The intense recruiting race to land NEPA Elite Clark 17U forward and Dunmore High School junior Ciera Toomey took a major step forward Sunday evening.
Toomey trimmed the list of National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I basketball programs she is considering to eight in an announcement on her Twitter account.
The Hoop Group Showcase League 17U Most Valuable Player and first-team Class 3A high school all-state choice by Pennsylvania sports writers listed Connecticut, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, Northwestern, Penn State, Vanderbilt and Villanova.
Toomey is listed as the No. 3 prospect nationally in the girls basketball Class of 2023 by HoopGurlz Recruiting Rankings on ESPN.com
Playing two years above her age group, then one year above, Toomey led the NEPA Elite Clark team to HGSL titles in each of the team’s first two years. Dunmore has lost just two games in her two seasons, winning Lackawanna League Division 3 title both years.
Toomey has more than 20 full scholarship offers, non-scholarship opportunities to play in Ivy League and additional major programs following and communicating with her.