Redbird Women's Basketball Inks Three Recruits
Nov. 11, 2009
NORMAL, Ill. - The Illinois State women's basketball program had three players sign National Letters of Intent Wednesday to play for the Redbirds beginning in 2010-11. Head coach Robin Pingeton and her staff announced that Marley Hall, Chloe Nelson and Alison Seberger will comprise the ISU basketball Class of 2014.
"We are very excited to have Allison, Chloe, and Marley joining our women's basketball family. They all understand our vision and expectations for this program and are very excited to be a part of it," Pingeton said. "They are all winners and have experienced great success in their high school programs. We want players that have a passion to play, that understand the importance of team, and that are self-motivated. These student-athletes are class acts and I have no doubt they will represent our program very well in the classroom, on the court, and in the community."
Hall, a 6-foot-2 forward from Warsaw, Ill., is a three-year letterwinner at Warsaw High School. She has scored 1,912 points through her first three seasons while leading the Titans to an 80-18 record. She is no stranger to Redbird Arena, helping Warsaw win the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 2A state title in 2008 and finish second in the state tournament in 2009on Doug Collins Court. She is a three-time All-West Central Conference selection and was named all-area three times and player of the year twice by the Burlington Hawkeye. She has earned seven all-state recognitions from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA), Associated Press, Chicago Sun Times and Illinois Basketball Services. She also plays volleyball and softball.
"Marley is a very versatile forward," said Pingeton. "She has a great touch around the basket, but also has the ability to step out. For her size, she has exceptional ball-handling skills and court awareness. She is very athletic, mobile, runs the floor well, and will contribute to our program in a variety of ways."
Nelson, a 5-foot-7 guard from St. Louis, is a two-year letterwinner at Incarnate Word Academy. She is rated as the No. 64 point guard in the nation by ESPN Hoopgurlz and is one of the top seniors in Missouri, according to MOsports.com. She was named all-conference, all-district and all-metro as a junior after averaging 7.7 points, 2.7 assist and 2.6 steals per game. She was an all-conference pick and the Incarnate Word Breakout Player of the Year as a sophomore.
"Chloe has exceptional speed and is a relentless defender," said Pingeton. "She is a natural leader with great court vision and is just a fierce competitor on both ends of the floor."
Seberger, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard form Lombard, Ill., is a three-year starter at Montini Catholic High School. She has led the Lady Broncos to an 81-19 record in the last three seasons and a third place finish in the IHSA State Tournament in 2008. Last season, she averaged 10.2 points and 4.5 rebounds. In her three years, she has made 180 three-point field goals, including 81 as a junior. She is a three-time Lombardian All-Area selection and a two-time Suburban Catholic All-Conference and Daily Herald All-Area honoree.
"Alison has great size for a perimeter player and has the ability to shoot the three-pointer exceptionally well," said Pingeton. "She has a great understanding of the game. I anticipate she will cause a lot of matchup problems in the Valley."
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