Kaylee King Announces Commitment To Southwest Baptist University

(Reynolds County) Ellington senior Kaylee King announced her commitment to play basketball at Southwest Baptist University after graduation. The Division II university is located in Bolivar.

King, the Regional Radio Girls Basketball Player of the Year, averaged 28 points-per-game last season for the 2nd place Lady Whippets.

She says the Southwest Baptist coaches were at the Show-Me Showdown in Springfield back in March.

Kelsey Keizer is the head coach of the Southwest Baptist Bearcats. King tells us about the conversations she had with her soon-to-be coach that assured her Southwest Baptist was the right place to be at.

King says she enjoyed her visit to Bolivar and getting the chance to hit the hardwood with the Bearcats.

King says it was important to make this decision before the school year begins.

King devotes a lot of her summer to basketball whether it’s playing with the Missouri Phenom, working out with Stephon Martinez and Dig Deep Basketball or working on her own. So there are a lot of people in her life that have helped get her to this point in her basketball career.

King plans to study physical therapy at Southwest Baptist. The Bearcats went 16-14 last season. Ellington finished 2nd in Class 2 with a record of 25-5.

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