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Kara Lawson Strikes Again

Two recruits in less than a week

Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JANUARY 09: Assistant coach Kara Lawson of the Boston Celtics passes the ball prior to the game against the Philadelphia 76ers at the Wells Fargo Center on January 9, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Kara Lawson has struck again on the recruiting trail. Days after getting a commitment from Canadian Emma Koabel, Lawson won a commitment from Lee Volker.

A 5-11 guard, Volker is seen as a three-star recruit, but as we usually say, don’t put much stock in that. There are a handful of players every year who appear to be can’t miss prospects, and others are still maturing physically and refining their games.

David Robinson, Dennis Rodman and Scottie Pippen were complete unknowns and we don’t think anyone had any idea how good Alana Beard was when she committed to Duke. Chris Burgess was more highly regarded than Elton Brand. No one ever knows for sure how a player will turn out. You can’t really take the rankings seriously.

Remember too that recruiting now, without in-person contact, is tricky and more so without even one game on your coaching record.

Incidentally, Volker attends Paul VI so she may have a friend when she arrives since Jeremy Roach also attended Paul VI.

Or at least we think so: the Chronicle says that Volker’s Paul VI is in Purcellville, Virginia, while says that Roach’s Paul VI is in Leesburg. However, the Paul VI website says that it’s actually in Chantilly.

We’re pretty sure that at least one of them is up there somewhere.

Correction - Roach’s bio says his hometown is Leesburg.