CLEMSON, S.C. – Head Coach Amanda Butler and her staff added three players to the Clemson women’s basketball program this week. Gabby Elliott (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Edison Public Academy), Weronika Hipp (Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland/Eagles Landing Christian Academy (GA)), and Claire Neff (Bel Air, Md./Maryvale Prep) all signed national letters of intent to play for the Tigers beginning in 2020-21.
All three players are ranked in the top 50 nationally at their respective position, according to ESPNU’s HoopGurlz rankings. With the addition of Elliott, Butler has picked up her second five-start recruit in as many seasons with the Tigers (Danae McNeal, 2019).
Elliott is a 5-10 wing from Detroit, Mich., and is rated as a five-star prospect according to ESPN. HoopGurlz ranks Elliott No. 42 in its Top 100 for the 2020 signing class and the No. 6 wing in the country. Earlier this week, Elliott was named one of the 50 girls high school players to watch this season for the 2020 Jersey Mike’s Naismith Trophy for Girls High School Player of the Year. She was named USA Today Second Team Michigan and Detroit Free Press First Team All-State in 2019 and was twice named AP First Team Class C All-State (2017, 2018). She also played for the Michigan Storm Elite UAA.
Hipp is a 5-8 guard from Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland, who has played high school ball in McDonough, Ga., for Eagles Landing Christian Academy since 2017-18. Since coming to the United States, she has played well enough to earn a No. 30 position ranking from ESPN. Hipp played for Poland’s U16 Women’s European FIBA team and was named the MVP of the European FIBA championships. Hipp was also named Atlanta Journal Constitution Second Team Class A Private All-State in 2019.
Neff is a 6-2 forward from Bel Air, Md., and is ranked as the No. 37 player in her position by ESPN. Neff was named IAAM All-Conference in 2018-19 and was just recently named IAAM All-Conference in volleyball. Neff has scored over 1,000 points in her career at Maryvale and also played for the Philadelphia Belles, one of the nation’s top travel teams.