Justinger said she is waiting on the paperwork to sign her national letter of intent. Since Justinger has not officially signed with the Falcons, new BG women's coach Jennifer Roos cannot comment on the potential signee.
Justinger originally committed to Kent State, but she said she asked for her release from that scholarship when the school did not renew the contract of coach Bob Lindsay.
"I wanted to get a release when Kent State fired coach Lindsay because I didn't know who the coach would be, and I didn't know if the new coach would like me," Justinger said. "I didn't want to burn any bridges, but I wanted to see what my options were."
Justinger said she received offers from Akron, Youngstown State, and Florida Gulf Coast before settling on the Falcons.
"It just felt right to me," Justinger said about the decision. "If you know, you know. I felt a connection right away with coach Roos. I feel she'll do a great job at BG, and it's the right place for me."
Last season Justinger averaged 19.6 points per game in leading the Wildcats to a 21-2 overall record, and a Northern Lakes League title thanks to a 14-0 mark. She added 4.9 rebounds and dished out 3.9 assists a game.
Justinger, an All-Ohio Division I first team pick who also was the Division I district player of the year last season, also was on the All-Blade team as a sophomore and as a junior.
As a junior, she averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game and was named All-NLL and all-district first team and All-Ohio third team. Her sophomore season, Justinger was named All-NLL first team after averaging 11.9 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. The six-foot guard-forward finished her high school career with 1,109 points.
Northview coach Jerry Sigler said he was happy with Justinger's decision -- and not just because, as he laughingly said, both he and his wife are Bowling Green graduates.
"I'm happy this decision is behind her," Sigler said. "She has been a great player for us, a good player for Northview."
Sigler said Justinger, who has played in the Ohio-Indiana Border Wars and Ohio North-South Classic postseason all-star games, has a strong desire to excel.
"She definitely wants to improve her game," Sigler said. "She wants to play at the next level, and she wants to be good at the next level."
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