2013 point guard commits to IU women

Per the Twitter-verse, Madison Central (Ky.) point guard Larryn Brooks has verbally committed to the Indiana women’s basketball team for 2013. All-Star Girls Report’s Bret McCormick tweeted the info and Brooks’ own twitter page says she is “soon to be a Hoosier.”

Brooks is listed at either 5-foot-5 or 5-7, depending on what you read, but is a 3-star prospect according to ESPN HoopGurlz and rated the No. 45 point guard in the country for the 2013 class. Here is a recent evaluation from that site:

Midwest Showdown-May 2012: The 5-foot-7 point guard made an impression throughout the event, pushing the tempo in transition and leading Kentucky Premier all the way to the Elite Division championship game. Brooks consistently got out with the ball on the fast break, leaving defenders wondering where she went as she blew by to finish or find an open teammate. Her game showed why multiple schools, including Miami and Xavier, have stepped up their recruiting after her play during the spring evaluation period. (Clay)

Brooks was a member of the Kentucky Junior All-Stars, pouring in 22 points in the first of two matchups against the Indiana Junior All-Stars last week. She had just four points in the second game.

But her commitment to IU did draw a tweet of congratulations from Indiana Junior All-Star and Notre Dame-bound Taya Reimer of Hamilton Southeastern, who said: “S/O to @Larryn_B12 for committing to IU! That’s awesome!!! Congrats, and you’re gunna kill it there!”

Brooks is the third 2013 commit for the Hoosiers and new coach Curt Miller, joining Westfield center Jenn Anderson and Westerville, Ohio, point guard Taylor Agler.


  1. David EVV Hoosier,
    Probably a long shot at best. She’s a great player, 2 time all-stater with 2 years to go. She runs track as well. Being recruited by ND, Tenn, Texas and others.

  2. Coach Miller keeps the line moving. His recruiting has been ongoing at a terrific pace! I can’t wait for the season to begin!

  3. Long shot is probably correct but the difference is Coach Miller will not give up recruiting Buss as FLJ would. Playing BB is competitive so why would a coach shy away from recruiting competition. FLJ just did not have the fire for it.

  4. Yeah, I never got that about FLJ, either. When she’d be asked about a stellar Indiana player so often she’d just say, “Well, she’s being recruited by ND.”

    That bugged the snot out of me. We should have a shot at ANY player within our borders.

  5. HC, I agree with you. I hope that he pursues Buss to the end.

    Chet, Buss is not from Indiana, she’s from Mt. Carmel, IL.

  6. “FLJ just did not have the fire for it” – HC


    I don’t know what you call “fire” but I can tell you my personal experience that doesn’t support your position on this.

    Summer of 2011 FLJ’s son played on the same baseball team with my son, her husband helped coach. I seen FLJ 2-3 times a week at games. She was constantly on the phone talking to recruits. Listen to her talk, asking about the girls parents, grand parents, brothers, sisters etc., she knew about sibilings games and other things in the girls life to talk about. She took the time to know all this, and never once did she have a notebook to go by, it was all in her head.

    Many games she would show up late, watch the game, give her son a hug and kiss and then be gone, usually heading back on the recruiting trail. I can’t tell you the amount of times I seen a suitcase in the back of her car.

  7. OK Mike P. I get your message but you failed to reveal what was the problem as her recruiting results were in polite terms average. After re-reading your post I offer she may get caught in the minutia of selling and is soft when asking for the sale. …???…

  8. My post was not about her results but was directed to your assumption that she didn’t have a “fire” for it. I personally witnessed something different. Having passion and fire doesn’t always return results.

    As for her results in recruiting, I don’t know for sure. IU mem’s basketball is a big sell, women’s bball has not seen the same support from the fan base or had measurable results. ND has been top tier for the last couple years. I can also tell you I was told of at least 1 recruit that was advised against playing for FLJ by her (FLJ’s) own players.

  9. Mike P., Your last sentence is chilling as to the root of that action. I still question her “fire in the belly” but you have convinced me she sure has a strong work ethic. I am comfortable she can grow her recruiting skills based on that work ethic and possibly the new scenery from a less visible BB landscape can make that happen smoother. I wish her well. Give JPat a shout.


  10. Any time your own players are telling recruits not to come, it’s time to move on. Hopefully both coaches can find success in their new positions.

  11. FLJ told me the same thing about a couple recruits in the S. Bend area. She said Muffet would recruit them. I get her trying to get the recruits she wanted to recruit, but she just flat out gave up on recruiting some players she perceived as someone elses. Sometimes she acted as though she didn’t try and I know of 1 recruit who was wide open in her recruitment when FLJ said Muffet would be recruiting her. So far, Muffet hasn’t made any inroads with this recruit. Time to move on and go Coach Miller and go Hoosiers!

  12. When coach Jack use to say Notre Dame was going after someone, that’s why I am not going after that girl because we can’t compete with Notre Dame. The fact is, in the history of Notre Dame women’s basketball, only 19 girls from the state of Indiana have played at Notre Dame, you can look it up! Notre Dame recriuts nationally, they don’t go after girls in state unless they are nationally ranked as Skyler Diggins was.

    So, when coach Jack says she doesn’t want to recruit against Notre Dame claiming she can’t out recruit them, she is rarely going against them because they are very selective about who they go after and it is usually on a national basis. Mike P., she may have been recruiting like crazy according to you but, believe me on this, she was not knocking heads with Notre Dame on a state wide basis! Notre Dame simply doesn’t recruit Indiana that extensively!

  13. Changing the subject…we either are getting point guards or posts…..

    I’m guessing Hulls can play the wing…I’d like to see a 2 guard or the 3 forward be a recruiting target next…

    That said, The staff is doing well….that’s what his tweet met from the 19th…about the coaching staff not leaving til 10:30 and it paying off(loosely quoted)

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