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Monday, April 03, 2017 6:00 pm

Homestead's McLaughlin chooses Purdue

AUBREE REICHEL | The Journal Gazette

Homestead girls basketball standout Karissa McLaughlin announced her college choice would be Purdue on her Twitter today.

"I am excited to announce that I will be furthering my education and basketball career at Purdue University. #boilerup," she tweeted.

McLaughlin, a Miss Basketball contender, originally committed to Florida but reopened her recruitment when the Gators fired coach Amanda Butler following a 15-16 season and a second-round loss in the SEC Tournament.

This time around, McLaughlin narrowed down the list to Florida, Purdue and Michigan. 

The Spartans won the program's first Class 4A Girls Basketball State Championship on Feb. 25 to finish the season 28-2. McLaughlin had 29 points and six assists in the state championship game and averaged 25.9 points her senior season. 

She finished her high school career with 2,586 good for No. 10 on girls basketball scoring leaderboard and earned the Indiana Gatorade Player of Year Award, announced last month.