Karissa McLaughlin
Karissa  McLaughlin


Fort Wayne, Ind.

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WBB Suffers 73-60 Loss at No. 16 OSU

The Boilermakers fell to a ranked opponent for the first time this season


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WBB Rallies, Knocks Off No. 13 Michigan

The Boilermakers finished regulation on a 16-0 run to force extra time


WBB Scorches Nets, Tops PSU 88-73

The Boilermakers broke a 35-year old school record Sunday


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• Four-year letterwinner at Homestead High School
• Led the Spartans 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
• Posted 29 points and six assists in the state title victory
• Added four sectional championships, four conference titles, three regional championships and two semi-state titles
• Scored a school-record 2,586 career points at Homestead, adding all-time marks for free throw percentage (92 percent), single-season scoring (778), single-game scoring (40) and single-game 3's (12)
• Her career scoring total is ranked in the top-10 all-time in Indiana
• Averaged 25.9 points, 5.6 assists and shot 46.1 percent from 3-point range in her senior season, including 29 points in the state title game
• Tallied 24.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 2.7 steals per game in her junior season, leading Homestead to the state semifinals
• Averaged 23.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals as a sophomore, leading Homestead to Indiana State 4A Runner-Up honors
• Led team to sectional and conference championships as a freshman, posting 16.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game
• Homestead honor roll and National Honor Society honoree
• Coached by Rod Parker


• 2017 Gatorade Indiana Player of the Year
• 2017 Indiana Miss Basketball
• McDonald's All-America nominee
• Tabbed the No. 21 overall player and No. 4 guard nationally by Prospects Nation
• Tabbed a 4.5 star player and No. 57 overall by Jump Off Plus
• Rated No. 61 player in the country and No. 10 point guard by ESPN HoopGurlz
• Rated No. 75 player overall by Blue Star Basketball
• Member of the 2017 Indiana Senior All-Star core team and 2016 Indiana Junior All-Star core team
• Three-time First Team All-State honoree (2015-17)
• First Team American Family Insurance ALL-USA Indiana
• 2017 MaxPreps Fifth Team All-American
• Hails from the same high school as Purdue men's basketball All-American Caleb Swanigan (Homestead)
• Played AAU with Nike Lady Gym Rats under James Banks


• Full name: Karissa Ilene McLaughlin
• Intended Major: Management
• Birthday: Oct. 29, 1998
• City Born: Warsaw, Ind.
• Parents: Bert and Sheila McLaughlin
• Siblings: Brother, Braxton and sister, Kendall


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