Posted On: 06/19/22 12:45 PM

The top-ranked player in the state in 2023 has come off the boards.

Incarnate Word Academy standout Natalie Potts Natalie Potts 6'2" | PF Incarnate Word | 2023 State MO gave a verbal commitment to Nebraska this weekend.

The versatile 6’2” forward made her announcement on her Twitter account. She is currently the No. 1 player in the current Prep Girls Hoops Missouri Class of 2023 rankings. Potts received numerous Division 1 offers, but she ended up choosing Nebraska over Gonzaga, Belmont and Creighton.

”I was down to Nebraska and Gonzaga and at the end of the day I wanted to be closer to home,” Potts said. “I loved both a lot. The coaching staffs and universities were what I wanted. I just wanted family to be able to come watch and visit.”

Potts has been a force during the past two seasons for the Red Knights, who won back to back Class 6 state championships while achieving a national ranking. She has been both the leading scorer and rebounder for both of those powerful teams.

As a junior, Potts averaged 19.3 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.3 steals for the 29-0 Red Knights. As a sophomore, she averaged 20.7 points and 9.3 rebounds while shooting 57 percent

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