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Triton Central's Lizzie Graham selects IU South Bend to continue basketball career

There's no doubt that Lizzie Graham is comfortable in Triton Central green.  As she prepares for one more season as a Lady Tiger it appears she’s found a way to extend that feeling to her school and basketball career at the next level with a commitment to attend Indiana University South Bend.



Graham said her recent visit to the campus convinced her.



The 5’8” TC senior-to-be was second on the team in scoring at 12.1 points per game.  She also averaged 3.7 rebounds and two assists while shooting 39 percent from three-point range.


She says the style of play she’s accustomed to at Triton Central is similar to what the Titans feature.



Part of Graham’s comfort playing at the school she’s always known is having her dad, Bryan Graham, on the sidelines.  Although she notes even that has its occasional difficulties.



Sports fans have become accustomed to seeing athletes surrounded by family, teammates and coaches as they sign a letter of intent to play college sports.  Graham says there’s another side to that.  She had to tell everyone else who had interest that she wasn’t going to play for them.



With the college choice out of the way Graham can now settle in for her senior season at Triton Central.



Graham will join a program at IU South Bend that was knocked out of the last postseason in the NAIA Women's Basketball National Championship Opening Round by 12th-ranked Indiana Wesleyan, 65-64.  It marked the first NAIA Tournament appearance for the Titans since 2005.


The Titans 25-8 overall record was the program's second straight full season with 25 victories.