Sharika Webb is a 5'8 combo guard from state 3A power Indianapolis
Cathedral. Webb has seen success on almost every level she has played.
Her high school team is currently the defending state 3A champions,
and her AAU team finished fifth in the nation last summer. She got the
label early as more of a power guard, able to hit off the dribble and
grab some rebounds. As her game improved, so did her shooting. Webb
has six threes in a game twice. She's an honorable mention all-american
by USA Today, and a preseason all-state candidate as one of the top
three junior players in the state of Indiana.
Webb finished her senior season averaging 18.3 points, 6.3 rebounds,
4.0 assists, 1.1 blocks and 3.3 steals. She shot 146-of-336 (.435) from
the field, 100-of-121 (.826) from the line, and 46-126 (.365) from the
perimeter. She finished her high school career by setting three records
-- career points (1,651), career steals (357) and career made three-pointers
(167). Cathedral's hope for 4A championship ended with a 49-47 loss to
Perry Meridian during regionals. Cathedral finished the season 21-3.
Sharika Webb verbally committed to Purdue on July 23, 2001, and signed
during the early signing period in November 2001.
4/15/02...Sharika Webb led all scorers with 20 points, as her South team
fell to the North in the state of Indiana's basketball version of a civil
war. The North team defeated the South, 86-72, behind Webb's 20 and future
Purdue walk-on Brianna Howard's 16.
4/5/02...Carol Duncan, Katie Gearlds and Sharika Webb were all named to
the all-state first team by the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports.
3/29/02...Junior Katie Gearlds and senior Sharika Webb have both been named
first team all-state by the Associated Press. Carol Duncan was named to the
third team. Two addition junior targets made the first team -- Terre Haute
South's Reicina Russell and South Bend Riley's Suntana Granderson.
3/16/02...The Hoosierland Report site has some scouting from the
recently completed Top 40 Workout, a camp used by the Indiana All-Star
selection committee as a way to sort through the top senior talent in the
state. While Carol Duncan and Sharika Webb look to have improved their chances
of making the team, Ashley Mays may be on the bubble.
3/10/02...Sharika was named to the Indianapolis Super Team by the Indy Star.
3/7/02...For the third straight year, Sharika Webb has been named the Indianapolis
Player of the Year. Webb finished her senior season averaging 18.3 points, 6.3
rebounds, 4.0 assists, 1.1 blocks and 3.3 steals. She shot 146-of-336 (.435) from
the field, 100-of-121 (.826) from the line, and 46-126 (.365) from the perimeter.
She finished her high school career by setting three records -- career points
(1,651), career steals (357) and career made three-pointers (167). Cathedral's hope
for 4A championship ended with a 49-47 loss to Perry Meridian during regionals.
Cathedral finished the season 21-3.
2/25/02...Sabrina Keys, Ashley Mays and Sharika Webb have February 27th marked
on their calendars. That is the date the McDonald's All-American selection committee
will release the 24 names of the participants in the inaugural McDonald's Girls
All-American Game. The list will be broadcast at 6:00pm EST on ESPN's SportsCenter
program. The game itself will be played on April 4th in Madison Square Garden as
a doubleheader with the Boys All-American team.
2/17/02...Sharika Webb (Cathedral HS, IN) - Season over. Cathedral fell to Perry
Meridian in the semifinals of the Southport regional, 49-47. Sharika Webb led
Cathedral with 20 points. Cathedral ends the season at 21-3.
2/13/02...A forum contributor has submitted this scouting report from last
Friday's game between Warren Central and Cathedral, with comments on both Ashley
Mays and Sharika Webb.
2/12/02...Cathedral was nearly unbeatable as a Class 3A school, winning two straight
state championships. Moving up to Class 4A in 2001-2002, Cathedral is proving they
are hard to stop on any level. Cathedral cruised to a 62-47 win over Class 4A No. 2
Lawrence North, behind a team-high 17 points from Sharika Webb. Webb shot 6-of-14 from
the field and 5-of-5 from the line, adding two assists, one block and three steals.
The Irish are now 21-2 on the season.
