Wildcats Add Lanie Page to 2015-16 Roster
Wildcats Add Lanie Page to 2015-16 Roster
MANHATTAN, Kan. -- Kansas State women's basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced today the signing of incoming freshman Lanie Page to a National Letter of Intent (NLI) during the spring signing period.
Page will join her older sister, Kaylee, on the K-State roster for the 2015-16 season. The Page sisters join the fall signing class which includes incoming freshmen: guard Kayla Goth (DeForest, Wisconsin), guard Anna Hammaker (Knoxville, Tennessee) and center Cheyenne Hooper (Knoxville, Tennessee).
"Our freshmen group for the 2015-16 season will add to the size and versatility that we want to continue to improve on our roster," said Mittie about his additions for the upcoming season.
Lanie Page, a product of Wamego, Kansas, joins the Wildcats as the No. 76 ranked prospect in the country for the class of 2015 by Blue Star Basketball and No. 82 in the ESPN Hoopgurlz ranking.
In her four-year career at Wamego High School, Page helped the Lady Raiders to the 2013 Class 4A state title and a runner-up state title appearance in 2014. She averaged 16.3 points per game, 6.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 3.0 steals, 2.8 blocks and shot 37 percent from beyond the arc in her career and finished as Wamego's career leader in steals and was second in program history behind her sister in points (1,503), rebounds (676) and blocks (317). She was a three-time Kansas Basketball Coaches Association (KBCA) All-Class 4A First Team selection.
In addition to her stellar basketball career, Page was also a three-time letter winner in tennis and earned a state runner-up finish in 2013.
"Lanie had an outstanding high school career at Wamego High School," said Mittie about his newest addition. "She has a great skill set that fits nicely in our system."
Kaylee Page is a 6'2" forward from Wamego, Kansas, who joined the Wildcats prior to the start of the second semester of the 2014-15 season after transferring from Nebraska. She will finalize her redshirt season in the first semester of the 2015-16 season.
Page played in five games for Nebraska and averaged 0.4 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.2 assists in the 2014-15 season.
During her high school career at Wamego, Kaylee Page was the 2014 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year and the No. 42 rated player in the nation according to ESPN Hoopgurlz in the class of 2014. She averaged 18.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 3.8 blocks and 1.8 steals in her four-year career with the Lady Raiders.
Under Mittie in his first year with the Wildcats in 2014-15, Kansas State finished with a 19-14 overall record and the fifth Postseason WNIT appearance in program history and the 18th overall postseason bid. The eight win improvement from the 2013-14 season is the third largest win improvement from one season to the next in program history. The Wildcats registered a 7-11 mark in Big 12 play and tied for seventh in the league standings, which marked the most wins in league play since the 2011-12 season.
For the 2015-16 season, K-State returns eight letter winners from the 2014-15 squad. The Wildcats will be led into the 2015-16 season by 2015 All-Big 12 Second Team selection and Big 12 All-Defensive Team honoree Breanna Lewis (11.5 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 2.9 bpg), junior-to-be guard Kindred Wesemann (8.0 ppg, 2.6 apg) and senior-to-be guard Bri Craig (6.1 ppg, 2.3 rpg). Overall, K-State returns 61 percent of its scoring, 70 percent of its rebounding and 63 percent of its assists.
K-State women's basketball season tickets for the 2015-16 season will be available for purchase beginning in June. For more information, contact the K-State Athletics Ticket Office by calling 1-800-221-CATS or visit www.kstatesports.com/tickets.
Kansas State 2015-16 Signees
Name, Height, Position, Hometown, School
Kayla Goth, 6-0, Guard, DeForest, Wisconsin, DeForest HS
Anna Hammaker, 5-9, Guard, Knoxville, Tennessee, Christian Academy
Cheyenne Hooper, 6-6, Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, Christian Academy
Kaylee Page, 6-2, Forward, Wamego, Kansas, Wamego HS/Nebraska
Lanie Page, 6-2, Forward, Wamego, Kansas, Wamego HS