NAME: Kylee Fears
SCHOOL: Talawanda High School
GRADUATING YEAR: 2023
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Setting the all-time school career rebounding record as a junior
HEIGHT: 6'-165 lbs.
PARENTS: Nick & Gwen
BIGGEST INFLUENCE: "My parents."
FUTURE GOAL: Play in March Madness
The Talawanda High School's girls' basketball team is the reigning SWOC champs, and has a returning all-star in Kylee Fears, who has already scored 1,000+ points in her illustrious career and is the school's all-time leading scorer. Kylee also holds three school records (most rebounds in a season, most rebounds in a career and most field goals in a game), and is the fourth all-time leading scorer in school history. Entering her senior season, she already had 52 double-double games in her career, including 17 double-double games her junior year.
Last season, Kylee led the Braves to a conference title, a 19-3 overall record (9-1 in SWOC play) while averaging a double-double - 19 points-13.9 rebounds per game. She led the league in points per game, rebounds per game and field goal percentage. She was also third in blocks per game.
Big games included scoring 38 points with 11 rebounds vs. the Cincinnati Trail Blazers, 33 points with 15 rebounds vs. Mt. Healthy and 26 points with 22 rebounds vs. Ross.
For her accomplishments, Kylee was named first-team all-SWOC for the third time, second-team all-city (Enquirer) and third-team all SWO district. She is off to a great start this season, too, second in the league, averaging 21.8 points a game through the first 13 games, as well as leading the league in rebounds with 15.8 per game. She has scored a double-double in every game except one this season.
A super student and a member of National Honor Society, Kylee is active in community service. She also played varsity golf for Talawanda and plays bass in the high school orchestra. Also playing for the Cincinnati Angels club team, Kylee will play basketball next season at Merrimack College. Her favorite athlete is Breanna Stewart, favorite entertainer is Adam Sandler, favorite book is Cloud Cuckoo Land, favorite movie is The Hunger Games and most-like-to-meet is Elena Delle Donne.
COACH'S QUOTE – "The reason Kylee is so strong an athlete is her work ethic. Kylee works to get stronger and especially to become a better shooter."
— Mary Jo Huismann, Varsity Basketball Coach