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Jennah Isai, nation's No. 35 player, commits to Oregon Ducks

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The NCAA ended the recruiting dead period on June 1st allowing college programs to host recruits on unofficial and official visits.

Two days later, one of the recruits Oregon hosted this week has committed to Kelly Graves and the Ducks.

Four-star prospect Jennah Isai announced her commitment to the University of Oregon Thursday via her Twitter account.

The 6'0" combo-guard is rated as the nation's No. 8 wing and No. 35 overall player by ESPNW rankings in the 2022 class. 

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As a sophomore for Valley Vista High School in Surprise, AZ, Isai averaged 18.4 points, 6.8 rebounds. 5.2 assists, and 3.0 steals per game while helping the program win its third state championship in four seasons. 

Valley Vista is the same high school Taylor Chavez attended. 

Clay Kallam of MaxPreps ranked Isai as the best player in Arizona prior to her junior season.

"A tough, physical 6-0 combo guard who can not only get her own shots, but makes everyone around her better," he wrote. "She's a big reason Valley Vista starts the season in the MaxPreps Top 25."

In June 2020, Isai announed she would transfer to prep school Phoenix PHH Prep for the fall and winter seasons. However, she reversed courtse in August 2020 to return to Valley Vista.

 

“It was really a combination of things that led me back to Valley, basically I just missed home. I grew up in Valley’s gym with my dad and Matakas,” Jennah Isai stated in a Twitter interview via YourValley.com. “It’s close to home. Marissa returning as well didn’t hurt. I enjoyed practicing with Prep, but decided Valley is home.”

As for her junior season goals, she said she aims to "First, I would like to increase my stats from last year. Second, I want to work with my team to win state again. Third, I would like to get Gatorade Player of the Year."

Her junior season was cut short however after suffering a season-ending injury during the season but Valley Vista did repeat as 6A State Champions. 

Isai's father is the head coach of the Valley Vista High School varsity boy's team.

Erik Skopil of Duck Territory reports five-stars Chance Gray and Grace VanSlooten and four-star Kennedy Basham on campus along with USC transfer guard Endiya Rogers. The former Trojan announced a top-two of Arizona and Oregon last week.