Iowa women’s basketball has never been afraid to add players with a torn ACL in their history.
This weekend, the Hawkeyes received a verbal commitment from Carly Mohns, a 6-foot-1 forward from Brodhead High School (Wis.).
Mohns tore her ACL at the end of her sophomore year of high school, but returned this past winter to average 14.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.4 steals per game as junior.
“They had interest in me, but when I tore my ACL, they backed off a little,” Mohns said. “They wanted to see how I came back. Once they saw I was strong, they offered.”
Mohns said Iowa offered the scholarship after the USJN Windy City Classic in April in Chicago. After thinking it over for a month, Mohns decided on the Hawkeyes this weekend.
“When I went over there on an unofficial visit, it had a good homey feeling for me,” Mohns said. “I just felt like I could play there. I saw myself being a part of it.”
Mohns said she mainly plays post for her team, but has worked at the wing in high school and AAU. Mohns said Iowa coach Lisa Bluder envisions her as power forward.
“I’ll work hard at whatever they want me to do,” Mohns said. “I want to get there and make a big impact.”
Mohns picked Iowa over offers from Wisconsin-Green Bay, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Drake, Illinois State and Bradley, among others.
She becomes the third member of the 2014 class for Iowa, joining 5-5 point guard Whitney Jennings of Logansport, Ind., and 5-11 wing Christina Buttenham of Hamilton, Ontario.
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