Mittie Adds Deines; Page Eligible at Start of Season

June 8, 2015

MANHATTAN, Kan. -- K-State women's basketball head coach Jeff Mittie announced today the addition of senior guard Megan Deines to the 2015-16 roster. Mittie also announced the immediate eligibility of sophomore Kaylee Page for the upcoming season.

Deines, after graduating from Louisville, joins the roster for the 2015-16 season and adds to a K-State roster that includes redshirt freshman Kaylee Page (Wamego, Kansas) and freshmen guards Kayla Goth (DeForest, Wisconsin), Anna Hammaker (Knoxville, Tennessee) and Lanie Page (Wamego, Kansas) and freshman center Cheyenne Hooper (Knoxville, Tennessee).

"We are excited to add Megan to our team," said Mittie about Deines. "She gives us a player with excellent skills and championship level experience."

Deines, a 6'1" product of Springfield, Missouri, joins the Wildcats after three seasons at Louisville which saw the Cardinals reach the NCAA Tournament in all three seasons. While with the Cardinals, Deines played in 94 games with 16 starts with an average of 14.1 minutes per games. Deines carded 3.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 0.7 steals per game. Deines will have one season of eligibility with the Wildcats.

During her prep career at Glendale High School, Deines finished with 1,615 points and earned Class 4 All-State honors at the end of her junior and senior seasons. She was a three-time All-District 11 selection who was named the 2011 Class 4 District 11 Player of the Year after she averaged 16.2 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.8 assists.

In a ruling from the NCAA, Page has been determined immediately eligible for the start of the 2015-16 season after transferring from Nebraska. 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. While with the Cornhuskers, Page played in five games and averaged 0.4 points, 0.6 rebounds and 0.2 assists.

"I'm happy for Kaylee and our basketball team," said Mittie regarding Page's updated status. "She has worked hard throughout the spring and mixed in nicely with our group. She was so excited when I gave her the great news."

During her high school career at Wamego, 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 on June 10. 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
Megan Deines, 6-1, Sr., Guard, Springfield, Missouri, Glendale HS/Louisville
Kayla Goth, 6-0, Fr., Guard, DeForest, Wisconsin, DeForest HS
Anna Hammaker, 5-9, Fr., Guard, Knoxville, Tennessee, Christian Academy
Cheyenne Hooper, 6-6, Fr., Center, Knoxville, Tennessee, Christian Academy
Kaylee Page, 6-2, So., Forward, Wamego, Kansas, Wamego HS/Nebraska
Lanie Page, 6-2, Fr., Guard, Wamego, Kansas, Wamego HS