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Lady Wildcats Add More Talent to 2020-21 Squad

Posted 5/12/20

McKENZIE — Coach Chris Nelson recently announced the signing of several key standout players. The Lady Wildcats signed five high school all-district and all-region performers in Kyla Taylor, …

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Lady Wildcats Add More Talent to 2020-21 Squad

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McKENZIE — Coach Chris Nelson recently announced the signing of several key standout players. The Lady Wildcats signed five high school all-district and all-region performers in Kyla Taylor, Madison Henegar, Olivia Rinehart, Kayla Gilmore and Ever Walker.

Taylor was an all-district and all-region performer at Lexington (TN) High school who averaged 17.2 points and seven rebounds per game. She was selected to play in the BCAT All-Star Game. She scored 1,503 points and grabbed 794 rebounds for the Tigers. Taylor is ranked 64th in Tennessee’s Top 100.

Henegar averaged 12.2 points and collected five rebounds per game at Stewarts Creek (TN) High School. The 7AAA All-District performer shot 39 percent from the three-point arc and 66 percent from the floor. She also averaged two assists, two steals and one block per outing.

Rinehart did not play her senior season at Dickson County (TN) High School due to an injury. During her prep career, she averaged 14 points and almost five rebounds per game. The all-district and all-region player was named the All-District Tournament MVP and shot 51 percent from the floor. She also averaged two steals and shot 36 percent from three-point range.

Gilmore was the 10AAA District MVP her senior season at Rossview (TN) High School. Kayla averaged 13 points and eight rebounds per game. She made the district all-tournament team her senior season. Gilmore shot 52 percent from the floor and averaged two steals per game during her senior campaign.

Walker was a 10AAA All-District and 10AAA All-Tournament player at Rossview (TN) High School. She averaged over eight points and three assists at RHS. Ever averaged two rebounds and two steals per outing.

Coach Nelson said he was excited about the additions. “We are really excited about this freshman class. It is one of our more balanced classes we have ever had and that is due to the fact they can all play numerous positions. They also all come from highly successful programs and are accustomed to winning.”

Nelson added, “There is always a learning curve when transitioning to the college game, but this group is really skilled and physically dominant. We look great on paper, but we will have to create toughness and togetherness which will allow us to be at our best. To reach their full potential, they will need to work on those very things.”

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