#IUWBB Freshman Update: Amanda Cahill
June 18, 2014
Written by Ben Faunce
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana incoming freshman Amanda Cahill continued to build on her impressive high school career as a senior, showing off her versatility.
The 6-2 forward from Clyde, Ohio averaged 20.2 points, 10.2 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 3.2 steals per game in her senior season. She also shot 68 percent from the field and made 50 percent of her 3-point shots. Cahill showed a spike in her rebound and assist totals, improving from her junior year totals of 7.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists per game. She finished her prep career with over 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
Cahill led Clyde High School to a 24-2 record on its way to a sectional championship. Clyde only lost six games in the four seasons that Cahill played with the team, going 99-6 during that period to go along with two state final four appearances.
Cahill earned State Division 2 Player of the Year Award as a senior, the third season in a row receiving the honor. She was also the runner up for Ohio Ms. Basketball to go along with winning conference player of the year for her fourth consecutive season and district player of the year for a third straight time.
Cahill is in the top 35 among forwards by many recruiting services. Dan Olso n's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report ranks her as the No. 26 forward in the country and Prospects Nation has her as the 35th best forward nationally. The Ohio Girls Basketball Report ranks her in the top eight recruits in Ohio.
During high school, Cahill also had a stellar career on the tennis court. As a senior, she made it to the Elite Eight of the state championship tournament in doubles and fell to the eventual state champions. She was named Second Team All-Ohio in 2014. Cahill was also a first team all-league honoree three times in her career. She compiled an overall record of 34-2 in her final year, including a 9-0 mark in singles play.
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