JONESBORO, Ark. (11/12/14) – Ozark High School product Kylie Ladd has signed a national letter of intent to continue her basketball career with the Arkansas State women's basketball team head coach Brian Boyer announced Wednesday morning.
Ladd, a 5'8 guard, has enjoyed an outstanding career at Ozark where helped lead the Lady Hillbillies to the quarterfinals of the Arkansas Activities Association 2014 4A State Tournament where she was also named to the all-tournament team. She averaged 16 points, two rebounds, four assists and five steals per night on her was to being named to the 4A All-State team. She also earned 4A-1 all-conference team honors and was named the 2013 Bank of the Ozarks Tournament MVP.
She shot 48 percent from the field, knocked down 80 percent of her free throw attempts and scored 16 points in 20 of Ozark's 32 games. In 12 games she scored 20 points by halftime and helped the Lady Hillbillies to a runner-up in the 4A-1 Conference and 27-6 overall record. The squad advanced through the 4A-North Regional Basketball Tournament before losing in the finals. Prior to Ozark High School, Ladd played two years of varsity basketball at Ripley High School where she was a two-time 2A All-State team selection.
“The more I watch Kylie the more she impresses me,” Boyer said. “The game appears in slow motion to her because of how well she sees the floor and understands the game. Kylie has great floor vision and will find the open player. She also had the ability to stretch defenses with her perimeter shooting.”
Prior to the start 2013-14 season, Ladd participated in the Premier Basketball Tournament at the Fieldhouse USA in Frisco, Texas where she was named one of the Future 2015 Standout Stars.
Ladd has a 4.0 Grade Point Average entering her senior of high school and will graduate in May of 2015 as an honor student and is on pace to be a candidate for the school's valedictorian or salutatorian.