Recruiting Rundown: Parrish, Gandy, Sireni

Recruiting Rundown: Parrish, Gandy, Sireni
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Sydney Parrish of Fishers, Indiana, has been a consistent fixture in the ELITE25 rankings for the class since its’ inception. Even as a seventh grader, her talent was already evident to our staff. She will provide Kelly Graves with a bigger wing prospect unlike any that the Ducks have had during the past two seasons.

Sydney Parrish

Indiana, Class of 2020




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Parrish’s versatility and skill set allow her to impact the game offensively at all three levels. She even has the ball skill to serve as a secondary ball handler against pressure or as an emergency point guard if need be due to foul trouble or injury. Parrish can shoot the ball as well as anyone in the class but also has shown the ability to create off the bounce for herself and her teammates. In that regard, Oregon fans can expect her to be impactful early in her career.


Defensively, Parrish has the length and IQ to be a quality position defender. Knowing the scouting report to a T will allow her to be a vocal quarterback on the hardwood. Adding that layer to her game would allow Parrish to be on the floor enough to be in the mix for PAC 12 Freshman of the Year honors.


-- Brandon Clay



Talia Sireni

Talia Sireni

Canada, Class of 2019


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Canadian standout Talia Sireni, a 5-10 guard from Surrey, B.C., made a visit to San Diego State University last weekend.  She left the visit with an offer and shortly after committed to being an Aztec.  The three-star lefty combo guard joins another player from the northwest, Isabella Hernandez, a 6-1 forward from Bellingham, Washington, in the SDSU 2019 class. Both players offer terrific athleticism and versatility.  Both can play multiple positions on the court both offensively and defensively.

Clay's Take:
Sireni is a big guard with the skill set and versatility to make things happen in the backcourt. At San Diego State, I can envision her playing either wing position with the flexibility to spend minutes at the 1 or the 4 as an emergency option if need be. In that way, Sireni is a rarity in the game today as a player capable of seeing action at four positions.


Sydney Gandy

Sydney Gandy

California, Class of 2020






Idaho picked up a 2020 point guard commitment from Sydney Gandy of Cerritos, California.  The 5-6 prospect from Los Alamitos High School and the Cal Swish EYBL club program was also a standout at Check Me Out SoCal showcase in both 2017 and 2018.  Gandy was also being recruited by Cal Baptist, Eastern Washington, Fresno State, Hawaii and SDSU.

Hansen's Take:

Gandy is a crafty point guard with the handle and wiggle to keep defenders off balance.  We've seen her use this combination to set teammates up on drive and kick as well as find scoring opportunities.  In Idaho's uptempo style of play she should really shine.


Brandon Clay serves as the WNBA Director of Scouting for and owns The International Report, which is picked up by more than 150 colleges and universities nationwide. He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is chairman of the HS Boys / Girls Board of Selectors and is on the McDonald’s All-American Selection Committee. He also is the publisher of


Chris Hansen is managing editor of and serves on the McDonald’s All-American and Naismith Trophy selection committees.  He was a co-founder of and the national director of scouting for ESPN HoopGurlz from 2005 until 2012 and is the director of the Check Me Out Showcase and ELITE is EARNED events.  He can be reached at

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