Bishop Luers knew it would take a couple of years to rebuild after graduating so many top players so quickly it did so with this season’s senior class, many of which will be going into their third full season of varsity contribution and few more important than Dori Javins.
To say that Javins has been a do everything type of player for the Knights wouldn’t emphasize her contributions enough. Last season, she shot 42 percent from the field while averaging 6 points, 6 rebounds and a steal and a half per contest. More importantly, she played in all 21 games, fulfilling different roles along the way, especially when leading scorer Lydia Reimbold was out with an illness. When she toppled New Haven late in the season with 17 points on 8 of 13 shooting, it was a surefire sign that she was ready to contribute on a higher level.
Her inside game is perhaps the most important aspect that could lead to a big push for the Knights this season and important final postseason for her. While the second leading rebounder, Javins is a tough inside presence with a killer work ethic. She posted double digit rebounds against Snider, Class 2A semi state runner up Central Noble and blew Bellmont away with 22 rebounds late in December. At 5’7”, Javins has established herself as one of the better inside-outside presences in Northeast Indiana.
“Dori has improved her offense game over the summer and should be a threat for anywhere on the floor,” Bishop Luers coach Mark Pixley says. “Heart and hustle is a understatement for her. One of the hardest workers in the city.”