IU women ink ex-Ball State recruit Bell

Per her own Twitter account and the Cincinnati Enquirer, former Ball State signee Nicole Bell has signed on as part of the Indiana women’s basketball team’s 2012 recruiting class.

Bell, a 5-foot-5 point guard from Indian Hill High School in Cincinnati, was special mention all-state in Ohio and The Enquirer Division II player of the year this past season. She averaged 22.0 points, 5.7 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 4.6 steals in the regular season.

ESPN HoopGurlz rated Bell as a 3-star prospect and ranked her as the No. 105 point guard in the nation.


  1. Another day and another good player is added to the IU Women’s Basketball roster for 2012-13, this time from OH. Nicole Bell, a 5’5 PG is the second 2012 recruit to join Coach Miller. Coach Miller is quietly doing his job. He was left with 9 players on the IU Women’s roster and zero 2012 recruits. He has now added a former IN HS All-Star transfer, Kailia Hulls, who might be eligible for the 2012-13 season; a current IN HS All-Star 2012 recruit Jocelyn Mousty, who will be eligible to play in 2012-13; a transfer who will be eligible for the 2013-14 season, Claire Jakrobicek, who was the MAC Freshman of the Year in 2011-12; and two well regarded recruits for 2013, Jenn Anderson of IN and Taylor Agler of OH. Great work and keep it going!

  2. Keep it going coach Miller! Getting the Indiana girls is key and he is doing it. I am so excited about this coming season. Finally a coach who recognizes Indiana talent for what it is. Coach Mller has done so much in such a short period of time, it is amazing! I will certainly be making more than my usual 4 or 5 trips a year this upcoming season. Can’t wait!!

  3. Coach seems to be working hard to get the girls to commit. He seems to be getting a lot of MAC type players. How will they do in the Big 10? Will they be able to keep up the the Big 10 teams? My hope is he is laying the foundation to attract top talent to IU. Not trying to sound critical as that is not my intent, just wanting IU to have success in the Women’s program that goes above and beyond what we had in the past. I wish Coach Miller and the Lady Hoosiers all the best!

  4. Debbie makes a great point about the MAC-level players IU is landing. It has to be the first step in rebuilding though as Miller looks for players that fit his style and system. Indiana needs to get to Bowling Green’s level ,then step up again to compete for a Big Ten title. Also will be interesting to see how the newcomers mesh with the holdovers — could actually be a very nice combination.

  5. Trust me on this, we could only hope our team next year plays the way that coach Miller’s teams at Bowling Green did through his years there! One thing you could count on, his teams were strong fundamentally and player extremly hard. One other thing you should know, his teams with their “MAC” type players always were successful against Big 10 teams, look it up! This man will get it done!

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