IUWBB: 2018 recruit Bree Boles decommits from IU

Lapel’s Bree Boles has decommitted from Indiana, according to her mother, Michelle.

Boles, a 6-foot-2 junior, was offered a scholarship by Curt Miller’s staff at the end of her eighth grade year in 2014. Miller resigned later that summer and Teri Moren was hired, but Boles remained committed to IU at that time.

But on Thursday, Boles decommitted, and this weekend she took a visit to Kent State. Todd Starkey, who was on Moren’s staff at IU for two years, was hired as the Golden Flashes’ head coach in April.

“The entire coaching staff that recruited her is gone,” Michelle Boles said Sunday in a text message. “She no longer feels it is the right fit for her and wants to explore her options. This was a very difficult decision.

“We are very thankful for all of the opportunities IUWBB has given her and the connections she has been able to build because of her relationship with IU. We wish Coach Moren and her staff all the best.”

Boles is currently ranked by ESPN as the No. 10 post in the 2018 class. She averaged 19.3 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game as a sophomore for Lapel.

7 comments

  1. I got lambasted on here last year for saying that Moren’s recruiting was subpar at best. But seriously, do we see the caliber of talent like Buss, Cahill, Gassion signing on? Maybe Coach Banks’ connections will turn it around but it better happen pretty quick. Only two more seasons of the major talent on this team and since Boles is gone there aren’t any high-valued recruits on the horizon.

  2. I wish Boles all the best as only she knows what the best fit will be for her and one really doesn’t know what that will be when you commit in middle school.
    Every individual that becomes a member of the IUWBB family is extremely high valued for all their talents in the classroom, contributions to the community, and the examples they set as student athletes. Coach Moren has done an outstanding job of elevating this program to the next level in a very short time. Build it and they will come.
    ” I’m not looking for the best players, I’m looking for the right ones” Herb Brooks 1979

  3. How do you know Boles decommited from IU and IU didn’t decommit from Boles ?
    How do you know that Boles was not the fit for Coach Moren and her system?

    Don’t you think the entire IU staff saw Boles play not only in High School but at camps?
    Don’t ever underestimate the talent heading into IUWBB………

  4. Hoosier 86 you do not know what you’re talking about. Schwartzie and Archer both you know what you are talking about.

  5. It is not hard to understand why a player who committed to a coach who has left the program would de-commit. This happens all the time, not unusual. Me thinks some people may be making a bit to much of this? Coach Moren’s recruiting in the last 2 years and the commitment of Warthen today proves that! The recruitment of 6′ 4″ Linsey Marchese a year ago will negate the de-commitment of Boles to be sure. If you have not seen video’s of Marchese, you would understand what I am saying. This team is on the right track. Go Hoosiers.

  6. Though T. Moren is dealing in smaller numbers and it is not as a monumental task as K.W. and FB program…IU women’s BB does run some of the same parallels as in raising the program to high quality level. T.Moren has and continues to be an excellent coach for IU ladies

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