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Former Indiana women’s basketball star Grace Berger makes Indiana Fever debut

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Former Indiana women’s basketball guard Grace Berger made her Indiana Fever debut Sunday afternoon against the New York Liberty in the second game of the season.

Berger checked in late in the fourth quarter and converted a reverse layup on her first offensive possession. She registered three minutes, 2 points, one steal, one assist and a block in the team’s 90-73 loss.

Berger, one of three rookies to crack the Fever’s opening night roster, was drafted No. 7 overall in the 2023 WNBA Draft back in April. The selection marked the highest in Hoosier history and the only time an Indiana player was taken in the first round.

A former top-100 recruit, Berger became the Hoosiers’ all-time winningest player in her fifth season in Bloomington. She finished her collegiate career seventh in program history in points — 1,841 — and second in assists with 573.

The Louisville, Kentucky native also helped the Hoosiers secure their first-ever No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament, as well as the program’s first Elite Eight and Sweet Sixteen appearances. In the 2022-2023 season, Berger earned her spot on a fourth consecutive All-Big Ten First Team, another program record.

Berger and the Fever (0-2) will be back in action Sunday, May 28 against the Atlanta Dream.

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