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.