Blazers News · Tarnow, McConnell Announce College Commitments


Senior captains Jake Tarnow and Ally McConnell announced their college plans this past week.

Tarnow, who averaged 17.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, and 4.0 assists for the 2019-20 squad, will continue his playing career at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. The Little Giants compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC) alongside nationally-ranked Wittenburg University, The College of Wooster, and prolific rival DePauw. Wabash has won 38 games over its past two seasons, including a 17-9 mark in 2019-20.

McConnell pledged her commitment to Indiana University-Northwest following a stellar senior campaign that saw her finish with the third-highest scoring average in program history. The two-time state champion paired 19.2 PPG with 7.3 RPG for the Blazers this past winter. The RedHawks have also tallied 38 victories the last two seasons, including a dominant 27-8 run in 2018-19, a campaign that concluded with a second-round appearance in the NAIA National Tournament.

Both Tarnow and McConnell were recognized as Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) All-State Honorable Mention honorees in their final seasons with the Blazers. Additionally, Tarnow earned a spot on the IBCA Boys Academic All-State Team.

Tarnow becomes the fourth boys basketball player over the last three years to commit to a college basketball program. McConnell represents the sixth girls basketball player since 2018 to do so.