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WVU Women’s Basketball Places in Top 12 for Top 30 2025 Recruit



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As WVU women’s basketball is having a great season so far on the court, they are also excelling off the court, as they placed in the top 12 schools for one of the best players in the  Class of 2025.

Zhen Craft, who ESPN HoopGurlz ranks No. 28 in the Class of 2025 Super 60, placed WVU women’s basketball in her top 12 schools on Monday. They join ACC schools in Florida State, Miami, NC State, Notre Dame and Virginia, SEC schools in Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, as well as Maryland and Big 12 foe UCF.

Craft plays for Bishop McNamara High School in Forestville, Md., a suburb just southeast of Washington, D.C. She shares the court with a number of great players, including South Carolina commit and No. 12 in the ESPN HoopGurlz Class of 2024 in point guard Madisyn McDaniel, as well as ESPN HoopGurlz Class of 2027 watchlist guard Qandace Samuels.

Bishop McNamara is one of the best teams in the country and currently 21-3 overall and 10-0 in the Washington Catholic league, thanks in large part to Craft. She also plays for travel basketball for Team Takeover (DC) in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL).

Craft stands at 6-foot-2 and plays both small forward and power forward. She has incredible footwork, allowing her to move about in the post and mid-range to create space for her shot. Craft possesses a beautiful jump shot, which is not only efficient, but difficult for defenders to stop with her height and wingspan. She also excels driving to the basket on the fast break and through contact.

Outside of her offensive capabilities, Craft is a staunch defender. She moves her feet well to stop players from blowing by her to the basket and also uses her wingspan to block shots, easily contest shots and get steals from time to time.

WVU women’s basketball also made a top list of schools for two players in the Class of 2025, in guard Caliyah DeVillasee and forward Logyn Greer from Pennsylvania.

DeVillasee, who ESPN HoopGurlz ranks as the No. 40 player in the country in her class, placed them in her top eight schools on Feb. 2. She plays in Maryland as well for Our Lady of Good Counsel in Olney. She also commented on an Instagram post with Craft’s top 12 schools, writing, “where we goin gang⁉️”

West Virginia is 20-3 on the season and 9-3 in Big 12 play and holds the No. 24 ranking in the most recent AP Poll. First-year head coach Mark Kellogg and staff have not only excelled on the court, but also off the court, as they try to build for the future of the program with recruits like DeVillasee, Craft and Greer.

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