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Indiana women’s basketball recruits Lenée Beaumont, Jules LaMendola sign letters of intent

<p>Indiana women&#x27;s basketball head coach Teri Moren shouts instructions from the sidelines Jan. 31 during the game against Michigan State in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Moren and the Hoosiers landed two recruits in the ESPN Top 100 this week.</p>

Indiana women's basketball head coach Teri Moren shouts instructions from the sidelines Jan. 31 during the game against Michigan State in Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Moren and the Hoosiers landed two recruits in the ESPN Top 100 this week.

Indiana women’s basketball announced its two latest signees Wednesday afternoon: guards Lenée Beaumont and Jules LaMendola. The pair are both ranked inside ESPN’s top-100 recruits, giving Indiana the No. 20 class nationally.

LaMendola is a six-foot-one guard from Coppell, Texas, and is ranked 52nd in ESPN’s rankings as a four-star prospect. She averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds and four assists while leading Coppell High School to a 37-2 record her junior season.

Indiana head coach Teri Moren spoke highly of LaMendola and her game.

“Jules is a tough winner,” Moren said. “She does whatever it takes to win – scoring, defending, rebounding, taking charges.”

Beaumont stands at No. 83 in ESPN’s rankings, also a four-star prospect. Hailing from Lisle, Ill., the six-foot-one guard averaged 16 points, five rebounds and 4.5 assists per game for Benet Academy. She led her team to a 4A fourth place finish and earned an invite to USA Basketball’s U18 camp this summer.

Moren had plenty of praise for Beaumont. “Lenée is very skilled and has great size at the guard position,” Moren said. “She can score at all three levels and is going to continue to get better and better.”

Follow reporters Will Foley (@foles24) and Matt Sebree (@mattsebree) and columnist Matt Press (@MattPress23) for updates throughout the Indiana women’s basketball season. 

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