Hobart’s Flaharty Commits
January 10, 2013 – Hobart, IN – Hobart High School senior Morgan Flaharty has announced her intentions to continue her education and collegiate basketball career at IU Northwest beginning in the Fall of 2014. Flaharty a 6’0″ forward averaged 10.0 points and 6.7 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game this season for the 9-3 Brickies before injury ended her season.
The four-year varsity letterman and team captain recorded at least 14 points in her final three games and snagged a career-high 13 rebounds with 11 points in a decisive season opening win over East Chicago on November 13, 2013. Flaharty is the second high-profile Hobart player to commit to the RedHawks in just over a week joining teammate Grayce Roach in the RedHawks 2014 recruiting class.
“We identified Morgan early on in her high school career as a talented and versatile post player that will fit perfectly with the talented young backcourt players that we have in our program. She is a strong rebounder and has an offensive skill-set where she can post-up on the blocks as well as step out and has range out to three point distance,” according to IU Northwest Head Coach Ryan Shelton.
Shelton also spoke of Flaharty’s high basketball-IQ and identified her strong character and leadership traits as valuable ingredients to Hobart’s success over the past three years. “Morgan is a great student and teammate and possesses all of the characteristics that we value in our basketball program at IU Northwest,” Shelton added.
Hobart Girls Basketball Coach Mike Hamacher also spoke highly of Flaharty and recent IU Northwest recruit Grace Roach and their leadership skills as two very talented players and students who “do things the right way.”
As a junior Flaharty averaged 8.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game en route to an All-Northwest Crossroads Conference First-Team selection. That same season she poured in a career-high 20 points with three triples in a decisive win over Hammond Gavit. Flaharty was also a three-year letter winner for Hobart in volleyball before focusing solely on basketball during her senior year.
“Morgan is a very hard worker. I attended several Hobart practices she (Flaharty) and Grayce (Roach) were always the last two players to leave staying in the weight room long after the others had already left,” added Shelton. Flaharty will join a talented RedHawks frontcourt next year that already features 6’2″ center Danielle Zandstra and Flaharty’s former Brickies teammate 6’1″ Caitlin Leath.
An outstanding student, Flaharty intends to major in either Dental Hygiene or Business Administration and will wear #33 for the RedHawks next season.