McPherson College women’s basketball coach Gordon Reimer scored one of his top in-state recruiting coups since he’s been Bulldog coach.
Reimer on Friday signed Hesston High multiple All-Stater Cami Richardson to a letter of intent and she’s expected to make an immediate impact for the Bulldogs.
The 5-9 Richardson started on a pair of Class 3A state championship teams during her career as the Swathers won the title in her sophomore and junior years.
She was a four-year standout, playing under the direction of her father Matt, a former McPherson College star in his own right.
"I feel Cami can step in and provide immediate impact to next year's team," Reimer said. "She has the ability to score in multiple ways. Cami has great basketball IQ, which will help her adjust to the college game much quicker than most freshmen."
The 4.0 student, who will major in accounting, has a litany of honors. The last two years she has been a first-team All-State selection after making second team her sophomore year and honorable mention in her freshman year.
For her career, Richardson scored 1,152 points, had 521 rebounds, 318 assists and 241 steals.
Her sister, Caylee, will be a sophomore at Southwest Baptist University in Missouri, where she was named MIAA Freshman of the Year after averaging 13.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, while shooting 59 percent from the field and 82 from the line.
Richardson’s mother, Jenni Kinnaird, also was a Bulldog basketball standout during her playing career.