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IHSAA Inducts Homan and Malsam into Basketball and Officials Hall of Fame

The IHSAA is proud to announce 2023 honorees for induction into the Basketball Hall of Fame and Officials Hall of Fame, with the six total selections to be honored during the 2023 IHSAA State Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. These honorees were nominated through their schools, recommended by the Hall of Fame selection committees, and approved by the Board of Control this winter.

JARED HOMAN, St. Mary’s, Remsen: A dominant post for the Hawks who averaged a career double-double, Homan recorded 249 blocks in three varsity seasons. After recording 21.5 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 5.7 blocks per game as a junior, Homan earned honorable mention All-American honors as a St. Mary’s senior with 23.5points, 14.0 rebounds, and 6.5 blocks per game. Twice an all-state performer, he went on to play at Iowa State and became the school’s career leader in blocks (235). His Big 12 honors included two All-Academic teams, 2004 All-Improved team, and a 2005 All-Big 12 selection. Homan played 11 seasons of professional basketball across Europe – Greece, Turkey, Poland, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Russia, Israel –winning the Croatian league in 2008-09, and attending Chicago Bulls camp in 2007. Now a territory manager for Boston Scientific Corporation, Homan lives in New York City.

JENNI MALSAM: A national leader for female officials across both the IHSAA and IGHSAU, Malsam has been a registered boys’ and girls’ basketball official and volleyball official since 1979. She has also officiated soccer for both organizations since 1997. The Kingsley native has served as a member of the IHSAA officials advisory committee and has been respected as an evaluator and assignor in northwest Iowa. Her tenure includes five years on the NFHS Officials Association board and sitting as president in 1999, both times being the first woman to serve in either capacity. Her national contributions also include the NFHS Hall of Fame committee, and the NFOA officials’ publication and education committees. In 2002-03, she was selected as NFOA national official contributor of the year. Malsam and her husband Joe live in Sioux City and they have four children – John (Casey), Katie(Ryan), Joe (Katie), and Annie – and six grandchildren.