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PURDUE WOMENS BASKETBALL RECRUITING:
Women's Recruiting Update: Rayburn leads state
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Rayburn leads state in scoring
Updated statistics compiled by the IHSAA and also the Journal and Courier show Brittany Rayburn not only leading the local J&C coverage area, but also the state in scoring. Rayburn is averaging 28.4 points per game through 14 games, 0.6 of a point per game ahead of No. 2 Maggie Boyer. Rayburn is also averaging 8.7 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 5.0 steals while shooting 47-percent from the field.
More on Wilson
Some additional articles from across the web on the commitment of Ashley Wilson to Purdue.
Wheeling's Wilson commits to Purdue - Daily Herald
Wheeling's Wilson to Purdue - Chicago Sun Times
Photo of Purdue target Alex Bentley from this season's game against Park Tudor - Ben Davis Athletics
Big Ten Recruiting
Michigan has added an invited walk-on in 5'6 point guard Janell Smith of Loy Norrix High (Mich.). Smith will be eligible to join the team for the upcoming 2008-09 season. While not on an athletic scholarship, Smith qualified for a full-ride academic scholarship as part of a program called The Kalamazoo Promise. The program pays for tuition and mandatory fees for any Kalamazoo Public School student to attend a Michigan public university, as long as they maintain a minimum gpa requirement and other requirements. Smith carries a 3.75 gpa.
Smith averaged 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals per game as a junior. According to Loy Norrix head coach Damian Smith, she received scholarship offers from Tulsa, Detroit, Illinois State, Loyola-Chicago and Saginaw Valley State.
Senior Brandie Baker was removed from the Michigan State commitment list a couple months ago over the uncertainty of her commitment after the coaching change. She recently officially committed to be a part of Sue Guevara's first recruiting class at Central Michigan. After reopening her recruitment, Baker chose the Chippewas over offers from Texas A&M, Arkansas, Michigan State and Iowa.
READ MORE: Big Ten Recruiting: Commitments