Hortonville's Peppler talks recruiting

Hortonville's Kamy Peppler dribvbles against Kimberly in a game last season. (Doug Ritchay/WLUK)

KIMBERLY (WLUK) -- Hortonville's Kamy Peppler burst on the scene last year, helping lead Hortonville to a third straight state tournament and with her success colleges are noticing.

The sophomore guard averaged 8.9 points per game last season and has received two Division I offers from South Dakota and Milwaukee. She, however, doesn't pay too much attention to who's watching her.

"Don't really pay attention to them, just go out and play," she said. "Do what's best for the team, have fun."

Peppler, who has had visits to Green Bay and Wisconsin, talked about what it's like when she talks to a recruiter.

"You just have a conversation," she said. "They ask you questions. What are you doing this weekend? Ask you how basketball's been going. If you had a tournament before they ask you how you've played.

"They give you some feedback. It's a good conversation. It's very exciting, a lot to learn and figure out in the future."

Peppler said what helped her last season was playing for Celeste Ratka, a former Hortonville and Green Bay guard.

"High school has helped me out a lot," Peppler said. "Having such a great coach, she's taught me a lot and it shows."

Peppler is following Shay Frederick, who's now at Valparaiso, and appears to be the next great point guard for the Polar Bears. Peppler would be ecstatic if she has a career similar to Frederick, the program's all-time leading scorer.

"Shay was fun to watch," Peppler said. "Everybody wants to be like her. She was so fun to watch. She can shoot it. Yeah, I want to be like here, who wouldn't?"

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