Clever Girls Basketball Star Signs with Drury

by Ed Beach

Drury Lady Panthers head coach Amy Eagan announced the signing of guard Allie Clevenger out of Clever High School.

Clevenger was an All-State selection in Class 3 in addition to being named First Team All-Mid-Lakes Conference. The 5’8″ guard averaged 23.9 points, 3.1 assists, and 1.8 steals for the Blue Jays last season as well as shooting 48 percent from the field and hitting 70 three-pointers. Clevenger was selected to the area’s All-Ozone team by OzarksSportsZone, and she earned the Jane Meyer Award at last season’s Pink & White Tournament hosted at the O’Reilly Family Event Center.

She helped her team to a 20-9 record in 2019-20 and an 81-33 mark during her four years on the varsity squad. Clevenger ended her high school career as Clever’s third-leading scorer in program history and was a three-time all-conference pick.

“We are excited to welcome Allie to our Lady Panther family,” said Eagan. “Allie has grown up attending Drury camps, coming to games, and she knows what it means to be a Lady Panther! She is a perfect fit for who we are and what we value. Allie is shifty, can shoot it and has a high basketball IQ. I am excited to have the opportunity to coach her these next four years!”

Clevenger joins fellow signee Haley Meely (G, Jenks HS, Jenks, Okla.). The Lady Panthers will make additional announcements in the next several days.

Drury finished the 2019-20 season undefeated at 32-0, won GLVC regular season title going 20-0 in league play, they won their fourth straight GLVC tournament championship and ended the year ranked number one in NCAA-II. 2019-20 marked the second consecutive year the Lady Panthers completed an undefeated regular season.

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