The women's staff is getting geared up for a busy month of July.
With a center and a point guard in the fold for the 1998-99 season, they look to fill gaps at forward and off-guard. The staff hope to sign three players from the rising senior class, maybe four if the right player is available, and reportedly is looking at most of the Top100 players in the nation.
The immediate need is to sign a couple of players to replace the loss next year of Stephanie White-McCarty, who has spent time at the 2 and the 3 positions. At the 2-guard, Purdue looks for a productive scorer. At the three, the staff will be looking for athletic players who are capable of creating their own shots.
The coaches will be splitting time over the next month at a host of camps, some conveniently being staged in Purdue's prime recruiting territory. Coaches Pam Stackhouse (recruiting coordinator for high school freshmen and sophomores) and Kerry Cremeans (recruiting coordinator for high school juniors and seniors) will be traveling to Indy for both the AAU Nationals and the Nike Camp, to Chicago for the BCA Camp, and down to Terre Haute for the Blue Star All-American Camp.
A player the staff will be keeping an eye on this summer, among many others, is Stacey White, sister of Purdue standout Stephanie White-McCarty. The younger White is a rising junior at Seeger HS, already showing a knack for the basketball court. Stacey led Seeger in scoring on the varsity squad as a freshman with 11 points and just under 7 rebounds per game. Her sophomore year had her numbers climb to 18 points per game and 8 rebounds. Seeger made it to the Class 2A Regional this season, where they were defeated by #5 Tri-West.