More college signings and transfers

Posted by RRR on Apr 30, 2010 at 4:00am | Page Views: 3,190

The NCAA late signing period will end on May 19, but some 2010 seniors and JUCO players are getting down to business before the deadline to get their college futures pinned down. A number of NAIA programs have also signed Hoosier players for next season.

Division I

Former North Montgomery standout Ashley Buis (right), who has played at Vincennes for the past two seasons, has signed with Oregon. The 5’11 guard was a two-time National Junior College Athletic Association All-American Honorable Mention in 2009 and 2010. She was named NJCAA Preseason First Team All-American heading into her sophomore season, and was a State Farm Coaches’ JC/CC All-American Honorable Mention selection in 2010 after averaging 14.0 points per game, and knocking down 69 3-pointers. As a senior at North Montgomery, she was named The Paper’s Player of the Year for three straight years and set the North Montgomery all-time scoring record with 1,370 points. Photo from Vincennes University.

Division II

University of Indianapolis head coach LeAnn Freeland has signed two Hoosier players for next season:

  • Senior guard Kaleigh Andrews (right) of the Rushville 3A state finalist team will be a Greyhound in 2010-11. The 5’8 guard averaged 11.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 3.3 steals per game as a senior. The Lions were 23-3 in Rushville’s 2009-10 campaign, during which Andrews played a significant part. A solid shooter (50% from the field), she will be looked upon at U Indy to “do a little bit of everything,” according to Freeland. Andrews earned  Academic All-State honors from the IBCA and participated in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine Top 60 in March.
  • Also joining the Greyhounds next season will be Decatur Central guard/forward Diana Jovanovic. The 5’9 wing helped her team to a 17-win season before falling to Brownsburg in first-round sectional play. Jovanovic averaged nearly 14.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, also shooting 50% from the field. She was IBCA All-State Honorable Mention, Second Team All-Marion County and participated in the Top 60 last month.  More:  Women’s basketball adds three more signees – Indianapolis

NAIA

  • Huntington North senior Taylor Foley will head down the road to play at Huntington University next season. The 5’9 guard/forward averaged 13.6 points, 9.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals for the 5-17 Vikings. She was a three-year starter for HN. More: Huntington star staying close to home – Journal Gazette
  • 2004 Crawfordsville grad Abbie (Thomas) Harts has re-entered the world of basketball to play for Huntington next season. She played two years at Missouri-St. Louis and then transferred to a photography school in Ohio, leaving basketball behind — until now. The 5’6 guard could be a steady floor leader for the Forresters with two years of college eligibility remaining. During her two seasons of high school ball at Crawfordsville (she also played two years at Northfield), she received All Conference honors as a junior and senior, was a two-time First Team All County selection and a First Team All Sectional pick. Harts also set Crawfordsville records for most 3-pointers in a game (7) and highest 3-point field goal percentage in a season (39.3%).  More: Harts chooses Huntington – Huntington
  • Pazia Speed (right) of Jay County will join Foley on the Foresters roster next season. As a senior, the multi-talented guard averaged 14.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game.  She was IBCA All-State Third Teamand participated in the Top 60 workout. Speed was also named to the Hall of Fame Classic All-Tournament Team and garnered Olympic Athletic Conference All-Conference honors as a junior and senior. More: Speed commits to Huntington – Huntington. Photo from Monster Preps.
  • Taylor University has signed Muncie Central standout Ashley Fouch. As a senior, the 5’5 lead guard averaged 13.3 points and 3.5 assists per game, joining the 1,000-point club this past February. She helped her team to a 7-13 record in 2009-10. More: Lady Trojans Sign Muncie Central’s Fouch – Taylor
  • Greenfield-Central guard Kelsey Bryant will also be playing for Taylor University next season. As a senior, she averaged 16.0 points, 3.4 assists and 5.9 rebounds per game. She garnered All-County honors all four years, earned All-Conference and Indy East awards three times, and was named Hancock Player of the Year as well as Indy East Player of the Year. More: Bryant Signs with Lady Trojan Basketball – Taylor
  • 2008 Indianapolis Pike grad Sara Didandeh will also be on the Indiana Tech roster next season. The transfer guard averaged 12.3 points, 2.4 assist, 79% from the free throw line, and 36% behind the three point line.  She was also named NJCAA DII Player of the Week this past season. More: Lady Warriors Ink Sara Didandeh – Indiana Tech
  • Jillian DeLucia (right) of Fishers has signed with Holy Cross. A Hoosier Crossroads Conference All-Conference HM, the guard averaged 4.6 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 steals and 3.9 assists per game during her team’s 17-6 2009-10 campaign.  More: Jillian DeLucia Signs with Saints – Holy Cross. Photo from the Indianapolis Star.
  • NorthWood senior Lindsey Steffen will also be on the Holy Cross roster next season. A 5’9 guard/forward, Steffen was First Team All Northern Lakes as a senior. More: Steffen Signs with Holy Cross – Holy Cross
  • Megan Eve of Providence has also chosen Holy Cross as her college destination. As a member of the Lady Pioneer basketball team she was named to the All-Area team, named the MVP in the Town Tournament, named team MVP and made the All-Holiday Tournament team. More: Megan Eve Inks with HCC – Holy Cross

JUCO

  • Marki Collins of Shakamak has signed with Olney Central College.  The standout guard missed a good number of games her senior season due to a knee injury, but was averaging nearly 9.5 points per game before the injury. Despite limited play, Collins was named Tri-River Conference Honorable Mention. More: Collins becomes second OCC recruit by Burris – Green County Daily World
  • Alicia Tally of White River Valley has also signed on with Olney Central. The 5’6 point guard averaged 18.5 points as a senior, logging a single-game WRV scoring record against Washington Catholic with 38 points.  She was named a 2010 HBCA District All-Star. More: Tally signs to play basketball at Olney Central
  • South Bend Washington High School senior Amber Gabrich will continue her basketball career at Ancilla College. Gabrich, a 5-foot-4 guard, averaged two points a game her senior season. Washington finished 13-10 overall and 4-4 in the Northern Indiana Conference during the 2009-10 campaign.
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