Indiana Basketball Standout signs to continue career overseas

Three point sharp shooter Sara Scalia signs with a professional team in Italy
Indiana Hoosiers guard Sara Scalia (14) plays against...
Indiana Hoosiers guard Sara Scalia (14) plays against... / SOPA Images/GettyImages

One of the biggest surprises of the 2024 WNBA Draft was that Indiana basketball guard Sara Scalia did not hear her name called. The All-Big Ten selection was one of the best three-point shooters in the Big Ten, if not the country. Scalia set a single-season school record by making 103 three-pointers, shooting 42.7 percent from deep.

Despite Scalia's prowess from beyond the three-point arc, she went undrafted. While she was projected to be a late-round draft pick in many mock Drafts, one team wanted her services: Magnolia Campobasso in Italy. She's signed for the 2024-25 season. Although Scalia went undrafted, her teammate Mackenzie Holmes was the 26th pick in the draft. Holmes was Indiana's third consecutive draft pick.

Teri Moren and the Hoosiers Reload

Holmes and Scalia's departures meant that head coach Teri Moren and her staff had to reload the roster. The Hoosiers signed Tennessee forward Karoline Striplin and Penn State guard Shay Ciezki. They join incoming freshmen Jules LaMendola and Lenee Beaumont.

Veterans Chole Moore-McNeil and Sydney Parrish return for their fifth and final years, while stretch guard Yarden Garzon will be a key factor in her junior year. The Hoosiers have a deep bench including Lily Meister and Lexus Bargesser.