Wisconsin's Logic Joins Hawkeyes

The Iowa women's basketball team and coach Lisa Bluer landed a major recruit this weekend. Racine, Wisconsin's Samantha Logic chose the Hawkeyes ahead of Stanford, Vanderbilt, Marquette and others.

Pacesetter Basketball member Samantha Logic (Sr; Racine Case H.S., WI) has ended one of the most intense recruitments ever of a Wisconsin girls high school basketball player by making a verbal commitment to accept a full-ride basketball scholarship to the University of Iowa. She informed Lady Hawkeyes head coach Lisa Bluder of her decision to attend the Big Ten Conference school during a phone conversation on Sunday afternoon.

The 5'9 guard, who was selected into the Pacesetter Basketball Wisconsin H.S. Elite Training Program in the spring of 2008, was the nation's breakout star during this summer's AAU season. Logic went from being an unranked player, to the #10 ranked prospect in the country at any position by Hoopgurlz, the #1 girls basketball scouting service, after dominating in the top national tournaments around the country (see attached article) for her Midwest Elite AAU team based in Illinois.

This was coming off a brilliant 2009-2010 high school campaign in which she was named first team all-state by both the Associated Press and the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association after averaging 15.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 7.8 assists, and 4.4 steals, while leading her team to the state finals. She is widely considered as the odds-on favorite to capture this season's Wisconsin Miss Basketball Award, given annually to the top girls H.S. player in the state, after finishing as the runner-up for the award last season as a junior.

Logic is the first Pacesetter Basketball member to commit to the Lady Hawkeyes, and will begin her collegiate career in the fall of 2011. She selected Iowa after pairing her choices to four schools. The other finalists were Stanford, Vanderbilt, and Marquette.

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