IUWBB: Hoosiers officially announce addition of Elbert

Indiana women’s basketball officially announced the addition of Tia Elbert from Marquette Tuesday.

The 5-foot-7 freshman will sit out the 2015-16 season because of NCAA transfer rules.

Here is head coach Teri Moren’s statement on Elbert:

“We are very excited to add Tia to our Hoosier family,” Moren said.  “She is a quick point guard who takes pride in her defense and will provide our team with some toughness.  She has proven her ability at the collegiate level.  Tia is a very hard worker who is going to use this next year to improve her game so that she will be able to help our team reach our high goals.”

Elbert averaged 8.6 points and three assists per game as a freshman at Marquette. Her production landed her a spot on the Big East’s All-Freshman team.

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  1. Well, I saw the tweet from Rhet Wierzba “celebrating Teri Moren’s birthday by getting Elbert’s LOI and receiving another one tomorrow” which is the first day of signing day. My guess is the point guard from the JUCO ranks, but we’ll see if and when they announce another signing.

  2. T. Moren has been on the job 8 months plus a week. All things considered she could be doing a very good job. It looks like some girls like her based on birthday pics and comments. Tia, (because not available next year) even though somewhat of baby step it is in a positive direction. The quality of IU women BB needs an upgrade regarding talent, toughness, and physicality. More than 8 months plus a week is needed to make that happen. T. Moren was an accomplished player in her own right surrounded by excellent programs and coaches. I feel she knows what it takes to put a new face on IU women BB and compete on a higher level. Through it all she will work through discontent and clashes from varying directions and keep her focus on IU women BB goal which is to raise program to a higher level competing for big ten championships and being competitive in NCAA tournament. However, 8 months plus a week is just the beginning.

  3. Good to see freshman hugging the coach and saying they love her. What happened to Fresh Folk Four? True friends! Where are all the upperclassmen in this lovefest T?

  4. Just noticing the list of talented seniors some who are top 100 and some just beyond that are not signed and undecided as yet. Also of note of those girls indiana is on the list of several schools of interest. To me it seems getting them to visit IN. is the trick, once they visit they are hooked and make their decision at least I hope so. This next month could be interesting to see who we might get.

  5. T. All the girls those leaving and those staying agree on 1 thing, their affection for coach Llyod. He’s real. Class act. The freshman do what ever they’re asked as far as their tweets. Sophomores?

  6. I’ve seen Towner listed anywhere from 5′ 7″ -5’10 ” anyone know how tall she is? Her JUCO coach also said she’s more of a 2 or 3 not a 1! If she runs poiny and Buss is 2 where does Jess fit in?

  7. T. you seem to have an unhealthy infatuation with Coach Moren. Tracy is going to get mad. You’re not a stalker are you?

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