2017 Purdue Women's Basketball Signee: Karissa McLaughlin Purdue head coach Sharon Versyp added a fifth player to her 2016-17 recruiting class

Karissa McLaughlin

5-8 * Combo Guard

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Homestead High School

"We added one of the great guards in Boilermaker history today. All of our 3-point records went on watch the moment Karissa decided to join us. She brings an extensive combo guard experience to our program with outstanding court presence, showing her ability to play the 1 or the 2." - Coach Versyp
“You don’t often get a chance to recruit a player like Karissa, let alone a second chance. She’s an incredible human being of the highest character, we’re blessed to have her call herself a Boilermaker and can’t wait to have her join us in West Lafayette.” - Coach Versyp

Career Highlights

• Led Homestead to a 103-10 mark over her four-year career, including the 2017 Indiana High School 4A State Championship and a 42-0 career record at home

• Scored a school-record 2,586 career points at Homestead, adding all-time marks for free throw percentage (92%), single-season scoring (778), single-game scoring (40) and single-game 3’s (12)

• 2017 Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year

• 2017 Indiana Miss Basketball Finalist

• McDonald’s All-America nominee

• Tabbed the No. 21 overall player and No. 4 guard nationally by Prospects Nation

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