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Indiana women’s basketball announces 3 additions to 2022-23 roster

IU women's basketball head coach Teri Moren shouts instructions from the sidelines Jan. 31, 2021, during the game against Michigan State in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Indiana women’s basketball will add Alyssa Geary, Sydney Parrish and Sara Scalia to its 2022-23 roster.
IU women's basketball head coach Teri Moren shouts instructions from the sidelines Jan. 31, 2021, during the game against Michigan State in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Indiana women’s basketball will add Alyssa Geary, Sydney Parrish and Sara Scalia to its 2022-23 roster.

Indiana women’s basketball officially announced the addition of three transfer players to its roster Sunday night, confirming the arrival of Alyssa Geary and Sydney Parrish and revealing another transfer in Sara Scalia.

“They have all had success at their previous stops, but most importantly, they are fantastic young women,” head coach Teri Moren said. “We are continuing to build our program with exceptional young women who want to do the work to compete for a Big Ten Championship and the Final Four.”

Geary comes from Providence College, where she played for four years and started every game of her junior and senior seasons. She averaged 9.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and two assists her senior season and scored in double figures 16 times.

Moren said Geary will add versatility inside, as she can pass well, has great length and can guard multiple positions.

Parrish announced her commitment to Indiana Saturday morning, returning to her home state after playing two years at the University of Oregon. The 2020 Indiana Ms. Basketball started all 32 games in the 2021-22 season and averaged 8.8 points while shooting 35.4% from beyond the arc.

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Indiana women’s basketball had a relationship with Parrish before her college career, Moren said. She said the program considers Parrish to be one of the very best, and is excited to add Parrish’s competitive nature to the roster.

Scalia is the one transfer fans were unaware of before Sunday night’s announcement. Scalia played three seasons at Minnesota — a Big Ten opponent whom Indiana knows well — where she set multiple program records. She is best known for her 3-point shooting, and she set a record for most 3-pointers hit in a season with 111 in the 2021-22 season.

Scalia scored 26 points with 21 coming from 3-pointers against Indiana on Feb. 3. She averaged 17.9 points, 4.3 rebounds and two assists per game and shot 41.3% from beyond the arc in 2021-22.

“Sara is a phenomenal pickup for us,” Moren said. “We have had to game plan against Sara, and she was one of the toughest players to prepare for. She has unbelievable shooting range and the ability to get to the rim.”

In addition to the three transfers, Indiana will have four incoming freshmen next season.

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