School and Year (1997-98) Wadsworth HS, OH - Senior
Height and Weight 6'2
98-99 Ratings #41 (BDV), #78 (BS)
Academically Eligible Yes
Status Verballed 11/16/98
AAU team Dayton Lady Hoopsters (1998)
Elisa Inman is a forward prospect from Wadsworth High in
Ohio, a team that has been a perennial threat to win Ohio's
Division I crown. Wadsworth made it to the final weekend of the
state tournament last season, and won the title in 1997 with
Inman contributing 15 points and 11 boards.
Inman does Wadsworth's dirty work. She is a great rebounder
and blocks shots, but also has an eye for passing. She has been
described as a "skilled playmaker with good ballhandling skills",
and possesses good speed. Her defense is also good, helping her
team hold opponents to just 35.8 points per game last season.
Schools chasing Inman included many Big Ten programs,
Harvard, Princeton, South Carolina, Duke, Rice and North Carolina.
She verballed to Purdue after the Boilers 78-68 win over the
#1 ranked Tennessee Vols on 11/16/98.
Inman is currently 5th (12/30/98) on Wadsworth's all-time
5-11-99...USA TODAY named Elisa to their All-USA honorable mention
1-16-99...Elisa may be forced to miss the remainder of the
98-99 season due to torn ligaments in her ankle. At the very earliest,
Inman would be able to return mid-February.
11-16-98...Purdue received their first verbal committment
for the incoming class of 99-00 from Elisa Inman, after a stunning
and emotional upset of the #1 Lady Vols. Inman rushed from the
stands to tell Coach Peck that she wasn't waiting any longer, and
Purdue was where she wanted to be. Surrounded by the media, Inman
explained she had originally intended to delay until a new coach
could be placed, but couldn't wait. She commented she would be
"nervous" until Purdue picked a successor for Carolyn Peck, who
will jump to the WNBA after the 98-99 season.
8-5-98...Purdue received a visit from 6'1 forward Elisa
Inman from Wadsworth High, Ohio. Sources say she is at the top of
Purdue list for the Class of 1999. She currently ranked at #78
by Blue Star Illustrated.
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