'Hoos revamp roster with Thompson's first class

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- Tina Thompson's second team as women's basketball coach at Virginia will look a lot different than her first team.

UVA announced Thompson's first recruiting class on Thursday. It includes six players who will join the Wahoos this coming season, supplementing a roster that had included just four players who appeared on the floor for the Cavaliers last season.

Shemera Williams, a 5-8 point guard from Milwaukee, is the most highly-regarded of Thompson's six incoming recruits. According to ESPN's Class of 2019 rankings, Williams is the No. 55 overall player and No. 13 point guard in the class. The website has Williams, the two-time state player of the year in Wisconsin and the state's No. 2 all-time scorer, rated as a four-star recruit.

Three other incoming freshmen are rated as three-star recruits by ESPN -- Miller, a 6-0 guard who was a three-time first-team all-state selection at Thomas A. Edison High School in Alexandria; Kylie Kornegay-Lucas, a 5-10 guard from Maryland; and Meg Jefferson, a 6-3 forward from Australia.

Thompson's class is rounded out by two other guards -- 5-7 Yanni Hendley from Delaware, and 5-9 Dylan Horton from Los Angeles.

That recruiting class joins a roster that includes rising seniors Jocelyn Willoughby (who averaged a team-leading 14.8 points and 8.2 rebounds last season), Dominique Toussaint (11.1 ppg) and Lisa Jablonowski (7.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg), who all played in all 31 games for last year's 12-19 team.

Another senior, 6-9 center Felicia Aiyeotan, is back as well, after playing in just seven games last season because of a knee injury. Third-year guard Amadine Toi has missed her first two seasons because of two separate injuries, while sophomore forward Dani Lawson sat last season after transferring from Purdue.

The Wahoos lost senior Mone Jones from last year's team, plus guards Brianna Tinsley (James Madison) and Erica Martinsen (San Diego) to transfer, and forward Shakyna Payne (Middle Tennessee State) as a graduate transfer. Guard Khyasia Caldwell also left the team to focus on her track career at UVA.