The Indiana women’s basketball team picked up its third commitment for the 2021 recruiting class and second in the last seven days when 5-foot-9 point guard Kaitlin Peterson of Eufaula, Ala., announced her decision on Twitter Friday afternoon.
Peterson, one of the three finalists for the Class 6A State Player of the Year award this past season, chose the Hoosier program over Division I offers from Georgia Tech, Troy, Vanderbilt, Coastal Carolina, East Carolina, Jacksonville State, St. John’s, South Alabama and Wichita State.
Peterson is a three-star recruit according to the World Exposure Report Composite Ranking. She joins Australian wing Paige Price and Rockmart, Ga., guard Keyarah Berry in the Hoosiers’ class of 2021. George Mason transfer Nicole Hillary-Cardano will also be eligible in 2021 after sitting out a season. IU still has three available scholarships left for what could be a large recruiting class.
Peterson averaged 23.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 5.5 steals per game as a junior in helping the Tigers reach the Southeast Regional semifinals before falling despite 38 points from their floor leader. Peterson was named 6A first team all-state and one of three finalists for 6A Player of the Year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, third team across all classifications on the Al.com Super All-State squad and was the Dothan Eagle Super 12 Player of the Year. Peterson has scored over 2,000 career points and also carries a 3.4 GPA in the classroom.
Indiana, in the sixth year of head coach Teri Moren, set a school record for wins this past season during a 24-8 campaign, including 13-5 in the Big Ten.