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McLaughlin to miss 2020-21 Purdue women’s basketball season

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Purdue women's basketball head coach Sharon Versyp announced that guard Karissa McLaughlin will undergo season-ending ankle surgery in July.

The 2017 Indiana Miss Basketball from Homestead will take a redshirt year for the 2020-21 season.

Originally scheduled for surgery in early April, McLaughlin, the coaching staff and Purdue athletic training personnel were forced to postpone the procedure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The two-time All-Big Ten honoree has been a mainstay in the Purdue lineup over the last three years, starting 94 of her 98 career games. She needs seven 3-pointers to overtake Courtney Moses' 240 triples for the career program record. McLaughlin is a  39% shooter from the field and hit 35.8% from distance in her career to average 12.8 points per game.

Dean Pantazi

Dean Pantazi has been with WPTA for 45 years and currently serves as the Weekend Sports Anchor for ABC21.

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