Former Memorial star Mallory Ladd transferring to UE | Sports & Recreation
One of the best players to come out of Memorial High School, Mallory Ladd has decided to transfer from Valparaiso University back home to play for Coach Oties Epps and the University of Evansville Purple Aces.
“We are delighted to welcome Mallory Ladd to our program and back home to Evansville,” said Epps. “Mallory has a tremendous work ethic and passion for the game and she is a great fit for our program.
“Her ability to score and rebound the basketball will boost our frontcourt production, and her versatility and aggressiveness will allow us to take another step in the growth of our program.”
Ladd, who scored 1,803 points in her high school career and grabbed a school-record 1,163 rebounds, led Memorial to the 3A state championship with a 28-1 mark in her senior year. She was named Indiana Miss Basketball runner-up and was a first team all-state selection in 2011 by the Associated Press and Hoosier Basketball Magazine.
In the first month of the 2011-12 season, the 6’1 freshman forward played in six games with the Crusaders, averaging 10.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game, also shooting 91.3 percent (21-23) from the free throw line.
As per NCAA transfer rules, Ladd will have to sit out one year, but will be eligible to join the Aces on the court in the second semester of the 2012-13 season.