Before Mattoon High School and Indiana Elite Havoc standout guard Mallory Ramage ever received a single collegiate offer, the then-sophomore provided one of her AAU coaches a list of schools.
“I did look into the (Loyola) basketball team actually, and I gave Dan (Gates) a list of colleges that I was really interested in and were on my list,” Ramage said. “I know a while back the (Ramblers) boys did really good, so I’ve known about the program for a while.”
The 5-9 junior who received her offer from the Ramblers this past July 15, committed on Nov. 4 to be part of the Missouri Valley Conference program in Chicago. Ramage said that Gates was especially helpful with recruiting, and feels that her time with Indiana Elite Havoc pushed her to this level.
Having also received offers from the likes of IUPUI, Wofford, Indiana State, Tennessee-Chattanooga, Eastern Illinois, and North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW), Ramage was a bonafide Division I inevitability.Read more