In Michigan prep star Havers, NU coaches see a perfect fit for their system

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Posted: Wednesday, July 31, 2013 12:00 am | Updated: 1:12 pm, Thu May 8, 2014.

LINCOLN — It might have been the worst week in Allie Havers’ otherwise sterling athletic career. But it’s how the curious recruiting case of NU’s top women’s basketball newcomer begins. It’s the summer of 2012, and the 6-foot-5 forward from Mattawan, Mich., had just joined a Detroit-based summer AAU team for a tournament in Chicago. A three-sport star who was all-state in volleyball and softball, Havers had spent most of her year away from the club hoops scene.

She’d just decommitted from Michigan, which had switched coaches, and was looking to impress new suitors. If not, a college volleyball career likely awaited. Ohio State wanted her as a middle blocker.

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