Niele Ivey is at it again. Ivey, the newly crowned head coach of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball team, cot a commitment on Sunday from 5-Star guard Sonia Citron for the 2021 class.
So blessed and excited to announce my commitment to the University of Notre Dame. Thank you to everyone that has helped me along the way. I wouldnt be where i am today without you. GO IRISH ☘️ @ndwbb @NDHoopsRecruits @PhilaBelles @MikeFlynn826 @klhoops @TUSAthletics @usabjnt pic.twitter.com/Q8hOJ5kNtU— Sonia Citron (@CitronSonia) April 26, 2020
Citron, from Scarsdale New York and Ursuline high school, is the #16 ranked player in the country according to ESPN, and was part of USA’s U16 National team.
ESPN had this evaluation on Citron:
Agile guard consistently manufactures shots to the arc; poised back court performer executes in half-court game; unselfish persona, distributes, reads spacing, knocks down jumpers with regularity; continues as an elite back court prospect in the class of 2021.
This comes just days after the Irish got a commitment from the #2 player in the 2021 class, Olivia Miles.
The Irish had an extremely disappointing season in 2019-2020 going 13-18 overall with an 8-10 record in the ACC. It was a far cry from what the heights that the program had seen over the last 20 years with Final Four appearances and National Championships. One of the issues plaguing the Irish was a lack of overall talent and playmakers on the team. Miles and Citron, it appears, would help that cause tremendously.