K-State Signs 4 in Early Signing Period

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State women's basketball head coach Deb Patterson announced the signing of four players to National Letters of Intent during the early signing period. The four new additions to the Wildcat roster in 2010-11 are: forward Chantay Caron, forward Brianna Kulas, forward Camille Redmon and guard Stephanie Wittman.

"We have added speed, strength and size to our program with this signing class," said Patterson about her four incoming players. "I like the versatility of skills that these players bring to the floor as individuals. These are players who can run, score and make plays one-on-one, and who also bring a strong commitment to rebounding and defending the ball. I am very excited about the toughness and intensity they bring to the floor. I expect this entire class to make an immediate positive impact on the success of our program."

Caron is a 5-11 product of Lawrence, Kan., and begins her senior season at Lawrence Free State High School as a 2009-10 Sporting News High School All-American honorable mention selection. She is also a McDonald's All-American nominee and is a three-time All-State honorable mention recipient.

Caron earned a pair of first team all-area honors from the Lawrence Journal World, after averaging 14.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in her junior season and 9.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in her sophomore campaign.

During her junior campaign, Caron established a school record for points (36) and field goals made (13) in a game. She also holds the school record for free throws made in a game with 12.

In her freshman season at Ottawa (Kan.) High School during the 2006-07 season, Caron averaged 11.6 points per game, including a high of 22. She also carded 9.3 rebounds per game.

Caron is a two-sport star, as she is an honorable mention All-State selection in volleyball. Following her junior season, Caron registered first team All-Area honors from the Lawrence Journal World and was a first team All-Sunflower League selection.  

Kulas is a 6-0 forward from Shawnee Mission North and enters her senior season as a Sporting News High School All-American honorable mention recipient. Kulas completed her junior season in 2009 by averaging 17.4 points per game on a .540 field goal percentage and also hauled in 4.9 rebounds per game. For her efforts, earned first team All-Sunflower League honors and was an honorable mention All-Kansas City Metro selection.

In her sophomore year under head coach Kelly Dennis, Kulas registered 12.2 points on a .470 field goal percentage and also pulled in 2.1 rebounds.

Caron and Kulas have played together before signing with the Wildcats, as they teamed up with the Missouri Valley Eclipse AAU squad.

Redmon is a 6-4 forward from Grand Prairie, Texas, and is the sister of current Nebraska junior forward Cathryn Redmon. The product of Mansfield Timberview High School is the career blocked shots leader for the Wolves and helped the squad to a runner-up finish in the Texas State 4A championship last season.

Redmon garnered first team All-District honors in 2007-08 and an honorable mention All-District citation in 2008-09. In her junior and sophomore seasons, Redmon registered points per game averages of 11.0 and 7.0 and rebounding averages of 7.2 and 7.0, respectively. Last season, Redmon tallied a career-high 16 rebounds in a single-game.

Along with her basketball accolades, Redmon is an accomplished athlete in track and volleyball. Redmon owns a career-best in the high jump of 5-8 and was a member of the 2009 Texas 4A Girls State champion track team. She garnered second place at the All-District meet in the high jump and was a state finalist last season.

Wittman is a 5-9 guard from San Antonio, Texas, and is rated as the No. 37 guard in the nation for the class of 2010 by ESPN HoopGurlz. Wittman also garnered Sporting News High School All-American honorable mention honors prior to the start of this season.

The product of Alamo Heights High School averaged 20.0 points and 8.5 rebounds per game last season. Wittman tallied a season and career-high of 27 points during her junior campaign. In her sophomore year with the Mules, Wittman averaged 11.3 points and 7.6 rebounds.

Kansas State will open its 2009-10 season on Saturday evening in Bramlage Coliseum at 5 p.m. To purchase tickets, please visit www.kstatesports.com  or call the K-State athletics ticket office at (800) 221-CATS.