Ali Patberg has performed all over Indiana her total lifetime, so why not in the professionals, as well.
Patberg was the previous of seven Indiana Fever picks in Monday night’s 2022 WNBA draft, No. 34 all round.
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Here’s extra about the acquainted face coming to Indianapolis.
Indiana Overlook Basketball
She was the 2015 IndyStar Miss Basketball for Columbus North High Faculty. She led the Bull Pet dogs to a Course 4A state championship as a senior, and she scored 2,026 details in large university. She played in the McDonald’s All The united states Recreation.
Initially higher education stop
Patberg attended Notre Dame for two many years, lacking the first season because of damage. She appeared in 22 online games as a sophomore
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Proud Indiana Hoosier
She transferred to Indiana, sitting out the 2017-18 time.
With a professional medical redshirt season and a COVID-19 year out there to her, she played four yrs for the Hoosiers, beginning all of her 123 appearances. Her IU profession totals: 1,752 factors (7th most) and 528 assists (3rd).
The highlight came in the 2020-21 year, when the Hoosiers innovative to the Elite 8, the finest period in application history. IU manufactured the Sweet 16 in 2021-22.
“I’m not a superior loser,” Patberg reported following her ultimate IU game through tears. “So this is not how I envisioned heading out. But I’m just thankful that mentor (Teri) Moren believed in me five several years back and gave me an possibility to don Hoosier on my upper body. I just hope that the time I had at IU, people today just keep in mind how tough I performed and I was a excellent teammate and labored as tricky as I could. I am thankful.”
She is the fourth Hoosier to be drafted, joining Quacy Barnes (1998), Jill Chapman (2002) and Jori Davis (2011).
What the Fever manager says
Indiana Fever interim common supervisor Lin Dunn, who is building the draft choices, explained this previous 7 days about Patberg: “I believe the point that she’s presently played 7 decades in college helps make her uniquely well prepared for the upcoming amount. She’s a combo guard with fantastic dimensions, she can get to the rim… she can shoot the a few. I imagine she is well prepared and all set for the subsequent degree.”