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story.lead_photo.caption Sarah Linthacum of Jefferson City orally committed Thursday night to play basketball at Missouri. Photo by Jason Strickland / News Tribune.

Sarah Linthacum will be the next member of her family to play at Missouri.

Linthacum, a Jefferson City Lady Jay, announced Thursday night on Twitter she has verbally committed to play basketball at Missouri starting in the 2021-22 season.

"Excited to announce that I'm committing to the University of Missouri!" Linthacum posted. "Thank you to my family for supporting me. Thank you to the Lady Jays and Mo Phenom players and coaches for everything.

"I'm excited to play in the SEC as a tiger!"

Linthacum, a 6-foot junior, has started for three years for the Lady Jays. She averaged 11 points and eight rebounds this season for Jefferson City (22-4), which finished sixth in the final Class 5 state rankings by the Missouri Basketball Coaches Association. Linthacum earned all-state honors from the association this season.

As a sophomore, Linthacum averaged 8 points and 6.5 rebounds after averaging 10 points and 5 rebounds as a freshman. She has earned all-district honors from the coaches and the media all three of her seasons with the Lady Jays.

Micah Linthacum, Sarah's sister, was a redshirt freshman on the Missouri women's basketball team this year. Larry Linthacum, her father who is the superintendent for Jefferson City Public Schools, played football at Missouri from 1987-90.

Linthacum is the second commit to the 2021-22 class at Missouri, joining Kiya Dorroh, a 6-foot wing player from Tucson, Ariz.

She is the third current Lady Jay junior to commit to play at the Division I level.

Hannah Nilges has committed to play basketball at Drake, while Kara Daly has committed to play softball at Missouri.

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