IUWBB: Bedford’s Jorie Allen commits to IU

Bedford North Lawrence junior Jorie Allen has committed to Indiana.

Allen, a 6-foot-1 junior, brings a Hoosier presence to a roster that currently lacks depth in that area. Ali Patberg, a transfer from Notre Dame, is from Columbus and will be eligible next year, but the only other in-state player on the roster currently is junior walk-on Grace Withrow (Valparaiso).

IU coach Teri Moren, from Seymour, has reiterated a desire to add more in-state players to the roster. She was able to retain Darby Foresman, a Heritage Christian alum who verbally committed IU during  Curt Miller’s tenure, but Foresman left the program after her freshman season. After Miller resigned in July 2014, Allen’s sister, Jenna, decommitted from IU and went to Michigan State.

But Patberg, the 2015 Miss Basketball, committed to IU in April. Now comes Jorie Allen.

Allen is a much different player than her 6-4 older sister, but she has the versatility to play on the wing or underneath the basket. She has averaged 17.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game for the Stars through eight games in 2017-18.

Allen was in attendance for IU’s loss to Chattanooga last week. She also had offers from Big Ten schools Purdue, Michigan State, and Iowa.

4 comments

  1. Nice recruit Coach Moren. Now build on Allen with top class Hoosier women’s talent. IU needs some very good Bigs, to go with this year’s awesome freshmen guards and wings.

  2. I have seen Jorie Allen play in person and she a different player than her sister . She is quite versatile as she can post , play the wing, or even is quite comfortable bringing the ball up. She also has a jumper that is silky smooth. A great addition to what we have now and what is coming in or available to play next season, keep in mind Jorie is just a junior.

  3. I saw Jorie Allen at the Chattanooga game as she attended with her mother and Father. Another IU fan I talk to at the games said that Jorie is a very good player, he has seen her several times and said she is defiantly the kind of player that we need. This is tremendous news for IU to say the least. Maybe we can now get more Indiana players to seriously consider staying home and becoming a hoosier?

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