Women's Basketball Announces Signing Class

ORLANDO – Head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson announced the 2021 UCF women's basketball signing class on Thursday, inking four to National Letters of Intent.
Fatima Diakhaté, Amiya Evans, Savannah Henderson and Stefanie Ingram all hail from the Sunshine State.
The 2021 signing class features a pair of ESPN four-star players in Evans and Henderson, a two-time state champion and Player of the Year in Ingram and the tallest player of Coach ABE's tenure in Diakhaté.
"All four have really good basketball IQs," Coach ABE said. "Having four really good Florida kids coming in is great for our program. If we can keep Florida kids in state, we want to. It helps with their families, their high school and AAU teams being able to come to the games. A lot of the fans already know them."
Fatima Diakhaté
6-5 | C | Montverde, Fla.
Montverde Academy | Essence
Fatima Diakhaté raises the height of the roster, as she stands 6-foot-5. A native of Gatineau, Quebec, Diakhaté competed for Canada at the 2019 FIBA U16 Women's Americas Championship. Her uncle is Mamadou N'Diaye, an assistant coach for the UCF men's basketball team.

What Coach ABE's saying about Fatima:
"Fatima's got great size, great hands and a really good basketball IQ. She's been really well coached and knows the game really well. She brings a lot of size to us. I think her development in the post is going to skyrocket here."
Amiya Evans
6-1 | F | Tampa, Fla.
DME Academy | Miami Suns
Amiya Evans adds depth to UCF's post position. A four-star recruit, she's ESPN's No. 66 overall player in the class of 2022 and ranks 14th in her position. Evans is the daughter of NBA veteran Reggie Evans.

What Coach ABE's saying about Amiya:
"One thing we've never really had is a tall, physical four who can step out and shoot it. Amiya is the perfect stretch four for us. She's got great size and comes from a great basketball family. She has range – she can shoot from the high post and we're going to stretch her to hit some threes. She's got combo moves in the post. She can rebound; she can draw fouls. She can do a lot of the things that we're really good at offensively. She's got a lot of really good skill to her game."
Savannah Henderson
6-1 | G | Orlando, Fla.
Timber Creek HS | Hoop Dreams Elite
Savannah Henderson bolsters UCF's wing group. She is ranked 47th overall in the class of 2022 and is No. 10 in her position. Henderson is no stranger to the UCF program, as she is the daughter of UCF head coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson.

What Coach ABE's saying about Savannah:
"Defensively, we brought Savannah in to be that long, tall athletic guard like (Tay Sanders) up at the front of the press. She can play at the front of the press, wants to play at the front of the press. She loves to run and jump; she's super athletic, long and tall. She's got a beautiful shot. She can shoot from anywhere and she's not afraid to shoot it. She's really going to extend our game at the 3-spot with her three-point shot."

Stefanie Ingram
5-8 | PG | Orlando, Fla.
Lake Highland Prep | Hoop Dreams Elite
A back-to-back state champion with Lake Highland Prep, Stefanie Ingram was named the 2021 Sentinel Varsity Player of the Year after leading her high school team in assists (97) and steals (53) while averaging 9.5 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

What Coach ABE's saying about Stefanie:
"Stefanie is a really good point guard, a scoring guard. Her game resembles Diamond Battles. She's really gritty, really tough. She loves the game, plays hard. She's a great passer, comes in with a good midrange game and has developed to shoot threes now. She's coming from a winning program and is a great leader."
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