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Purdue Women's Basketball Signs Three

Coach Versyp added one 5-star and two 3-star recruits today

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Today the Purdue Women's Basketball team signed three incoming freshman; Ae'Rianna Harris, Miracle Gray, and Dominique Oden.

Ae'Rianna Harris is the highest rated of the trio coming at 20 on ESPN Hoopgurlz rankings. Harris is an athletic 6'1 forward who can do it all, including dunk.

Last season for Lawrence North she averaged 9.3 ppg, 9.5 rpg, 2.9 bpg, and 1.7 spg while shooting 61%. Harris is great on the boards and initatite the fast-break. Offensively she has great touch and can finish with both hands.

"It's hard to accurately describe how much Ae'Rianna brings to the table," said Versyp. "Her rebounding, defense and shot blocking will have an immediate impact on our team and the entire conference. She's a special player, a fantastic person and I can't wait to get her in a Boilermaker uniform."

Miracle Gray, a three-star recruit, hails from Stone Mountain, Georgia. The 5'6 guard averaged 13.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.2 apg, and 3.1 spg during her juior campaing at Stephenson High School. Gray is a heady guard and can shoot the ball. Associate Head Coach Nadine Morgan is Miracle's sister; sister Angel Gray played at Florida State.

"Miracle's best asset is her leadership ability," said Versyp. "No matter what she does, she makes others around her better. It doesn't matter if it's in practice, the classroom or competition, she elevates everyone around her, and that's really exciting as a coach. You need players like that to be successful."

Dominique Oden, also from Georgia and AAU teammate of Gray, is a 5'8, three-star guard. At Marist School, the same school Drey Mingo attended, last season she posted 22.9 ppg, 9.2 rpg, 2.8 apg, and 2.1 spg. Oden can attack the rim and has a solid mid-range game. Beyond the court Oden has an interesting story.

"Dominique brings so much to the table, it's difficult to pick what her best attribute is," said Versyp. "Averaging nearly a double-double a game last year with 22 points and almost 10 rebounds is so impressive, but her work in the classroom and community is even more so. She's another player that just makes people around her better, and we're thrilled to have her bring that quality to Purdue."

Coach Versyp could still add to the 2016 recruiting class, three scholarships are still open. Tyasha Harris, Heritage Christian standout, and Jensen Caretti who rank in the top half of the ESPN Hoopgurlz 100 have yet to sign and are considering Purdue.