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Louisville Secures Commitment From '24 G Izela Arenas

The guard from California, who is the daughter of former NBA All-Star Gilbert Arenas, is the fourth commitment for the Cardinals in the 2024 recruiting class.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Jeff Walz and the Louisville women's basketball program have won another high-profile recruiting battle, this time landing a prospect with a well-known father in the basketball world.

Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon guard Izela Arenas, a top-100 prospect in the Class of 2024, has given her verbal pledge to the Cardinals.

Arenas is the daughter of former NBA star Gilbert Arenas, who was a three-time All-Star with the Washington Wizards from 2004 to 2007. The elder Arenas also played for the Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic and Memphis Grizzlies during his 12 years in the NBA.

The 5-foot-9 guard is more than just the daughter of a former NBA star. She is ranked as the No. 54 guard and No. 94 prospect in the 2024 cycle according to ESPN, and is regarded as a four-star prospect by the metric.

As a junior, Arenas helped guide Sierra Canyon to a 31-1 overall record this past season. The Trailblazers were No. 1 high school team in the nation for the majority of the 2022-23 season before Etiwanda in the CIF Open Division regional finals.

She also won the Queen of the Court event back in May, which is a one-on-one showcase that pits some of the top female high school basketball players in the nation. Arenas took down Jaloni Cambridge, the No. 3 prospect in the Class of 2024, in the Queen of the Court final.

Louisville now sports a four-person recruiting class in the 2024 cycle with Arenas' commitment, joining Detroit (Mich.) Renaissance forward Anaya Hardy and Australian post Isla Juffermans.

(Photo of Izela Arenas: Heston Quan via High School SI) 

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