Gensler provided a glimpse of what to expect from the freshmen, all of whom are Ohio recruits: 6-foot-2 forward Kyla Whitehead, of Pickerington Central; 5-11 forward Ella Skeens, of Chillicothe Southeastern; and 6-2 forward Amari Davidson, of Avon.
Gensler on Whitehead: "Kyla came in with a really good basketball IQ. She comes from a good program. Winning the state championship and playing in big moments, she's used to those kind of things. Physically, she came in really good shape. She displayed her versatility, her ability to go off the bounce or shoot the ball and really just defend. If you know Dayton women's basketball, it all starts with the defense. Her being able to defend multiple positions will put her in favorable positions. That's kind of been the highlight for her so far."
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Gensler on Skeens: "Ella comes in as a really good scorer. Playing in southeast Ohio, maybe the competition wasn't amazing all the time, but she played a really high level of AAU. Her ability to catch and shoot has been resonating with the team. You've got to get a hot hand on her. Getting the speed of the game is a big step for any freshman, but her offensive ability is coming along pretty well."
Gensler on Davidson: "Amari is really good at using her size and frame to her advantage. She has been able to take the things we are teaching and apply them. The speed of the game, especially in our practices with how fast we want to play, is so much faster than at the high school level, but she's understanding the concepts well. She's using her size and strength to her advantage. We just remind her that she is that strong and she can do those things on a daily basis. She's exciting."