Jaime Nared (Portland, Ore./Westview) verbally committed to the University of Tennessee women’s basketball program on Oct. 1. The 6-1 wing made her decision after visiting the Knoxville campus this past weekend (Sept. 28-30).
Nared, the No.5 prospect in the class of 2014 according to ESPN HoopGurlz, chose the Lady Vols in part because she loved how the Tennessee coaches "teach practice". She also said felt that the Vols' program would do the best job of preparing her for a potential pro career.
Offensively, Nared is very skilled as she is strong enough to handle inside duties and skilled enough to play on the perimeter. She has the ability to run an offense, knock down threes and drive the ball to the basket.
Nared averaged 23.7 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.7 steals last year as a junior.
Nared, who plans on majoring in Sports Broadcasting, also had Stanford, Ohio State and USC on her finalist list.
She is the third player from Oregon to commit to the Lady Vols the last two years -- joining two of her best friends and current freshmen Mercedes Russell and Jordan Reynolds.
Nared is the third player from the 2014 class to commit to the Lady Vols. 5-8 guard Alexa Middleton (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Riverdale), HoopsGurlz’s No. 28 prospect in the class, and 6-1 wing Kortney Dunbar (Edwardsville, Ill./Edwardsville), who is ranked as the 78th best prospect in the class.