Malone to play in Hoosiers reunion
Fahkara Malone will join AAU teammates Amber Harris, Dee Dee Jernigan and Ashley Barlow for the Hoosiers Reunion All-Star game on June 9th in Knightstown, Ind. The game will cap a week of activities celebrating the 20th anniversary of the movie "Hoosiers".
Teams have been divided under the Hickory and Terhune names. Playing on the "Hickory" team will be Laura Bugher of Lutheran, Kyleigh Jones of Elwood, Lauren Kenney of Mooresville, Melissa Lechlitner of South Bend St. Joseph's, Susan Lester of Pendleton Heights, Audrey McDonald of Kokomo, Maria Olsthoorn of Castle, Courtney Reed of Northfield, Amanda Stull of Rushville, Melanie Thornton of Carmel, and Kylie York of Hamilton Southeastern. Hickory will be coached by Knightstown's Dawn Basicker.
The "Terhune" squad will feature Ashley Barlow of Pike, Mindy Cooper of Connersville, Tiffany Finkton of Warren Central, Heather Harper of Mooresville, Amber Harris of North Central, Jessica Huffman of Whiteland, Whitney Farris of Kokomo, Dee Dee Jernigan of East Chicago Central, Molly Lauck of Center Grove, FahKara Malone of Evansville Memorial, and Megan Payton of Bloomington South. Terhune will be coached by Castle's Wayne Allen.
The girls game will tipoff at 6:00pm, followed by the boys game around 8:00pm. Tickets, however, are not cheap. A limited number of VIP tickets remain at $50 each. For ticket information, call (317) 925-8200. The game is sponsored by the Historic Hoosier Gym Committee of Knightstown.
Eason to Michigan State?
Despite recent talk of Hope High (IL) junior Latear Eason committing to Michigan State, a source close to her parents and high school coach confirm no official commitment has occurred. However, Eason does have Michigan State high on her list. Eason led Hope in every statistical category except rebounding this past season. She averaged 19.8 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.4 steals, shooting 54.5 percent from the field and 73.1 from the line. Her assist-to-turnover ratio was 2-1. Eason has plays summer ball with The Family.
More Big Ten recruiting
Minnesota has added two players in the late signing period. Tanisha Smith, a 6-foot-1 power forward from Whitby, Ontario, has signed a national letter of intent, while Jordan Barnes of Minnetonka has joined the team as a walk-on.
Barnes, a 5-10 wing who has attended Minnesota the past two years, graduated from Hopkins High (MN) and played one semester at Winthrop University (SC) while on a scholarship. She will join the Gophers with junior eligibility.
Tanisha Smith played for the same Toronto club team, Toronto Five-O, as current Purdue forward Natasha Bogdanova, and University of Michigan forward Stephanie Skrba.
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