Kate Martin, a three-year starter for an Edwardsville girls basketball team which finished as the runner-up in the Illinois Class 4A state tournament, made a verbal commitment Monday to play for Iowa.

The 6-foot guard announced her decision on Twitter, thanking coaches and teammates for helping her development.

She concluded, "It's time for me to follow my dreams and verbally commit to the University of Iowa. I can't wait to be a Hawk.''

Joining 6-3 post player Monika Czinano of Watertown, Minnesota in Iowa's 2018 recruiting class, Martin selected Iowa over offers from Illinois, Wisconsin and DePaul.

Martin averaged 12.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.7 steals and was known for her defensive work on an Edwardsville team which allowed 35.6 points per game.

The Tigers finished the season with a 32-1 record, losing only a one-point game to Geneva in the Class 4A state championship game.

She topped 1,000 career points in a 4A state semifinal win over Lombard Montini, two games after scoring six points for Edwardsville in its 48-46 sectional final win over Rock Island.

Martin earned second-team all-state honors and was a second-team all-metro selection by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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