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.
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 Star’s All-Metro team. She also was a Sunflower League first-team pick.
Though they’ll miss each other by a year, Kopatich will be the second former Olathe South Falcon in recent years to play women’s 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.