Clemson, S.C. – Clemson women’s basketball head coach Amanda Butler and her staff announced the addition of Tadassa Brown (Lansing, Mich./Columbia Central HS), Ale’jah Douglas (Omaha, Neb./Western Nebraska CC) and Ruby Whitehorn (Detroit, Mich./Detroit Edison Public Academy) to National Letters of Intent (NLI) to join Team 48 and begin play for the Tigers in 2022-23.
This year’s signing class is ranked 19thby the All-Star Girls Reports (ASGR) and 18th in the JR All-Star 2022 National class rankings.
Tadassa Brown • Post • 6-3 • Lansing, Mich. • Columbia Central HS
Ranked No. 125 on ASGR…averaged 11 ppg, 10.2 rpg, 2.1 bpg…1st Team All-LCAA and All-State BCAM (Michigan) Best Selection last year.
Coach Butler on Brown
“She makes us bigger and that’s always a good thing. From a basketball standpoint, this is a young woman that will make us bigger in the paint. She’s an outstanding person whose best basketball is ahead of her and she’s a tremendous amount of untapped potential. I think we’re going to see her blossom into a great ACC competitor. I knew that I wanted her to be a part of our program because of who she is and her who factor. The things she’s about, the way she loves people, the way she sees life, she fits with the way that we do things, and she is 100% a TLC.”
Ale’jah Douglas • Guard • 5-6 • Omaha, Neb. • Western Nebraska CC
The No. 1 JUCO player and No. 1 JUCO point guard on Collegiate Girls Basketball Report by Dan Olson…averaged 19 ppg, 5 apg, 4 spg and 2:1 assist/turnover ratio…NJCAA Academic All-American…NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American.
Coach Butler on Douglas
“Super dynamic scorer and an elite competitor. A student of the game and will be one of the most dynamic points guards to play the position. She is one of the top JOCO players in the country. She has an elite mindset and plays fearlessly. She will be a fantastic addition to our backcourt.”
Ruby Whitehorn • Guard • 6-0 • Detroit, Mich. • Detroit Edison Public Academy
Ranked No. 15 overall according to ESPN’s HoopGurlz rankings…Ranked No. 27 in the Jr. All-Star Player Rankings…averaged 19.5 ppg, 12.5 rpg., 3.5 steals…AP Division 2 1st team All-State (Michigan)…Detroit Free Press Division 2 1st team All-State…currently ranked the No. 1 player in the state of Michigan…ranked No. 13 on ASGR (All-Star Girls Report). Whitehorn was also named to the 2022 Jersey Mike’s Naismith High School Trophy Girls Watch List.
Coach Butler on Whiteborn
“Ruby is just a huge addition to our family. She is ranked very high and that’s great, but she is even more impactful than where ESPN has her ranked. She is in that elite category of perimeter players. She’s got size, she’s got length, and she’s got a broad skillset. She fits our style of play, she fits our culture, she’s a Clemson kid. She has high aspirations academically and I think she chose us for the right reasons and that she’ll be a tremendous addition to our family.”