Former IU guard Sara Scalia signs with professional team in Italy

  • 05/22/2024 1:29 pm in

Former IU guard Sara Scalia, who was not selected in April’s WNBA draft, recently signed a contract to play professionally in Italy.

Here are the full details, via IU media relations:

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana women’s basketball alum Sara Scalia has signed a professional contract to play with Magnolia Campobasso in Campobasso, Italy for the upcoming 2024-25 season.

A 2023-24 All-Big Ten first team honoree, Scalia finished her five-year career as a five-time All-Big Ten selection. She was also a Top 10 finalist for the Ann Meyers Drysdale award for nation’s top shooting guard while also earning WBCA All-Region honors and was the Big Ten Player of the Week on Nov. 20. She was also crowned the winner of the 2024 Hanes Women’s 3-Point Championship in March.

One of the nation’s best 3-point shooters last season, Scalia knocked down an IU single season record 103 triples in her final season with the Cream and Crimson. She ranks fourth in NCAA Division I in three pointers made, fourth in 3-pointers per game (3.22) and 12th in 3-point percentage with a 43 percent clip. The Stillwater, Minn. native was IU’s second leading scorer this season with 16.3 points per game and had three or more triples in 21 times. Scalia scored in double figures in 28 games with 10 games with 20 points or more and a season-high 32 points against Bowling Green.

In five seasons of collegiate basketball, Scalia scored 1,981 career points and made 370 career 3-pointers. She combined to shoot 39.1 percent from the floor and 38.7 percent from the 3-point line in 144 collegiate games played. She also excelled at the free throw line where she holds a career average of 89.5 percent. At IU. Scalia finished her two seasons as the program’s leader in 3-point percentage (39.5) and free throw percentage (90.5).

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