For the second time in her 2017 recruiting class, Gophers women's basketball coach Marlene Stollings landed one of the top players in Michigan with a commitment from three-star guard Deja Church on Thursday.

Church, a 5-foot-10 senior at Lathrup High School in Southfield, Mich., joins four-star wing Destiny Pitts from Detroit Country Day High School in Minnesota's class.

She also considered schools such as Stanford, Oklahoma State, Michigan and DePaul, according to her profile. Church is a four-star prospect on's recruiting site. 

At Lathrup, Church averaged 19 points a game as a junior, while earning all-state honors. She also shared the state's Class A Player of the Year award with Mardrekia Cook, now a Michigan State freshman.

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