Landers’ Lady Dogs land Washington D.C. point guard

Georgia women’s basketball coach Andy Landers received a huge verbal commitment over the weekend when Ronika Ransford, one of the top point guards in the country, told him she intends to sign with the Lady Bulldogs.

The 5-foot-6 senior at H.D. Woodson High in Washington D.C. chose the Bulldogs over Duke, Kentucky, Louisville, Rutgers and Cal. She will sign a letter-of-intent during the early signing period, which begins the week of Nov. 11. Rated the No. 14 college prospect nationally, Ransford was scheduled to make official visits to Louisville and Cal in coming weeks but canceled after committing to Landers during a visit to Athens this past weekend.

“I felt as if Coach Landers could help me reach my full potential and saw it as great opportunity to become a better person on and off the court and mature as a young woman,” said Ransford, who averaged 17 points a game as a junior.

“She’ll have a major impact,” Woodson coach Frank Oliver said. “She’s a program changer.”

That’s what Georgia needs. The Lady Bulldogs will be seeking to replace all-everything point guard Ashley Houts, who graduates after this season. Georgia hasn’t been making the deep postseason runs it’s accustomed to under Landers in recent years.

10 comments Add your comment

Chief Nock A Homa

September 28th, 2009
4:34 pm

chc4

September 28th, 2009
4:50 pm

Can she help the men’s team too? Gonna be another ugly year at Stegeman.

Lil Yo

September 28th, 2009
6:24 pm

chc4, I can’t stand people like you. NEGATIVITY NEGATIVITY NEGATIVITY!!!

Lil Yo

September 28th, 2009
6:25 pm

I didn’t finish my first comment… This story is about the young lady, not the men’s team.

jag528

September 28th, 2009
6:29 pm

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Great pickup for the Lady Dawgs. Thanks for reporting it.

virgilshouse

September 28th, 2009
8:25 pm

ITS girls basketball a waste of ink

HERBIE

September 28th, 2009
11:40 pm

ch4 You are a jack ass

HERBIE

September 28th, 2009
11:41 pm

virilshouse you are homo prick

chc4

September 29th, 2009
10:58 am

Hmm, strike a chord? Yeah, there’s no reason at all to be negative about the men’s team. Where on earth would I get the idea that they aren’t any good? Grow up Lil Yo.

Globals

October 3rd, 2009
12:27 am

all good things