2/9/02...Sharika Webb had 25 points, five rebounds, six assists and four steals to
lead the Irish (20-2) in a 64-50 win over Warren Central. No. 4 Cathdral plays No. 2
Lawrence North (20-1) tonight for a chance to advance to regionals.
2/5/02...Sharika Webb ended the regular season this weekend leading No. 5 Cathedral
in scoring (18.0), minutes (25.8), assists (3.9) and steals (3.2). She is also second
on the team from the line, shooting a very respectable 84-of-104 attempts. Cathedral
goes into tournament play with a 19-2 record.
1/25/02...Including games through January 22, Jeff Sagarin's ratings of Indiana
girls teams has Reicina Russell's Terre Haute South at No. 2, playing the 16th toughest
schedule. Also ranked among the top fifty teams are -- Sharika Webb and Cathedral at
No. 5 (schedule No. 48), Katie Gearlds and Beech Grove at No. 13 (schedule No. 39),
Granderson, Norman and South Bend Riley at No. 20 (schedule No. 97), Ashley Mays and
Warren Central at No. 36 (schedule No. 4) and Carol Duncan and NorthWood at No. 46
1/20/02...Cathedral lost their first game of the season in a 56-52 decision to Benet
Academy. Sharika Webb had 20 points.
1/19/02...Sharika Webb helped Cathedral remain unbeaten by contributing 29 points at
the McDonald's Girls Prep Classic in Chicago. Indiana Class 4A No. 4 Cathedral defeated
Illinois Class 2A No. 6 Hope 74-73 in overtime. Teams from the state of Indiana were
2-1 on the opening night of the tournament.
12/17/01...Cathedral remained unbeaten in the Marion County tournament for four years
running, and took the championship from Tech 74-50. Sharika Webb had 27 points.
12/11/01...The Indianapolis Star has an article on Cathedral guards Sharika Webb and
Jessica Wright. The two players have a chance to make history, beginning tonight, by
going undefeated in City Tournament during their high school careers. They would be the
first players to accomplish the feat in the 22 years of the tournament.
11/30/01...Sharika Webb had 19 points and seven assists Wednesday as Cathedral dumped
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. A brief scouting report from Kristy Curry
has been added below.
11/16/01...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 Webb #84.
11/15/01...Sharika Webb led Cathedral with 19 points in a 59-46 victory
over Heritage Christian. Webb also had five rebounds, five steals, six
assists and one block. Sharika's player profile has been updated with the
Cathedral roster for the 2001-02 season, plus the season schedule.
11/15/01...Here's a look at the roster for Cathedral for the 2001-02 season.
The schedule has been posted below.
SR Laura Cheesman, 5'6 G
SR Sharika Webb, 5'8 G
SR Jessica Wright, 6'0 G/F
JR Rachel Brockman, 6'3 F
JR Julie Malone, 5'5 G
JR Jennifer Peterson, 6'0 C
JR Kathleen Roesinger, 5'6 G
JR Kaitlin Vogtner, 6'0 F
JR Lauren Werner, 5'7 G
SO Chris Halstead, 5'10 F
SO Annie O'Connor, 5'7 G
07/23/01...Sharika Webb has verballed to Purdue, giving Curry and staff their
top prize to date for the class of 2002. Webb, who rates No.36 by All-Star
Girls Report, joins fellow guard Ashley Mays, power forward Carol Duncan, and
forward Sultra Harding. Harding has yet to qualify.
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.
04/01/01...Two underclassmen prospects have landed on the AP all-state second
team -- junior Sharika Webb and sophomore Katie Gearlds.
03/09/01...Sharika Webb and her Cathedral Irish took the Indiana Class 3A state
championship, beating No. 7 Plymouth 54-39 in Conseco Fieldhouse. Webb scored
12 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Cathedral finished the season 29-1.
02/25/01...Sharika Webb (Indianapolis Cathedral, IN) - Next game: 3/03 vs.
Plymouth (22-5). Cathedral advanced to the 3A state final game for the third year
in a row by defeating No. 3 Franklin County 47-45. Sharika Webb led all scorers
with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Cathedral's record stands at 28-1.
