Updated: December 01, 2020 11:04 AM
Created: November 30, 2020 10:43 PM
(ABC 6 News) - John Marshall junior Lilly Meister announced her commitment to play basketball at Indiana University on Monday.
At six feet two inches, Meister is one of the premier players in the state, and drew attention from colleges across the country. With two high school seasons still remaining, Meister's potential is through the roof.
“Her ability to run the floor. Her ability to play inside or outside. Her knowledge of the game and the fluidity of it. It’s something you don’t see a lot of. You see some kids who can play really good in the post. You see some kids that can play really good on the perimeter. It’s kind of rare when you see someone that can do both, especially at a 6-2 height," John Marshall Head Coach Phil Schroeder said.
Meister is far from the first person in her family to play basketball collegiately. Both of her parents played at South Dakota State and her brother Lincoln is currently a freshman for the Minnesota-Duluth Bulldogs. Basketball was a natural love for Lilly, and she says she always felt she would play college basketball. It was just a question of where.
“They just kind of checked all the boxes I guess. They have a great program. They're getting better each year, and I really like the idea of being coached by a girl. And I kind of like the idea of playing in the Big Ten so I can come to Minnesota every once in a while," Meister said.
Meister joins a growing group of young woman from southeastern Minnesota that play basketball at the next level. She realizes that playing against good competition played a part in her progression as an athlete.
Meister says that playing Byron's Sacia Vanderpool and Mayo's Anna Miller have shown her what it takes to find success on the court, and good competition is what excites her about her future in basketball.
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