Kansas State women’s basketball is down one player before the 2019-20 season even tips off. Wildcats head coach Jeff Mittie announced during the team’s media day Tuesday that true freshman guard Jada Thorpe suffered a season-ending injury in the preseason. Thorpe will sit out the 2019-20 campaign and redshirt.
Thorpe went to high school for one year at Simeon Career Academy in Chicago and made the Prospects Nation watch list for Class of 2019 for the season she played there.
Before that, Thorpe played for Montverde Academy in Florida, where she helped her team compile an 18-3 record and win a state championships. Thorpe averaged 16.6 points, five assists and two rebounds that season.
She attended North Lawndale High School in Chicago as a freshman and sophomore, helping the program go 43-11 overall and take state runner-up honors in 2015-16.
As a freshman, Thorpe scored 14.6 points, dished out five assists and grabbed three rebounds per game and on her way to earning a special mention all-state honor for Class 3A/4A from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA). She upped her scoring average to 15.3 points per game as a sophomore to go along with 4.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds.