Olathe South High School girls basketball coach Steve Ingram confirmed that junior Kylee Kopatich earlier this week verbally committed to play basketball at Kansas State.
By KATHLEEN GIER
The Kansas City Star
Kopatich, a 5-foot-10 guard, led the Sunflower League in scoring last season, averaging 17.6 points a game. She also ranked among the league leaders in assists and steals with 3.6 and 3.5 per game, respectively. She also averaged 5.7 rebounds per game.
Olathe South won a sub-state title last season, but lost to Wichita Heights in the first round of the Kansas Class 6A state tournament. The Falcons finished 20-2 and 10-1 in league play. At the end of last season, Kopatich was a second-team selection on The Stars All-Metro team. She also was a Sunflower League first-team pick.
Though theyll miss each other by a year, Kopatich will be the second former Olathe South Falcon in recent years to play womens basketball in the Big 12. She follows Natalie Knight, who is currently a junior at Kansas. Kopatich will be the second Olathe native at Kansas State, joining Olathe North alum Jessica Sheble, who will be a freshman this season.