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‘Sky is the Limit’ for 6-foot-5 Pine-Richland Center Eve Fiala



On Tuesday morning, Pine-Richland’s super sophomore picked up another high-major offer, this time from Mississippi State and coach Nikki McCray.

Fiala is a center in the Class of 2023 who already holds offers from a handful of high-major programs as just a sophomore. In addition to Mississippi State, she currently is weighing offers from Pitt, Maryland, Penn State, Ohio State, West Virginia, and more.

“She does not have a ceiling,” Fiala’s AAU director John Tate told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “The sky is the limit for her.”

Standing at 6-foot-5, Fiala is a matchup nightmare in the women’s high school game. Her sheer size in addition to her blossoming athletic ability combines for a skill set that college coaches are salivating over.

“Her athleticism is her best strength,” Tate added. “She can score the basketball 12 feet and in. She runs the floor like a gazelle, blocks shots, she is really athletic. She blocks, rebounds, and controls the paint on defense.”

While she held an offer before even playing a high school game, Fiala has shown tremendous improvements in her game as of late, which is leading to more and more schools offering.

“Her understanding of the game,” Tate said when asked what Fiala has improved on the most. “Her basketball IQ has really gotten better. Understanding the game and how to compete at a high level.”

While top programs are already taking notice and recruiting her consistently, Tate says that Fiala will likely wait to make her college choice for now.

“I think she is going to go through the process and we can talk about her committing a year from now.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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