Legette-Jack Signs Five for 2007-08 Women's Basketball Season
Nov. 21, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - First-year Indiana head women's basketball coach Felisha Legette-Jack announced the signing of five to National Letters of Intent for the 2007-08 season on Nov. 21.
The class includes 5-9 guard Jori Davis (Rochester, N.Y./Greece-Athena), 6-4 forward Georgia Follmer (Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif./Santa Margarita Catholic), 5-10 forward Ebony Jackson (Indianapolis, Ind./Arlington), 5-11 guard Haylie Linn (Madison, Wis./Edgewood) and 5-9 guard Andrea McGuirt (Atlanta, Ga./Marist).
"Our coaching staff has done a fantastic job of targeting academically sound student-athletes with great character," Legette-Jack said. "We feel like this class is a step toward our pursuit of our program's long-term goal of competing for championships on and off the court."
Davis, a 5-9 guard from Greece-Athena High School in Rochester, N.Y., earned third team all-state honors from the New York State Sportswriters and Coaches Organization as a junior. She was the 2006 Monroe County Player of the Year, earning first team All-Greater Rochester honors. She averaged 23.4 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Davis was a 2006 Street & Smith's All-America honorable mention honoree.
"Jori is a great combo guard," Legette-Jack said. "She can play the two or three, and I think after a couple of years, she could be a point guard. Jori is a strong player that can penetrate and hit the outside shot. She will add depth to our perimeter."
Follmer, a 6-4 forward from Santa Margarita Catholic in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., earned first team All-California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) and All-Sierra League honors her junior year. She helped Santa Margarita Catholic to a second place finish in the Nike Tournament of Champions Blue Division in 2005. Follmer earned All-CIF Division III AA honors as a sophomore and was listed as one of the `Top Five Sophomores to Watch' by the Orange County Register in the fall of 2004. Follmer averaged nine points, seven rebounds and five blocked shots per game last season.
Follmer entered her senior year ranked the 35th-best forward in the nation by Scout.com. She was also a 2006 Street & Smith's All-America honorable mention honoree.
"Georgia is a long, athletic player from California who can dunk the basketball," Legette-Jack said. "She is going to be great for our press. Georgia is very quick laterally and runs the floor well. She is a face-up four player that can hit the three-point shot, and our goal is to have her become a more versatile post player that can face up and have her back to the basket."
Jackson, a 5-10 forward from Arlington High School in Indianapolis, averaged 17.7 points, 10.2 rebounds, three steals and three assists during her junior season. She was also a 2006 Street & Smith's All-America honorable mention honoree.
"Ebony is our in-state ambassador. She wanted to come to Indiana more than anything," Legette-Jack said. "She's a combo guard that gets to the basket really well. Ebony also has a great three-point shot. She is a very good student-athlete and will be another welcome addition."
Linn, a 5'11 guard from Edgewood High School in Madison, Wis., averaged 11.1 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 2.1 assists and 2.1 steals per game last season. A two-time first team all-stater, Linn is a three-time All-Badger South Conference first team pick. She was Edgewood's leading scorer and rebounder as a sophomore and a junior, and helped lead the Crusaders to a share of the Badger South Conference championship last season.
"Haylie is an amazing point guard that can play the two position and can shoot the ball," Legette-Jack said. "She has a very quick release with her three-point shot. Haylie is 5'11 and still growing. She is a fantastic student-athlete who will enroll in our Kelley School of Business. She came to our Elite Camp, and I knew right away that she would fit into our Indiana family."
McGuirt, a 5-9 guard from Marist High School in Atlanta, Ga., was a second team all-state selection and an All-DeKalb County honorable mention honoree as a junior. She also earned honorable mention honors at the Dekalb County Tip-Off Club as a sophomore. McGuirt entered her senior year ranked No. 74 on the HoopGurlz.com National Hot 100 list.
"Andrea is a fantastic student-athlete with great character," Legette-Jack said. "She imposes herself on her opponent. Andrea is an amazing defender who takes defense personally. I love her size and ability to change the game with her presence. She is a blue-collar worker who competes to win each possession. Andrea will be a fantastic addition to our Hoosier family."
The class marks the first for Legette-Jack and her staff since their arrival in Bloomington last April. Legette-Jack and the Hoosiers open the Miami Thanksgiving Tournament against Wright State at 5 p.m. (EST) on Friday, Nov. 24 in Coral Gables, Fla.
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