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Rylee Sagester

Excerpt from the Dayton Daily News

Rylee Sagester was recruited by Wright State last year before signing with Marshall in October. And though the Tri-Village star was intrigued by new coach Kari Hoffman and her staff, they just had too much ground to make up

“I loved the people, but they’d just gotten to Wright State, and I wasn’t sure. Plus, my mind was made up,” Sagester said.

But Marshall went through a coaching change in March, prompting the most prolific 3-point shooter in Ohio girls basketball history to give Wright State another look.

On a visit last week, Sagester said Hoffman “was going through all the things they were looking to change on the team and the different philosophies. She said, ‘Well, you have an offer. Do you want to talk about it or do you want to commit right now?’ I was like, ‘I just want to commit. I’m in.’

“That was really cool. I got to commit to them in person and celebrate with them. There were lot of hugs and high-fives and fist pumps — everything you can imagine.”