Decision made! Holmes commits to Indiana

Mackenzie Holmes becomes IU’s third verbal commitment for 2019

By Jon Blau, Hoosier Sports Report

When the recruiting process began for Mackenzie Holmes, the 6-foot-2 forward set some benchmarks.

Holmes wanted to play at the highest level possible. She wanted to play somewhere with a buzz around the program. Not only that, but she wanted a chance to play in the NCAA tournament.

But in and around Gorham, Maine, there aren’t many programs that fit the bill.

“Unless you go to UConn, there aren’t a lot of schools like that in the Northeast,” said her father, Lenny, who is a part of Maine’s AAU basketball scene. “You go to a game and there’s 300, 500 people in the stands and there’s no excitement around the program.”

Mackenzie Holmes found her college basketball match more than 1,000 miles to the west, where Tyra Buss and Amanda Cahill have been leading the Hoosiers to consecutive postseason berths. The junior from Gorham High announced her commitment to Indiana on Wednesday, making her the third member of the 2019 class.

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