Rickie Woltman is a rising elite prospect from St. Louis, Missouri. She garnered national attention when she was rated the nation's top eighth grader by ESPN. Her offensive game is still developing, averaging 59% from the floor within limited shots. Ultimately she is working to become a stretch four. She only took one three-point shot in her first two years of high school. Her rebounding is a stength, and she possesses a wide wingspan. Scouts praise her upside, due to her athletic ability and WNBA body. Her goal is to play in the WNBA.
As a sophomore, Woltman played a role in Incarnate Word's state record eighth state championship, their fourth state championship since moving to Class 4 before the 2012-13 season. She scored seven points, four rebounds, a steal and a block in the 59-37 win over St. Pius X in the MSHSAA Class 4A championship game. Incarnate Word finished with a record of 27-4.
As a freshman, Woltman joined an Incarnate Word program coming off a state championship year in 2014-15. The team raced to the MSHSAA Class 4A semistate before being bounced by MISCS (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School), 60-51. Woltman contributed two points, six rebounds, a steal and a block. Incarnate Word finished with a record of 25-4.
Committed to Purdue on November 5, 2017 over a final list of Illinois, Kansas, and Marquette. She also had offers from Louisville, Michigan State, Missouri, and St. Louis.
Blue Star scout Stephanie Reed..."Woltman’s wingspan and height are the perfect combination for success on both the offensive and defensive end. Rebounding comes natural and her back to the basket moves are at times unstoppable. Woltman’s awareness and athleticism allows her to be a great passer as well." (USJN Midwest Premiere, July 2016)
Collegiate Girls Scouting Report scout Dan Olsen..."Face up-4 combines interior footwork with soft touch in mid-post game; wingspan, length, shot blocking presence, mobility in uptempo game offer the complete package for next level impact." (US Junior Nationals, July 2015)
Delta Report scout Leslie Toole..."Her length makes her look taller than her 6'1 measurement. Sure fire BCS kid. Great athlete. Rebounds and keeps balls active. Sweet turn around jumper in the paint. Will step out to the arc. Blocks and alters shots without fouling. Great fundamentals." (Battle of the Boro, July 2015)
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