Girls High School Basketball

Eagle senior commits to full ride from Idaho women’s basketball

Janie King, left, was the second-leading scorer on the Eagle girls basketball team last season.
Janie King, left, was the second-leading scorer on the Eagle girls basketball team last season. kjones@idahostatesman.com

Incoming Eagle High senior Janie King verbally committed to a full-ride scholarship Monday from the Idaho women’s basketball program, picking the Vandals over Utah Valley.

King said she will sign her letter of intent in November.

“It was just the right fit,” King said. “Their style of play is 3-point shooting, and that’s kind of my style of game. That, and the coaches and the girls were all super cool.”

The 6-foot guard averaged 11 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2 steals per game last winter to lead Eagle to a 25-2 season, its first district title since 1998 and the 5A state championship game. As the Mustangs’ second-leading scorer, she was a second-team All-5A SIC selection.

Idaho went 19-15 last season and reached the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Tournament before playing in the championship of the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI).

King becomes the second recent Treasure Valley player to head to Moscow. Boise’s Issy Hadden signed with the Vandals in their 2016 recruiting class and averaged 3 points per game last year as a freshman.

Michael Lycklama: 208-377-6424, @MichaelLycklama

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