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IU women’s basketball gets second verbal commitment of 2019 recruiting class

The IU women’s basketball team has secured its second verbal commitment of the 2019 class.

Arielle Wisne, a 6-3 forward/center from Thornton, Colorado, announced that she had verbally committed to join IU Coach Teri Moren’s squad on Tuesday night.

Wisne is a junior at Horizon High School and is having one of the best seasons of her career. She is currently averaging 3.7 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game for the No. 5-ranked class 5A team in the state of Colorado.

Her rebound and block totals for this year are the most she has averaged for a season so far in her time at Horizon.

IU wasn’t the only school to offer Wisne a scholarship, as she also received offers from Colorado, Cal-State Bakersfield and Nebraska-Omaha.

Finding size has seemingly been a recruiting priority as of late for the Hoosiers. The first verbal commit of the 2019 class was Jorie Allen of Bedford, Indiana. Allen is a 6-1 forward currently averaging 16.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks.

IU has another post player coming to Bloomington in the 2018 class in Aleksa Gulbe out of Riga, Latvia.

Gulbe, a 6-3 forward, averaged 12.4 points and 6.4 rebounds for Latvia in the 2017 FIBA Under-18 European Championship.

The recent influx in height among the Hoosiers’ incoming recruiting classes will be a big step in finding replacements for senior forward Amanda Cahill, who will graduate after the 2017-18 season, and junior forward Kym Royster, who will graduate in 2018-19.

Murphy Wheeler

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