High School: Crown Point (IN)
Recruiting Status: Signed with IUPUI [press release]
Recruiting Summary for Jessica Carrothers
offers in 2020:
- April: IUPUI
- May: Toledo
offers in 2021:
- March: Butler
*also has an offer from Tulsa
August 6, 2021: committed to IUPUI
Carrothers averaged 23.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 4.1 steals this season. She scored 25 points — a total she reached or surpassed in all seven of the team’s postseason games — when Crown Point (25-1) beat Brownsburg 44-34 in the Class 4A state final on Feb. 27. She also had seven rebounds and five steals in that game.
“For Jessica, we talk about it all the time — just the consistency and bringing it every single night,” Seibert said. “Being the focus of the other team’s defensive game plan and drawing the other team’s best perimeter defender, and still affecting the game the way she does, it’s pretty remarkable.”
Chasing Johnny: Crown Point’s Jessica Carrothers looks to match older brother with state title (Times of Northwest Indiana, 2/27/2021)
The star guard is averaging a team-high 23.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.1 steals per game, all but ensuring that she will be selected as an Indiana Junior All-Star. However, personal accolades is not why Jessica plays basketball.
So, what advice would Johnny give his younger sister as she looks to pull even with him?
“Treat it like any other game,” Johnny said. “When you walk (into Bankers Life Fieldhouse), you’re going to be overcome with anxiety and all of these emotions, but after a while that’ll all go away. And then, you just have to go to work and do what you’ve been doing to get to this point.”
Jessica has been seemingly unflappable during her career at Crown Point, and although appearing in a state final is a challenge she hasn’t experienced yet, it’s a challenge she welcomes.