Ashley Mays is a 5'8 scoring guard from Indianapolis Warren Central. She
possesses excellent range and accuracy, can break down defenses, and
defensively is ahead of the game herself. Her junior year, Mays averaged
21.9 points, nine rebounds and three assists for a 4-16 team. She had a
season-high 40 points against Terre Haute South on her home court. Her stats
were comparable to her sophomore year, when she averaged 18.3 points, 11
rebounds and 3.2 assists. Mays still has the potential to get much better.
Ashley Mays verbally committed to Purdue on 2/15/01, and officially signed
during the early signing period of November 2001. She chose Purdue over Big
Ten schools Wisconsin and Iowa.
11-24-01...Ashley Mays scored 10 of her game-high 18 points in the final quarter
as Warren Central (2-2) beat Perry Meridian 43-37.
11-20-01...With the official announcement today, Purdue has received all five
expected signings for the freshman class of 2002-2003. This confirms both Webb and
Taylor have signed, adding to confirmed signings late last week from Mays, Keys and
Duncan. Comments from Kristy Curry are listed below under the "Scouting Reports",
and a link has been provided to the official sports information press release.
11-19-01...We have confirmation that Ashley Mays has sent her LOI to Purdue. The
Purdue staff will likely not officially comment on any one player in the class until
they receive all of the letters on campus for the entire class, so we will continue
to report when we know for a fact a player has signed their LOI. So far we have
confirmation on Keys, Duncan and Mays. Junior college sophomore forward Sultra
Harding will wait until the spring to sign.
11-15-01...Blue Star has their newest rankings out. Missy Taylor is the highest
rated verballed Purdue recruit on the "seniors only" list, at #61. Others of
interest among the 100 listed...Sabrina Keys #66, Ashley Mays #73, and Sharika
11-12-01...Ashley Mays had 60-percent of Warren Central's scoring output, but it
wasn't enough as Noblesville shut down WC 45-29. Mays finished with 17.
10-28-01...The latest Street & Smith all-american teams have been released. Mays was
named to the honorable mention team along with Camille Lenoir, Carol Duncan, Sharika
Webb, Missy Taylor, Ashley Mays, Reicina Russell, Katie Gearlds and Amber Harris.
04-24-01...Purdue recruit Ashley Mays will be playing for a new high school coach
next season. Rodger Kirkpatrick has been named the new girls basketball coach at
Warren Central. Kirkpatrick comes from South Bend Adams who finished 17-6 last year
and made it to regionals in the IHSAA tournament. This will be Ashley's third coach
during her career at Warren Central. Kirkpatrick is a graduate of Purdue University.
04-09-01...The Louisville Courier-Journal has released their 2001 Indiana all-state
teams. Sophomore Katie Gearlds and junior Missy Taylor were named second team all-state,
junior Sharika Webb made the third team, and Purdue-bound Carol Duncan and Ashley Mays
both made the honorable mention list.
02-25-01...Warren Central went down in the first round of sectional play to Lawrence
North, 76-56, despite a game-high 30 points from junior Ashley Mays. Warren Central
finished the season 4-16.
02-22-01...The women's basketball team has received a verbal commitment from 5'8
junior guard Ashley Mays. Mays is rated #59 by All-Star Girls Report, and plays
for Warren Central High in Indianapolis. Mays averaged 21.9 points, nine rebounds
and three assists per game as a junior.
Scouting report by Kristy Curry..."Ashley is very quick and athletic. She is
a very good slasher and penetrator. She knows how to get to the foul line."
(11/19/01, Purdue SID)
Scouting report by Steve Valiant from the Nike Camp..."Finished her drives
despite getting hammered by bigger players. She played defense with more
commitment than most other guards. She hit a 3-pointer over a bigger player in the
3-on-3 segment of the camp." (7/21/01, MrHoops)
Date Day Time Opponent
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11/10/01 SAT @ Noblesville
11/13/01 TUE @ Brebeuf
11/16/01 FRI New Palestine
11/23/01 FRI Perry Meridian
11/27/01 TUE @ Columbus East
11/30/01 FRI @ Carmel
12/11/01 TUE Lawrence Central
12/14/01 FRI @ Lawrence North
01/05/02 SAT @ Terre Haute South
01/08/02 TUE Mount Vernon
01/11/02 FRI Ben Davis
01/15/02 TUE Franklin Central
01/19/02 SAT Terre Haute North
01/25/02 FRI @ North Central
01/29/02 TUE Scecina
02/02/02 SAT @ Center Grove
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