IUWBB: Hoosiers add JUCO post to ’16 class

The Hoosiers received their third commit in a week in junior college forward Bailey Broadnax.

Like the previous two, she is from Texas.

Broadnax, a 6-foot post at Hill College, averaged 8.9 points and 5.9 rebounds per game as a freshman last season. She hails from Crowley High School in Texas.

Scott Hyland, Broadnax’s coach at Hill, said his sophomore-to-be is a versatile forward that can guard multiple positions, including on the perimeter. She has a developing offensive game and can hit a jumper from 17 feet in, and she also can dominate on the boards, Hyland said.

Her ability to run the floor also fits in to what the Hoosiers want to do moving forward.

“She has an ability to defend and win at that level because she is very athletic, very strong, very explosive,” Hyland said. “Indiana is going to have someone who is multidimensional, who isn’t just locked into ‘this’ — she can do a lot of things.”

Hyland said IU’s interest intensified after a showcase in Frisco, Texas, on Oct. 11, which assistant coach Todd Starkey attended. Broadnax had interest from TCU, Southern Mississippi, Abilene Christian, Western Kentucky and others, but she visited IU during Hoosier Hysteria and began leaning toward committing to IU for next season.

The Saturday of Hoosier Hysteria, head coach Teri Moren also received a pledge from 2017 wing Alexis Johnson. She is from Houston. Earlier that week, 2016 forward Bre Wickware, from Gueyer High School in Corinith, Texas, committed to Indiana.

This only adds to the list of Texans bound for Bloomington. Wickware’s AAU teammate, Ria Gulley, is another 2016 commit. The other verbal commit to the Hoosiers for 2016 is Darby Foresman from Heritage Christian in Indianapolis.

The Hoosiers also have 6-foot-4 post Danielle Williams, a freshman out of North Crowley High School in Texas, currently on their roster. Victoria Kemokai would have made for a sixth Texan brought on by Moren, but the point guard from Tyler Junior College left IU for personal reasons this month.

3 comments

  1. Again, another athletic player that will be added to our roster. It looks as though our staff is continuing to go after better athletes which is what we dearly need. And again, another Texas player, can’t miss there. More good work by our staff.

  2. Great to see so many from texas willing to join the IU program and help build the monster.
    An Item of concern is the lack of IU womens games that we get to see. BTNtogo appears wont be carrying any of the the nonconference games. The first two games being at Bloom. after that who knows. The first game BTN.togo picks up is Dec. 2 Ga. Tech. after that appears none till the bigten starts with either BTN OR BTNtogo carrying all big ten games. Hopefully some of the preseason wnit and holiday tourney games will be picked up elsewhere.

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