One of the state’s top girls basketball players is reopening the recruiting process.
Roncalli senior Lindsey Corsaro, one of four finalists for IndyStar Miss Basketball, was granted a release from her letter of intent with Kentucky on Tuesday.
“It’s a tough situation for us,” said Corsaro’s father, Greg Corsaro. “Kentucky has had some uncertainty the last couple months with some coaches and players and Lindsey felt like she should reconsider her options. She’s not ruling out Kentucky.”
The 6-foot Corsaro, a McDonald’s All American, committed to Kentucky in May 2014. She set seven Roncalli records, including career points (1,904) and single-season scoring (607 points). Corsaro rebounded from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her knee near the end of her junior season to average 25.3 points and 9.7 rebounds as a senior.
Corsaro took only one her five allotted official visits (to Kentucky). Greg Corsaro said Kentucky still plans to recruit his daughter.
“She just committed so early and there’s a little bit more uncertainty now,” he said. “We talked to (Kentucky coach Matthew Mitchell) and he’s been nothing but cooperative.”
Kentucky is coming off a 25-8 season and a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA tournament. But the Wildcats have just six scholarship players returning. Six players have left the program in the past year and assistant coach Tamika Williams-Jeter resigned on Monday.
“There’s some changes going on (at Kentucky),” Greg Corsaro said. “They aren’t necessarily bad changes. We plan to see what interest there is out there and then take a look and see where she wants to do official visits. We’ll continue to talk to Kentucky.”
Corsaro is the No. 35-ranked player in the 2016 class by ESPN.
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