Coach McGraw tends to recruit the smaller, more agile posts.
I know there are some here who covet a towering interior presence. I have never seen the need. Look at UConn. Their tallest player is 6'3 Samuelson.
I would rather have the shorter player who is a great athlete. The only 6'8 woman I have seen who is a great athlete is Brittney Griner. It does not appear Ms. Aquino is on that level.
one tall player on the roster as a complement to the other forwards. Aquino strikes me as someone who already has mobility, exceptional height, and an improving skill set. At worst she would present some challenges in practice. At best she would develop into a good contributor at both ends of the court. There aren't many (any?)6'8 forwards in WBB scoring in the paint and from beyond the arc while being a shot blocker and rebounder at the other end.
Muffet was willing to give Diamond Thompson a chance to develop and Andrea Aquino has more potential... I would recruit her along with an athletic post player to complete the 2018 class.
..after I bring my youngest daughter back out to Notre Dame.
Andrea plays HS ball for the Paterson Eastside Ghosts in a pretty competitive division. BTW, she emigrated from South America and picked up basketball not all that long again, so she is very much a work in progress.
I think it was around April of 2016. Here's a little up close and personal:
Notre Dame, Syracuse, Miami, UCONN, Michigan, and Florida.
Where has she visited? USC.
She says in the video she is 6'9", maybe still growing.
She might not be in the normal coach McGraw center mold but I wouldn't mind seeing a dunk in Purcell.
The only evidence I can infer about her academic performance is that a) Notre Dame showed interest, b) she seems articulate c) she only has made 143 tweets.
Interesting, she has retweeted Danielle Patterson, although they both play in the New York City area, so that may not be much.
I would tend to agree with Orangutan and take athletes over height every time. I'm not sure how athletic she is, but she can dunk, hit the 3, and has greatly improved, according to her coach.