02/23/01...Sharika Webb went 3-of-7 from the perimeter for 21 points and three
steals in Cathedral's 52-36 regional matchup against Franklin. Indianapolis
Cathedral moves on to Jasper on Saturday at 11:45am to play Jasper (19-5). The
winner gets the Franklin County (23-0) vs. Lebanon (15-9) winner at 8:15pm.
02/20/01...I had a chance to talk with Denise McClanahan, 16-under AAU coach for
the Indiana Finest program. McClanahan has both Sharika Webb and Katie Gearlds on
her summer squad, so she was the perfect person to give us some scouting on the
two players. [MrHoops]
02/18/01...Just last week it was Sharika Webb's Cathedral squad bouncing Katie
Gearlds' Beech Grove from the 2001 IHSAA tournament. On Sunday, both players were
in attendance to see the Purdue women win another Big Ten Basketball Championship.
Gearlds has become a fixture at Purdue home games, rated as the top player in the
Indiana sophomore class and rated as Full Court Press's No. 18 player in the Class
of 2003. Gearlds finished the regular season rated as the Indianapolis area top
scorer, and No. 2 in the state behind Wawasee's Shanna Zolman. Before the tournament,
Gearlds was averaging 26.7 points with a season high of 42, on .538 shooting from
the floor, .864 from the line and .420 from the perimeter. Gearlds is also averaging
9.2 rebounds, 6.2 steals, 6.7 assists and 3.2 blocks per game. With the loss to
Cathedral last week, Beech Grove finished the season 13-8. Webb, on a more loaded
team, is averaging 15.4 points and 4.4 steals. Cathedral is still alive in the
IHSAA tournament, winning the Sectional 25 championship at Beech Grove behind a
game-high 21 points from Webb. Cathedral, the defending state 3A champion, moves
on to a Wednesday matchup with Franklin (15-7). Both Webb and Gearlds played for
the 15-under Indiana Finest AAU program last summer, finishing 5th in the nation.
Webb was named the team's most outstanding performer for the summer of 2000, while
Gearlds won the award in 1999.
02/15/01...Kristy Curry attended Tuesday's first round sectional matchup between
Cathedral and Beech Grove to check out two of the best guards in the junior and
sophomore classes. Cathedral bounced Beech Grove from the IHSAA tournment 74-60.
Cathedral's Sharika Webb led her team with 25 points, hitting 5-of-11 shots from
the perimeter. Katie Gearlds led all scorers with 33 points, only one coming from
long range. She made only one of eight shots from the perimeter, but was a perfect
16-of-16 from the free throw line. Gearlds also added nine rebounds and five
01/28/01...Sharika Webb, a 5-7 all-state junior guard from Class 3A No. 1 Indianapolis
Cathedral, led the Irish with 23 points on Friday and surpassed the 1,000 point career
mark. She is the first player at Cathedral to hit the 1,000 point mark as a junior.
Webb averages 15.5 points per game for the 17-1 Irish.
Scouting report by Cathedral coach Linda Bamrick..."In my 17 years of coaching,
Sharika is the best player I have ever coached. Although her individual contributions
have been extraordinary, it is her ability to elevate the play of those around her
that places her in a class of her own. Offensively, Sharika sees the floor
exceptionally well, can score from long range and can break down defenses off the
dribble. She also possesses the ability to single-handedly take over a game. Defensively,
she is very deceptive as she anticipates well on the court. She also is an outstanding
rebounder for her size." (06/16/02, Indianapolis Star)
Scouting report by Kristy Curry..."Sharika brings size, strength and athleticism
that you rarely find in a 1-2 combo guard. She comes from a great high school program
in Indianapolis Cathedral, so she knows what it takes to win." (11/19/01,
Scouting report by Brianna Howard..."Sharika is such an excellent player and she’s
a joy to play with. The one thing about her, she’s an excellent passer. She sees the
floor so well. You always have to be ready because she’ll find you. You can be standing
on the other end of the floor behind eight people, and she’ll hit you." (04/15/02,
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