No noticable Purdue contact by Ashley Walker
California junior post player Ashley Walker is no longer unknown by national recruiters. She has begun measuring mail by the box, and admits the mass of postal attention is a little overwhelming. To date that box looks to potentially hold a ticket to a college of her choice, whether she wants to stay close to home and attend Stanford, or travel across the country to play for Tennessee. Both are sending mail, as well as numerous other programs across the nation. Yet most of the Big Ten attention may be coming from Penn State at the moment, as she told OGFP that there has been nothing from the Purdue staff that she can remember.
While we will continue to keep an eye on her progress, as of now Purdue has not shown much interest in the player who two years ago when asked by her hometown newspaper about her future plans said, "To go to a Big Ten college like Purdue. I like their coach and the fact that it's out of state."
State scoring leaders
Laura Bugher currently ranks No. 12 on the state scoring leader board released on 12/31/03, with an average of 20.8 points per game. She also ranks No. 10 in rebounding with a 10.6 average. The top five scorers in the state are senior Adrienne Squire of Indian Creek (31.0), freshman Megan King of Fort Wayne Canterbury (27.5), senior Kylee Wood of South Vermillion (27.0), senior Allison Hughes of North Vermillion (26.1) and senior Whitney Frame of Randolph Southern (26.0).
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Old Gold Free Press asked Ashley Walker what advice she could give to aspiring young girls basketball players: "Don't let people get in your head, and play your own game."