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Purdue Women’s Basketball: RaShaya Kyle and Madison Layden named McDonald’s All American nominees

Two future Boilermakers earned some nice honors on Tuesday

via Purdue Women’s Basketball

Two players from the class of 2020 for Purdue could be headed to the McDonald’s All-American game. RaShaya Kyle and Madison Layden were named to the list of nominees for the prestigious game in Houston, Texas this upcoming April.

RaShaya Kyle is a 6’6 post player from Marion High School in Indiana and was ranked 36th overall and 5th at her position by ESPN. Thus far she has averaged 26.7 points, 13.5 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.5 assists per game this season. She also dropped 50 points in a game earlier this year.

She will have the opportunity to play big minutes for the Boilers next season as she will bring tremendous size, scoring, rebounding and a defensive presence that will be missed with Ae’Rianna Harris graduating after this year.

Madison Layden is a 6’1 guard playing for Northwestern High School in Kokomo, Indiana being ranked 57th overall in the class of 2020 and 15th at her position. Leading her team to an undefeated record so far she is averaging 26.8 points, 6 assists, 4.2 rebounds to go along with 5.4 steals per game.

Along with Kyle, Layden will have her shot to contribute to Sharon Versyp’s squad next year as she has she can do a little bit of everything and is not afraid to play hard nosed defense and can put the ball in the basket.

The two are the only commits for next year’s class but formed the 19th ranked recruiting class in the country which is good for 5th in the Big Ten with Rutgers, Michigan, Iowa and Ohio State ranked ahead of Purdue.

The last two years have seen four Boilers be named nominees but none have been selected for the final roster. In 2018, Cassidy Hardin and Kayana Traylor were picked as nominees and last year it was the tandem of Bria Harmon and Rickie Woltman.