An assist from Lisa Bluder has led to the sister of Big Ten assists leader Samantha Logic getting a chance to play for the St. Ambrose women’s basketball team next season.
Brette Logic, a point guard from Case High School in Racine, Wis., recently found an academic and basketball fit at the Davenport university and signed to join the Queen Bees’ program next season.
“It’s going to be a great situation for her,” said Samantha Logic, a Hawkeyes sophomore who dishes out a league-leading 6.7 assists per game.
“It’s a good program and a good level for her and to be 45 minutes away, that’s great for both of us and great for our parents who can come out and watch her play Saturday and then drive over to Iowa City for our games on Sunday.”
A 5-foot-6 senior, Brette Logic played on the same team with her sister as a freshman and sophomore at Case. She currently averages around 9 points and 4.5 rebounds in addition to leading the team in assists and steals.
But she is her own player.
While Samantha Logic earned McDonald’s All-American status at the prep level, Brette Logic welcomes any all-conference honors she can collect.
“She understands the game and grew up around it, and like her sister, she’s a competitor who likes to win,” St. Ambrose coach Krista Van Hauen said. “She’s a good guard. She knows how to make the right pass and I think having a chance to have a year learning what this level is about from Ashley Dexter will be good for her.”
Van Hauen learned about Brette Logic during a conversation with Bluder, the 13th-year Iowa coach whose career on the bench began at St. Ambrose.
“Lisa had watched her when she was recruiting Samantha and said she thought she might be a pretty good fit for our program. She knew we had the academic programs that she was interested in, too,” Van Hauen said. “At 5-6, it’s tough to get a lot of big-time attention from recruiters, but we took a look and we liked what we saw.”
Brette Logic plans to study forensic psychology at St. Ambrose and hopes that can lead her to a career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation after college.
“There aren’t many smaller schools that offer that line of study and St. Ambrose became a real good fit right away for Brette. I’m excited for her,” Samantha Logic said. “She wants to do her own thing and I know in basketball there, she’ll work her butt off and play defense and play her game. I’m looking forward to getting over there to watch her play.”