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Four expected to sign with IPFW

So it's the first day when high school senior athletes can sign letters of intent for their college of choice.

While other sports certainly pertain, basketball is the big news around here, and at IPFW, that's no exception.

Men's coach Tony Jasick and women's coach Chris Paul are hovering near the fax machine, waiting for the letters to arrive from their respective recruits.

Jasick can expect one from Mo Evans, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Indianapolis Cathedral.

Evans verbally committed to IPFW last month.

According to one of the zillion recruiting web sites out there - this one, the Indiana Recruiting Guide, Evans is "a great ball handler and the best passer in the state. ... He can break down defenses single-handedly and makes good decisions with the ball in his hands."

Paul is anticipating three letters, including one from South Side's 5-11 senior forward Ariana Simmons.

Simmons is a tremendous athlete who can score, play defense, rebound and pass.

The same can be said of Rachel Rinehart, the 5-7 point guard from Angola who also committed to IPFW.

Rinehart is a four-year player at Angola who averaged around 14 points, but also averaged 5.8 assists and 5.8 steals last year.

The other recruit expected to sign is Brett Green, a 5-10 guard/forward from Mooresville who averaged a little over 10 points per game last season.

Jasick could have another player to sign, but he's not sure at the moment.

According to various sites, 6-4 shooting guard Joe Fagan of Bishop Chatard, Richard Freeman, a 6-7 forward from Lawrence Central, 6-4 forward Treivon Boyd of Anderson and John McCloud, a 6-6 forward from Lawrence North, are in-state prospects.

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