PIKEVILLE, Ky. – There were some great high school basketball players in the Commonwealth last winter, but it’s hard to imagine one who put up better numbers than Kayla Stamper.
As a result, the 5-10 forward from Wolfe County has signed a scholarship agreement with Pikeville College.
Stamper finished her senior season with an average of 25.2 points and 17.9 rebounds per game. Her points were fourth best in the state and her rebounding total had her No. 1.
“Those numbers are just remarkable,” said Pikeville College Coach Bill Watson. “If someone had one game of 25 and 18 it would be something they’d remember forever, but for Kayla that was just an average game. We look forward to adding her to our campus community and our family of Lady Bear basketball.”
In addition, Stamper averaged 3.2 steals and 2.2 assists as a senior.
Stamper has been an all-district and all-region performer for three consecutive seasons. This year, when she was named Second-Team All-State, she became the first Wolfe County player, male or female, to be named all-state.
For her career, Stamper scored 1,632 points, which is second all-time in school history, and pulled down 1,088 rebounds. In addition, she had 337 steals.
The Wolves finished 14-14 this season, qualifying for the 14th Region All-A Classic Semifinals and were the district runners-up.