This morning, K-State head basketball coach Jeff Mittie made the most anticipated women's basketball announcement to come out of Manhattan in some time: Wamego's Lanie Page, who had already enrolled in classes months ago, has finally signed her letter of intent.
Lanie will join her sister Kaylee, who transferred back home from Nebraska last fall. In an amusing twist, Lanie may begin her Wildcat career first, as she's immediately eligible in the fall as an incoming true freshman; Kaylee has to sit out the fall semester before becoming eligible as a redshirt sophomore.
The pair, both of whom are 6'2" forwards and top-100 recruits in their classes, will join three other prior commits for the incoming class: Kayla Goth, a 6'0" guard from Wisconsin; Knoxville, Tennessee product Anna Hammaker, a 5'9" guard and the daughter of former Royals and Giants pitcher Atlee Hammaker; and 6'6" center Cheyenne Hooper, also from Knoxville.
Along with returning starters Kindred Wesemann, Breanna Lewis, and Bri Craig, things are looking bright for the Wildcats in the upcoming season. While we obviously still need to see how it all comes together on the court, Mittie's proving to be an able recruiter, and it's hard to imagine that Kaylee Page's return home wasn't in some way directly related to the coaching change last year. Following the team's return to the WNIT last year, the Wildcats could well be primed for bigger and better things in 2015-16.