Karissa McLauglin of Fort Wayne, Indiana has picked Purdue University as her school of choice.
After decommitting from Florida, the 5-foot-8 senior has decided to make a verbal pledge to coach Sharon Versyp and the Purdue Boilermakers. McLaughlin will be able to officially sign with the Big Ten school on April 12th when the regular signing period begins.
For Purdue, McLaughlin has the potential to make an instant impact as there was a roster void at point guard next season and McLaughlin will now fill that need. While as a prep, McLaughlin made a name for herself as a knockdown perimeter shooter, she has shown the ability to act as a playmaker and could potentially find a home as a point guard for coach Versyp and her staff or at least develop into a quality combo guard giving her team backcourt flexibility.
Joining McLaughlin next season as freshman at Purdue will be, post Dani Lawson, forwards Leony Boudreau, Tamara Farquhar, and Fatou Diagne. Before the addition of McLaughlin, Purdue's 2017 class was outside of the ProspectsNation class rankings. With the addition of McLaughlin, look for Purdue to make a sizeable leap at the end of signing week.