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San Diego State Women's Basketball: McKynzie Fort commits to SDSU

ESPN Top 100's McKynzie Fort will make her home on Montezuma Mesa next year.

Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODA

Tides seem to be turning for the San Diego State women's basketball team.

After a tough year in which former Head Coach Beth Burns left before the season in a retirement/firing scandal after video tape showed her slapping her assistant coach during a game and the team finished with a disappointing 13-17 record, things finally seem to be looking up.

The reason? Recruiting.

SDSU already signed Cheyenne Greenhouse, a three-star recruit from Moreno Valley, California. Greenhouse will bolster the young guard core at SDSU, and at 5-foot-10, she's a great defender and a scoring threat from multiple spots on the floor, according to For comparison, think Michael Carter-Williams of the Philadelphia 76ers.

Now the Aztecs will have four-star and ESPN Top 100 recruit McKynzie Fort in the 2014 backcourt. Fort, the Inland Valley Player of the Year, initially committed to the University of Oregon during the early signing period. However, according to the Daily Bulletin, recent family deaths made Fort want to play college basketball closer to her home in Fontana, California.

Fort, standing 5-foot-9, averaged 15.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.3 steals per game at Etiwanda High School, all while shooting 54 percent from the field.

According to, Fort is a highly athletic guard/forward combo who is active on the fastbreak, can finish with contact and smothers the boards. For comparison, think of former-Aztec Jamaal Franklin of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Look for these two recruits to made an immediate impact next season in Viejas Arena.