Anderson ready to play physical for IU women

4 comments by   |   Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 8:48 pm EDT

Jenn Anderson was always attached to Curt Miller.

Whether it was at Bowling Green or elsewhere, Anderson knew two things about the recruiting process and her immediate plans: she’d graduate from Westfield in 2013 and play four years of college basketball for Miller.

So, when Miller offered the 6-foot-3 center a scholarship only a few weeks after taking the Indiana job last spring, Anderson didn’t hesitate to commit.

“I was going to go to Bowling Green, but thankfully he came here,” Anderson said after Wednesday’s Indiana Junior-Senior All-Star scrimmage in Tipton. “My sister’s down there (at IU) and it was a great fit for me. I knew I wanted to play for him after high school. He’s the reason I’m going down there.”

Anderson, a Noblesville native, averaged 18 points and 8.3 rebounds during her senior year at Westfield. She set individual school records with 1,571 career points and 873 career rebounds, while helping the Shamrocks to a pair of sectional titles.

She officially signed her letter of intent last month, joining a freshman class that already includes Taylor Agler, Larryn Brooks and Karlee McBride, and forwards Alexis Gassion and Lyndsay Leikem. Valparaiso graduate transfer Tabitha Gerardot will also use her final year of eligibility in Bloomington next season.

For an Indiana team looking to add depth to the post, Anderson can bring the type of size and strength they lacked for much of Miller’s first season at IU. It’s a role not lost on Anderson.

“I’m strong and they said that’s my biggest thing,” Anderson said. “I’m probably going to be a 4 or a 5, and shoot a little bit. But I live in the paint. Busting bodies is not a big deal. Getting roughed up is fine. I can take it. I’m excited.”

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4 comments:
#1
D Smith
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 10:19 AM EDT

Thanks for the women’s hoops updates!

 
#2
MikeC
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 11:17 AM EDT

Really looking forward to Jenn in a Hoosier uniform. Her size will make us a more physical team which we need very much. Play in the conference is very physical and we have been lacking lately in that area. Our lack of physicality is very apparent against teams like Penn St., Purdue, Michigan St. and Iowa who are extremely physical inside! Hopefully, Jenn can really help us in this regard? While we do have some returning inside players, we have no one with Jenn’s body type to take the physical punishment and give it back like she can. I am really excited to get next year going, Go Hoosiers!!

 
#3
Keith
Friday, June 14, 2013 - 4:34 PM EDT

Sounds like Coach Miller did his work early with this young lady. As physical as the women’s game can be in the paint, it’s awesome to hear that Jenn will not shy away from the contact.In fact it sounds like she welcomes it, which will really help rebounding. Welcome to Hoosier Nation Jenn, were glad you’re here.

 
#4
Nat Hill IV
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 7:33 AM EDT

We’ll see how physical Jenn is the first time she and Malika Taufa go up for a rebound together.
The performance of our two recruits in the IN-KY All-Star game bodes well for the future.

 


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