Indiana Women's Basketball lands Penn State Sharpshooter in the portal

Shay Ciezki shot 38.9 percent from three-point range last season for Penn State. She now joins the Hoosiers.
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IU Women's basketball landed another solid commitment in the transfer portal. Former Penn State shooting guard Shay Ciezki signed with Indiana Thursday night. For her career, Ciezki averages 11.6 points per game and shoots 38.9 percent from three-point range. The Buffalo, New York native has two years of eligibility left.

Ciezki has big shoes to fill, replacing shooting guard Sara Scalia. In her final year at IU, Scalia was second in scoring (16.3 ppg) and led the team -- and was second in the Big Ten-- in three-point percentage (42.7%). Ciezki's transfer comes on the heels of Indiana signing Tennessee forward Karoline Striplin.

How Ciezki Fits

It's hard not to see the offense going through versatile guard Yarden Garzon next season. Lily Meister is more of a defender, and Sharnecce Curry-Jelks is an unknown coming off an injury. The Hoosiers like to spread the floor and shoot three-pointers off back screens and high pick-and-rolls.

Ciezki is tremendous at running through screens and can catch and shoot. She can also get her own shot. An understated aspect of her game is her ball handling. Ciezki gives IU a proficient secondary ball handler behind Chloe Moore-McNeil.

She also gives the Hoosiers more veteran Big Ten experience along with returning starters Moore-McNeil, Sydney Parrish, and Yarden Garzon.

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