Highly touted 2014 point guard Tyra Buss of Mt. Carmel, Ill., announced her college decision Wednesday afternoon, verbally committing to play for Curt Miller and the Indiana women’s basketball team. Buss is the second IU commit for 2014, joining Michigan wing Jessica Walters.
According to a press release, Buss is averaging 33.5 points per game in her high school career and has 2,173 career points, a school career record for both girls and boys — and the fastest player to 2,000 points in Illinois history. The 5-foot-7 point guard is currently on pace to top the Illinois High School girls’ career record of 4,031 points. She is ranked as the No. 22 point guard in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz and on their top 100 watch list.
“I have always dreamed of playing in the Big 10, and I wanted to stay fairly close to home,” Buss said in the release. “Coach Miller has offered me the chance to do both. He has an amazing coaching staff, and he definitely knows how to coach point guards. His record speaks for itself. His offense is a perfect fit for me.
“Most important to me, however, is his philosophy of building his program from the locker room with players of good character. I am very excited about playing for him and my future at Indiana University.”
For more information or to read the complete press release, visit tyrabuss.com.