Wamego’s Lanie Page picks Huskers

By The Mercury

It was probably only a matter of time, but Wamego’s Lanie Page has decided to attend the University of Nebraska.

The senior-to-be will join her older sister, Kaylee, who will be a freshman on the Cornhuskers’ women’s basketball team this fall.

Lanie Page averaged 17.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, 2.9 steals and 2.7 blocks a game for the Red Raiders, who advanced to the Class 4A state championship game and finished second this past season.

ESPN ranks Lanie Page — a 6-foot-3 four-star forward — as the nation’s 36th-best recruit in the 2015 class.

Page was reportedly also considering Louisville, Texas Tech and Kansas State late.

Playing for her father, head coach Jim, the youngest Page skipped the eighth grade and helped Wamego to the 4A state title her sophomore season, going 25-1 overall.

The addition of Page gives Nebraska three Top-100 commits for the 2015 recruiting class, including fellow Kansan, 6-3 Leavenworth forward Rachel Blackburn.

Kaylee Page was the Gatorade Kansas Girls Basketball Player of the Year this season, averaging 15.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.6 assists and three blocks a game as a senior.

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