Karissa McLaughlin
Karissa  McLaughlin


Fort Wayne, Ind.

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CAREER STATS Get Acrobat Reader

2017-18 / AS A FRESHMAN

• Earned Big Ten All-Freshman Team honors, becoming the 10th Boilermaker to earn first-year recognition and the fifth under Versyp (first since 2013)
• Is the first player in program history to play in eight consecutive complete games, logging 365 straight minutes played over the last 10 contests of the season
• Her 75 3-pointers this season are a Purdue freshman record, and third-most in a season all-time for the Boilermakers
• Tied for the seventh-most triples of any freshman in the NCAA this season
• Tied a Boilermaker freshman record with six 3's at Michigan, equaling the mark shared by Nicole Erickson, Rayburn and Courtney Moses
• Ranked fifth on Purdue's freshman assist record list with 120, and tied for 11th in the NCAA among freshmen
• Is the sixth freshman in program history to lead the team in assists
• The Boilermakers were 12-2 when she dished at least five assists in a game
• One of three freshman in the NCAA to record at least 70 3-point field goals and 100 assists this season
• Averaged the second-most minutes per game of any freshman in Purdue history at 33.2, the most of any rookie since 1988-89 (MaChelle Joseph, 31.3 mpg)
• First Purdue freshman with a double-double since 2009 (Sam Ostarello, 17/14r vs. Evansville), posting 10 points and 11 assists vs. Penn State on Jan. 28
• Tied MaChelle Joseph and Stephanie White for the Purdue freshman single-game assist record with 11, also tied for 10th-most in a game at Purdue
• Scored a career-high 21 points twice, hitting the mark in her first career game and again in the overtime, comeback win at Michigan, including a pair of triples in the extra session
• Posted double-figure scoring in 19 games, including 11 of her last 13
• Hit the game-winning shot in the opening round of the WNIT, canning a jumper with six seconds left to win at IUPUI
• Shot 90.5 percent from the free throw line, missing four free throws all season
• Hit a 3-pointer in 30 of 34 games, hitting at least two triples 24 times
• Received the Co-Most Improved Award at the postseason banquet
• Named the Purdue Female Breakout Athlete of the Year at the 2018 Golden Pete Awards


• 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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