LC women sign first recruit in Colton's Heaslet
McKenzie Heaslet, a 6-foot-1 senior forward at Colton High School, has signed a letter-of-intent to play for the Lewis-Clark State College women’s basketball team next season, Warrior coach Brian Orr has announced.
Heaslet has helped the Wildcats claim back-to-back Washington State Class B titles and post a remarkable 49-1 record over the past two seasons.
“We always like to recruit players who come from winning programs,” Orr said. “McKenzie’s a hard worker who knows what it takes to win. We also like the fact that she can make baskets.”
During her junior season, Haeslet shot 56 percent from the field, including 61 percent inside the arc. She averaged 9.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, which helped her earn first-team all-Whitman County League and honorable mention all-District 9 honors. In four games at the state tournament, she averaged nearly 10 points a game and had 14 points and 12 rebounds during the semifinal contest.
She has a ton of potential,” continued Orr. “She can score with her back to the basket and has the ability to knock down the three. Her level of improvement over in the last year was tremendous and we think she is just going to keep getting better and better.”
Heaslet also was named to co-MVP at Orr’s Warrior Basketball Camp during the summer.
She is currently playing for the Wildcats’ volleyball team and this will be her fourth seasons on the Colton varsity.
Heaslet is the first recruit signed by the Warriors for next year. LCSC has four seniors on this year’s squad, which will kick off its season on Nov. 1 at home against Walla Walla University at 6 p.m.