Iowa women's basketball: Hawkeyes ink three as part of early signing period

Dargan Southard
Hawk Central
Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder speaks with reporters during Hawkeye women's basketball media day on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018, at Carver-Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City.

IOWA CITY, Ia. — The Iowa women’s basketball team inked three Wednesday as part of the early signing period.

Gabbie Marshall, Megan Meyer and McKenna Warnock all signed with the Hawkeyes, head coach Lisa Bluder announced. Scholarship-wise, those three will offset the upcoming departures of seniors Megan Gustafson, Hannah Stewart and Tania Davis.

"We welcome Gabbie, Megan and McKenna to our Hawkeye family," Bluder said in a news release. "All three are versatile guards who can handle and shoot the ball well.  Megan and McKenna both won national AAU championships this summer, while Gabbie comes from a legendary high school and AAU program in Cincinnati.

"They are tremendous players, but even better young women who will complement our culture here at Iowa."

Warnock, ranked as ESPN’s No. 86 overall prospect in the 2019 class, is the prized get. The 6-foot-1 guard/forward combo from Marshall, Wisconsin, averaged 28.5 points and 12.9 rebounds per game last season.

She committed last month, reportedly choosing Iowa over Stanford, Arizona, Marquette and Wisconsin.

Marshall, a 5-foot-9 guard from Mount Notre Dame High School in Cincinnati, had been committed since Oct. 27. The point guard prospect selected Iowa over offers from Marquette and Xavier, among others.

Meyer, a Mason City native and younger sister of current Iowa junior Makenzie Meyer, had been committed the longest of the three. The 5-foot-8 guard pulled the trigger in June 2017. The Meyer sisters will have one season together as teammates.

As a prep junior, Megan Meyer averaged 25.1 points per game while shooting 48 percent. Her scoring total led Class 4A and ranked fourth across all classes.

Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.