NO. 19 LONG ISLAND LUTHERAN
Location: Brookville, N.Y.
Preseason Rank: 19
2017-18 record: 16-7
Final 2017-18 Super 25 ranking: Unranked
One of the biggest days of the season for LuHi has already happened.
Three players signed Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 14. The trio will lead a Long Island team hoping to improve its record that doesn’t look as dominant as most other teams on the Super 25 due to the sheer difficulty of schedule.
Tamia Lawhorne, who signed with George Mason, averaged 12.9 points last season, according to Newsday. Emma Glezen, who committed to Loyola-Maryland, is the No. 11 ranked player on the Northeast Girls Recruiting list.
And then there’s Celeste Taylor, the five-star guard who is No. 7 at her position and No. 20 in the nation, according to ESPN. She was named Newday’s All-Long Island Player of the Year last season and played on the USA Basketball U17 team. She signed with Texas over schools including Stanford, Notre Dame and South Carolina.
With Taylor on the court surrounded by the strong supporting cast, Long Island looks like it will be a program to be trifled with this season.