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Purdue Women's Basketball Recruiting

Lakisha "KiKi" Freeman

[LaKisha Freeman]
 CLASS OF: 2004
 SCHOOL: Arthur Hill HS, MI
 HEIGHT AND WEIGHT: 6'1
 POSITION: Small Forward
 03-04 RATINGS: #50 (ASGR)
 02-03 RATINGS: 7th in Michigan
 ACADEMICS: Yes
 STATUS: Signed with Purdue
 AAU TEAM: Michigan's Finest


BIO | PHOTOS | SCOUTING REPORTS | LINKS | SEASON STATS | HONORS | SCHEDULE

PLAYER BIO

Lakisha Freeman, a 6'1 forward from Saginaw, MI, is set to lead what is tagged the best team in the state of Michigan in 2003-04 on a mission to a state championship. An inside-outside player in high school, Freeman has versatile skills running Arthur Hill's motion offense. And although she is a strong rebounder, the small forward position is where she will make her reputation in college.

As a junior, Freeman averaged 18.2 points, 8.6 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3.1 blocks per game for 18-5 Arthur Hill. She shot 64-percent from the field, up from 55-percent her sophomore year. Arthur Hill's season ended in the district finals.

Arthur Hill went 19-4 her sophomore year, when she averaged 14.0 points, eight rebounds and three blocks.

As a freshman, Freeman averaged 14.5 points and nine rebounds for 14-6 Arthur Hill.

Gave a verbal commitment to Purdue on April 19th, 2003, and signed during the early period on November 17, 2003.


PLAYER PHOTOS

  • At 2003 Nike Camp [Old Gold Free Press]
  • On defense at Nike [Old Gold Free Press]


    SCOUTING REPORTS

    Purdue head coach Kristy Curry..."Kiki comes from a tradition-rich high school program at Arthur Hill. She brings a combination of speed and athleticism that fits very well into our system. We feel she has tremendous potential and that she can be a presence for us defensively." " (November 17, 2003)

    Bob Richards at the 2003 Nike Camp..."To avoid getting blinded by names, I like to refer to players as numbers until late in the camp, so I don't have any preconceptions. I was pleased to find out that Purdue recruit LaKisha Freeman was No. 42 when I finally matched the numbers to the names. She is always around the ball on offense and defense. She has a defensively solid all-around game, but impressed me guarding forwards driving into the paint. She can stay on your hip and blocks quite a few shots by smothering the shot, not swatting at it. Doesn't hesitate on offense and knows what to do with the ball when she gets it. A good example was a bobbled pass she received in the corner. It is frustrating to see players think only of recovering the ball, which tends to pin them in the corner, trapped by the defense. Freeman scooped the ball off the floor, did an instant 360 degree spin down the baseline for a lay-up. The lack of hesitation leads me to believe she has had some good coaching in the past." (July 31, 2003)

    Capri Small at the 2003 Nike Camp..."Can play a physical game but has a surprisingly soft touch around the basket. A six-foot player who can legitimately drive the lane and pass like a guard." (July 31, 2003)

    Arthur Hill head coach Vonnie Kilmer..."Her stronger points are her athletic ability and her mid-range game. I think it's a steal for Purdue because she's a talented kid. She's a finesse player and plays pretty solid defense." (Journal and Courier - April 20, 2003)


    LINKS
  • Michigan forward commits to Purdue [Journal and Courier]


    SEASON TO DATE STATISTICS

    SEASON MIN PPG FG% FT% 3P% RPG APG BPG SPG RECORD
    2002→2003   18.2 .640     8.6   3.1 3.5 18-5
    2001→2002   14.0 .550     8.0   3.0   19-4
    2000→2001   14.5       9.0       14-6



    AWARDS AND HONORS

    03-04 season
  • Michigan Miss Basketball candidate
    02-03 season
  • Nike All-American Camp
  • All-American honorable mention (Street & Smith)
  • All-State second team (Detroit Free Press)
  • All-State second team (Detroit News)
    01-02 season
  • All-State third team (Detroit News)
    00-01 season
  • All-State honorable mention (Detroit News)


    SEASON SCHEDULE (2003-04)
    Date Day Time Opponent ---- --- ---- --------------------

  • As news organizations move their stories to an archive, some of the links listed above may become inactive

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