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Indiana Fever waives former Indiana women’s basketball star Ali Patberg

<p>IU graduate guard Ali Patberg dribbles through the Butler defense during the game against Butler University on Nov. 10, 2021, at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Indiana Fever waived Patberg on Thursday morning.</p>

IU graduate guard Ali Patberg dribbles through the Butler defense during the game against Butler University on Nov. 10, 2021, at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Indiana Fever waived Patberg on Thursday morning.

The Indiana Fever waived guard Ali Patberg on Thursday, according to the team’s Twitter. The former IU women’s basketball player was drafted as the 10th pick in the third round, 34th overall, of the 2022 WNBA Draft.

Patberg was 2015 Miss Basketball in Indiana and spent two seasons at the University of Notre Dame before transferring to Indiana. At Indiana, she spent her first year sitting out due to transfer rules at the time before starting in all 123 games she played in across the next four seasons.

In those 123 games, Patberg scored 1,752 points — the ninth-most points in program history — and dished out 528 assists for the third-most in program history. She also helped lead Indiana to back-to-back NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen appearances in 2021 and 2022.

Patberg was just the fourth player in the team’s history to be drafted in the WNBA and the first since 2011.

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