per game in her first season at IMG. She spent two seasons at Potter’s House Christian in Jacksonville.
Last summer, she played for the USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team that won gold at FIBA America U18 Championship.