Bedford North Lawrence senior Brittani Rizzi signed with Lincoln Trail College on Thursday morning.
Rizzi will play for Statesmen coach Scott Sparks, the son of former Vincennes University coach and Hall of Famer Dan Sparks, at Lincoln Trail. The Statesmen went 9-20 in 2013-14. They need immediate help from one of the school’s all-time scorers.
“I didn’t think about a junior college,” Rizzi said. “But I’ll be playing right off the bat and still be getting recruited (by Division I programs) at the same time. So it sounded good to me. I’m looking to see what college basketball is about. It leaves a lot of options open.”
Rizzi averaged 9.2 points per game and shattered the school record for career 3-pointers. She hit 279 career treys, third in state history, and she scored 1,138 career points, third in school history.
She set a Class 4-A finals record with five 3-pointers, scoring 17 points, in BNL’s win over Penn in the 2014 championship.
“I pushed everybody away in recruiting during the season,” Rizzi said. “I just wanted to concentrate on winning the state again. So this decision was a big lift off my shoulders.”