- Sep 9, 2015
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Gopher 572 posted that the Gophers offered Indiana, PA player, Eve Fiala, on the general recruiting page; here's some more info from the Pittsburgh Gazette.
Just 15 years old, she already has offers from ACC and Big Ten schools.
Standing 6 feet 4 inches, Fiala might still get taller. But regardless of whether or not she does, the amount of major Division I schools recruiting her almost assuredly will continue to grow.
Fiala finished her freshman year at Indiana High School last Friday. A day later, she picked up a scholarship offer from Pitt. Fiala’s first offer came from Ohio State last summer, before she even began high school. IUP has extended an offer, as well.
Size alone makes Fiala an intriguing prospect, but when you add in her athleticism and productivity, it’s no wonder why a national power like Maryland is already beginning to recruit her. Fiala, who poured in 31 points in just her second varsity game, had an outstanding freshman season, averaging 16.4 points, 14.5 rebounds and 3.2 blocks a game while helping Indiana reach the WPIAL Class 4A quarterfinals and qualify for the PIAA playoffs.
Fiala made huge strides from eighth grade to ninth grade, according to Woodall, who said Fiala has developed a nice jump shot and even made her first 3-pointer — “It wasn’t a lucky shot, it was nice,” he said — late in the team’s final game of the season. In that loss to District 3 champion Lancaster Catholic, Fiala had 26 points and 17 rebounds.
Woodall said Fiala’s potential is limitless.
“It depends on how hard she works to get better,” Woodall said. “I look at her and think, ‘Geez, this girl could play anywhere.’ The fact that Ohio State offered her before her freshman year says a lot.”