IUWBB: Hoosiers land ’18 prospect Berger

Four-star 2018 prospect Grace Berger committed to Indiana on Monday.

Berger, a 5-foot-11 point guard from Kentucky, is considered the No. 46 recruit in the country by ESPN.com and No. 56 by Prospect Nation.

She becomes IU’s lone commit for ‘18. Lapel’s Bree Boles, a three-star forward, decommitted from the Hoosiers in September. But a verbal from Berger is a big step toward building another strong class to follow a highly regarded 2017 haul. It’s difficult to project how large that class could be, but there is one unused scholarship from ‘17 and there will be two more scholarships available following the eventual matriculation of juniors Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill.

The highest-ranked piece of that ‘17 class has a connection to Berger. Five-star guard Jaelynn Penn, who signed with IU last week, is AAU teammates with Berger for Kentucky Premier and also from Louisville.

On tape, Berger flashes refined ball-handling skills, the ability to drive the lane and pull up for a midrange jumper, and excellent length and quickness as a perimeter defender. As a sophomore at Sacred Heart Academy, Berger averaged 14.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. She shot 47 percent from the field and 39 percent from 3, according to MaxPreps.

She had received offers from Louisville, Kentucky and Michigan, among others. Her pledge to IU comes after the Hoosiers’ 2-0 start to the ‘16-17 season, including a 94-61 win over Vanderbilt.

8 comments

  1. The IU ladies basketball program under the direction of T. Moren, staff, and players have created a movement of their own. Positive news continue to flow at a consistently steady pace for the IU ladies basketball program.

  2. OK, will try again. This commit just goes to show the direction of our program. Another top 50 ranked recruit has decided to come to Bloomington! Would like to comment on the Vanderbilt game since I tried 5 times the other day and had no success? Our added depth and athleticism is going to be huge this year after watching the Vandy game. We had 38 points scored from the bench and the smothering defense was very impressive by every player who played. Fans need to come out and watch this teriffic team play, they deserve your support! Go Hoosiers!!

  3. Looks like our toughest test yet will come on the road thurs. vs chattanooga. We beat them last year when they were ranked and Im sure they would like to return the favor , but can they. As others have mentioned our depth is paying off. It seemed that it wore down Vandy in the second half . Keep in mind they have everyone back just like us, could be a hard fought close contest . Curious to see how we can react on the road. It was evident there was a good mix of Vandy fans in assembly hall and yet we cant get enough fans out to give some local support for our up and coming team, pitiful. Go Hoosiers!!!!!!

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