Mt. Carmel's Buss picks Indiana - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Mt. Carmel's Buss picks Indiana

High school junior basketball standout Tyra Buss says she has made a decision of where she will play college basketball beginning with the 2014-15 season. Wednesday, Buss called Indiana University Women's Basketball Coach Curt Miller to inform him of her decision.

After doing so, Buss released the following statement.

"The recruiting process for me has been an awesome and sometimes overwhelming experience. Since September 1st, I have received thousands of messages via mail, Facebook, Twitter, and email. I am so appreciative of the kind words and messages from all of the coaches who have been recruiting me. I am also very appreciative of the coaches who took time out of their busy schedules to watch me play not only basketball, but tennis as well. Through this process I have met the most amazing people. I have realized that there are not only great coaches out there, but great people with outstanding character as well. That is why it has been so difficult to narrow down the college where I want to continue my basketball career."

"I want to personally thank my family for all of their support. I would also like to thank my AAU coach, Phil Kessler; my school coach, Tim Willis; and all my teammates. They have all helped make this moment possible for me. My decision has not been made lightly. My family and I have done much research and have had many discussions not only about basketball, but my education as well."

"Therefore, it is with great excitement and pleasure that I am announcing my decision to verbally commit to Indiana University and play for Coach Curt Miller and the Indiana Hoosiers. I have always dreamed of playing in the Big 10, and I wanted to stay fairly close to home. Coach Miller has offered me the chance to do both. He has an amazing coaching staff, and he definitely knows how to coach point guards. His record speaks for itself. His offense is a perfect fit for me. Most important to me, however, is his philosophy of building his program from the locker room with players of good character. I am very excited about playing for him and my future at Indiana University."

Since her sophomore year, Buss has been listed on the ESPN 100 Watch List for the class of

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