Presbyterian College and head women’s basketball coach Alaura Sharp announced the addition of Kaitlyn Keathley (Pikeville, Ky.) to the incoming freshman class of 2019.
Kaitlyn Keathley – 5’7 – Guard – Pikeville, Kentucky (Prestonsburg HS)
High School: Was a four-year starter and three-time captain for head coach Brandon Kidd … Averaged 17.8 points, 5.1 assists and 6.5 rebounds her senior season … Totaled over 1,400 points, 500 rebounds, 400 assists and 350 steals … Team averaged 20 wins a season during her tenure as a player … As a senior, was 3rd Team All-State, All-Region, All-District, 1st Team All-Mountain, 1st Team East Kentucky Broadcasting All-Region and an Appalachian Newspapers “Player of the Year” finalist … Earned All-District honors three times as well as All-Region and All-Mountain honors twice … Was also a five-time track and cross country region champion who earned Academic All-State honors in 2017 for track.
In her words: "I'm so excited and blessed to be able to continue my playing career at the next level at Presbyterian College. I’ve worked every day for this opportunity and for it to become a reality is an amazing feeling especially having the opportunity to play for a program led by Coach Sharp and her staff. I know Coach Sharp will push me every day to be the best version of myself daily and I look forward to working as hard as I can to help Presbyterian become Big South Conference Champions and more. I’m also excited about the student side of Presbyterian which in the long run is the most important aspect of my college career. I not only want to make a positive impact on my team but I want to be a positive influence on campus. I know Presbyterian will give me the full student-athlete experience and I can’t wait to get on campus and begin my next journey in basketball and life. I want to especially thank my family, coaches, teammates and peers for pushing me every single day. Without their belief in me and pushing me to be my very best I wouldn’t be in this position today. It’s because of them that I’ve realized a dream and will be wearing a Presbyterian uniform next season. Thank you again Coach Sharp and Presbyterian College for this unbelievable opportunity! I can’t wait to join my teammates and coaches next fall.”
Coach Sharp said: "We are excited to bring Kaitlyn into our program. She comes from a coaching family and understands what it takes to be successful at the college level. Her character and work ethic are unmatched. She is extremely quick and has a knack to create off the dribble. She is a good shooter and has a big upside as a player."
Keathley joins a class of five others including: Tionna Carter (Norcross, Ga.), Jade Compton (Garland, Texas), Shariah Gaddy (Pineville, N.C.), Le’Mesha Madden (Dallas, Texas) and Georgia Stockton (Rabun, Ga.).