ThunderRidge's Taylor Rusk commits to Wyoming for girls basketball

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ThunderRidge's Taylor Rusk has committed to Wyoming. (Kai Casey/

Taylor Rusk, who led ThunderRidge to an appearance in theĀ Class 5A girls basketball championship game last winter, has committed to play at Wyoming.

Rusk, a senior, tweeted the news of her commitment on Monday:

Rusk led ThunderRidge in scoring last season, averaging 14.0 points per game. She also averaged 7.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game.

The 5-foot-11 Rusk, who plays guard, wing and forward, was a first-team all-state pick in Class 5A after the season.

The Grizzlies are sure to be a title contender in 2015-16, with four of their top five returning scorers back. In the offseason, Matt Asik was hired to take over the program when former coach Paula Krueger left for a job at her alma mater.

Rusk joins fellow ThunderRidge basketball player Austin Mueller in committing to Wyoming. Mueller committed in June.

She is the latest member of girls basketball's Class of 2016 to make her college choice. On Tuesday, Rusk's teammate Jaz'Myne Snipes committed to Regis University.