An official visit is all Wamego’s Kaylee Page needed to make her decision.
The Red Raiders’ 6-foot-2 guard and The Mercury’s All-Flint Hills Player of the Year committed to play at Nebraska last week.
“The facilities, the coaches, who I’ve known for a long time, and the team are just what I was looking for,” Page told the Lincoln Journal Star. “The fact Nebraska cares so much about you after college basketball, after you’re done playing, that really makes a difference. They really have a great academic program and a lot of things that make getting a degree as important as playing on a team.”
The senior-to-be will be defending Wamego’s Class 4A state title next season. Page led the Red Raiders with 21 points, nine rebounds and five blocks a game as a junior, playing alongside her 6-2 sister Lanie and for her father, head coach Jim Page.
Kaylee would like to continue playing guard at the college level, despite her size.
“I’m willing to do anything, but I’m not just a post player — play the perimeter and I have a lot of experience playing outside. I’m working on my defense and rebounding inside a lot.”
A three-time All-Flint Hills selection for The Mercury, Page reportedly had dozens of offers — including interest from Kansas State, Oklahoma State, Kansas and Stanford to name a few.
“This wasn’t a hard choice,” Page said. “I like the Huskers’ style and I admire the way they develop players.”