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Cardinal Signs Three

Nov 11, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford's Setsuko Ishiyama Director of Women's Basketball Tara VanDerveer announced the signings of three prep standouts to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday for the early signing period. Nunu Agara (Minnetonka, Minn./Hopkins), Chloe Clardy (Conway, Ark./Conway) and Courtney Ogden (Atlanta, Ga./Westminster School) will join the Cardinal ahead of the 2023-24 campaign.
A consistent force on the recruiting trail, Stanford's class is rated one of the best in the nation, checking in at No. 3 by espnW HoopGurlz.

"We are so happy to have three amazing student-athletes join us at Stanford next year," commented VanDerveer. "What stands out to me the most about this class is how physical, strong and skilled the three of them are and I can't wait to see how their careers unfold!"

Nunu Agara
6-2 • Minnetonka, Minn. • Hopkins
The first to commit to the Cardinal in the Class of 2023, Agara is a well-rounded, left handed player set to graduate from Hopkins High School in Minnesota next year. Recently named to the Naismith High School Trophy Preseason Watch List, Agara is ranked No. 37 in the class according to ESPN HoopGurlz. She won a gold medal with the USA U17 team at the 2022 FIBA World Cup in Hungary, averaging 6.9 points and 2.9 rebounds. She's been part of two Class 4A state championships in Minnesota and was the 2021 Prep Girls Hoops Minnesota Breakout Player of the Year. 

Agara is Stanford's first player from the state of Minnesota since Susan King Borchardt from 2001-05.

"Nunu is.a very talented, left-handed player that will play the 3/4 position," commented VanDerveer. "She has a scoring mentality, loves to rebound and is a very physical player. We love her energy, aggressiveness and versatility."

Chloe Clardy
5-9 • Conway, Ark. • Conway
Currently ranked No. 39 in the ESPN HoopGurlz recruiting rankings and the No. 1 player in The Natural State, Clardy helped Conway High School to a quarterfinal finish in the Class 6A state championship last season, going 28-2 while averaging 24.5 points, 7 rebounds and 3.4 steals per game. She was named the Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year in 2022 and is already a three-time all-state selection, eclipsing the 1,000 point mark in high school halfway through her sophomore season. 

Clardy is Stanford's first player ever from the state of Arkansas.
"We couldn't be happier that Chloe chose Stanford," said VanDerveer. "She's a 1-2 combo guard, but we think her standout strength is her defense. We know she'll be ready to contribute at both ends of the floor."

Courtney Ogden
6-1 • Atlanta, Ga. • Westminster School
Ranked No. 10 according to ESPN HoopGurlz, led the Wildcats in total points (367), points per game (21.6) and rebounds per game (8.6) through her sophomore season and shot 49% from the field (139-281 FG), while Averaging 19.9 points, 10.7 rebounds, 1.9 steals and 2.8 steals and shooting 42% from the field (206-488 FG) her freshman year.

She recently played for the USA U18 team this summer in Argentina, teaming up with current Stanford player Indya Nivar. Winning a gold medal, Ogden averaged 2.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.0 steals and 14.5 minutes per game.
"Courtney is plain and simple a pure and excellent scorer," commented VanDerveer. "She's a very physical player on both sides of the ball, loves to look for her 3-point shot and can knock them down."