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Kaylee

Best

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Wing
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Lakeside School
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2016-17: Started all 33 contests...became 16th player in program history with 1,000 career points...set school's career three-point record with 195...named All-WAC Second Team...averaged 13.4 points (second on the team), 3.9 rebounds (third on the team), 2.3 assists (second on the team), and 1.9 steals (most on the team)...led the WAC and ranked 60th nationally with 79 made three-pointers...shot 31.3 percent from deep, second-best in the WAC...stood 25th in Division I with 252 three-point attempts, most in the conference...tied for team lead in minutes with 33.2 per game...second on the roster with 78.1 free-throw percentage...scored in double figures 24 times, including career-high 29 points at San Francisco (11/15)...put up 26 points at Denver (12/16)...posted 24 points at Grand Canyon (2/16), scoring her 1,000th career point and setting the program's single-game record for threes with seven...notched nine games with four or more triples...sank game-tying and game-winning free throws with 9.8 seconds left vs. Utah Valley in WAC Tournament semifinals...hit two threes at Wyoming in WNIT (3/16), breaking the program's career treys record...won team's Challenge, Commitment, Courage award.

2015-16: Appeared in 28 games, making 26 starts ... averaged 32.5 minutes a game ... averaged 9.6 points per game ... posted 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 steals a contest ... shot 81.7 percent from the free throw line, tops on the Redhawks ... scored season-best 21 points at CSUN on Jan. 2 ... contributed nine rebounds vs. UTRGV on Feb. 18 ... set Division I school record with eight steals vs. Evergreen State on Nov. 20 ... recorded career-high 11 assists at Oregon on Dec. 28 ... made 14-14 free throws at CSUN on Jan. 2.

2014-15: Started all 31 contests ... played 31.2 minutes per game ... averaged 9.6 points per game ... pulled down 4.4 rebounds per game ... averaged 1.6 steals a game ... scored season-high 23 points vs. CSU Northridge on Jan. 3, hitting 5-8 three-point tries and grabbing nine rebounds ... notched five steals at Montana State (11/23) and against New Mexico State (2/12) ... played season-high 41 minutes in WAC Tournament game against New Mexico State on March 13.

2013-14: Appeared in all 31 games, starting five ... played 15 minutes per game ... averaged 3.0 points per game ... started vs. Pepperdine (11/8), Washington State (11/12), at Washington (11/19), vs. Oregon (12/4), and at San Diego (12/8) ... scored season-high 14 points vs. UMKC on March 3 ... named College Sports Madness Preseason WAC Freshman of the Year.

Career highs: Points-29 at San Francisco (11/15/16) ... Rebounds-9 four times ... Assists-11 at Oregon (12/28/15) ... Steals-8 vs. Evergreen State (11/20/15) ... made FGs-12 at San Francisco (11/15/16) ... made 3s-7 at Grand Canyon 2/16/17 ... made FTs-14 at CSUN (1/2/16).

LAKESIDE SCHOOL: A 2013 graduate of the Lakeside School in Seattle, Wash ... four-year letterwinner in basketball, volleyball, and lacrosse ... playoff and state tournament appearances for basketball in 2010 and 2011 ... made it to the SeaKing District 2 Tourament in 2012-13 ... state tournament (lacrosse) appearances in 2010 and 2011 and (volleyball) in 2012 ... All-State lacrosse, All-Conference lacross, First Team All-Metro volleyball ... First Team All-Metro basketball ... top five Girls Athlete of the Year named by Seattle Times ... averaged 12.4 ppg for the Lions during her junior season ... scored 21 points in second half alone to lead team to victory over Nathan Hale in December 2011

CLUB: Tree of Hope (2010-12) ... won the Fila 64 Tournament, placing highly in the End of the Trail tournament in Oregon (2012)

PERSONAL: Kaylee Shante Best was born in Snohomish, Wash ... youngest child of Larry and Carmen best ... has one older sister, Whitney ... pre-major studies in arts & sciences


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