Article found at journal-news.com
Lakota West Senior Ally Haar (’18), daughter of Doug and Linda Haar, has verbally committed to play basketball and continue her education at Niagara University next school year.
Coach Andy Fishman says: Ally’s best days in basketball are still to come. She is very diligent and puts extra quality time in to work on her shooting and handles.
Her proactive training, ability to perform in the clutch, and communication with college coaches were very well received by recruiters.
Ally’s was always engaged, and engaging in the process and above other schools, Niagara coaches observed Ally get better over the past 3 years knowing her. Three events were critical to their final decision to offer Ally by the end of this summer the Classic in the Country, OGBR Skills Camp, and performance at Niagara’s Elite Camp.
We are all very happy and excited for Ally.
Do you know what you want to study?
Yes, Accounting and Finance
When did this school come into the picture?
The beginning of my junior year
Have you visited the school? If so, when? How did it go?
Yes, I visited the campus when I was there for their elite camp this summer. It was great! The campus is beautiful. I really liked the area. The players and coaches were awesome! I really felt a connection with the coaches and the players.
Did anyone help you through the recruiting process?
My parents and coaches, they gave me advice and support through this whole process. They made sure I was thinking through all the pros and cons and not rushing to an emotional decision.
What are your strengths?
I think I am a well rounded player. I’m a competitor and will do whatever my team needs me to do to win. I love to make the hustle plays and come up with defensive stops. I think I’m pretty good handling the ball and shooting but want to continue to get better.
What do you think you need to improve before starting college?
Really looking forward to my senior year and helping my team in any way that I can. I can improve in all areas and improve my overall strength. I’m looking forward to my senior year and helping to lead my team at West. We have a lot of experience returning and am looking forward to finishing my senior year on a strong note. With the recruiting process over, I can really focus on improving my game and helping my team.
Congrats ALLY! #WestPride #WEareLakota