Thursday, August 1, 2019
Kylee Shook Interview -- 2019-20 Denny Crum Court rendering -- THURSDAY CARDINAL COUPLE
THE KYLEE SHOOK INTERVIEW
On Wednesday morning, I had the opportunity to sit down with University of Louisville senior post player Kylee Shook and conduct an interview. Kylee has been suffering a bit with a sinus infection, but carried off our chat quite well.
Kylee participated in 35 games for Jeff Walz's Cards in the 2018-19 season and started in three of them. She saw 792 minute of court time, an average of 22 minutes a game. Totaling 250 points, Shook averaged 7.1 point per contest, seventh highest on last year's roster. She shot for 51% from the floor and was 21-53 from three-point range, for 40%.
Kylee grabbed 209 rebounds, second-highest on the team (behind Sam Fuehring) and those skills will undoubtedly be counted upon again in the 2019-20 season .
An off season surgery on her left knee to clear up a patella tendon issue was successful and she's working on strengthening the knee and leg.
The interview covered a lot of the basic things that we asked Jazmine Jones and Bionca Dunham in previous interviews. You can hear it at the link below:
THE KYLEE SHOOK INTERVIEW
Kylee, like Jaz and "B", made a point of stressing team unity and how well the roster gets along with each other. This is such an important item...we know what "dissension in the ranks" can do to any squad but it appears that syndrome does not exist within the Cardinal roster.
Like many of the players on the Cardinal WBB roster, Kylee participates in the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes). She professed to being a bit nervous after the interview was completed but it certainy wasn't noticeable during it.
Kylee fully understands and is ready for the challenge of a season without "two A's and a F" (Arica Carter, Asia Durr and Sam Fuehring). The dual threat of Shook on offense, inside the paint and from beyond the arc, presents yet another challenge for opposing squads and she's a proven, successful rebounder.
We wish Kylee a healthy,, productive and successful senior season on Denny Crum Court and on the road !
(SPECIAL THANKS TO WOMEN'S BASKETBALL S.I.D. NICK EVANS FOR SETTING UP THE INTERVIEW AND THE PHOTOS !)
DENNY CRUM COURT
Cardinal basketball fans will see a new half-court logo on Denny Crum Court when they attend games there or watch them via TV or Internet at the KFC YUM! Center this upcoming season.
We want to know what your thoughts and impressions are on it. Let us know in the comments section below or e-mail Paulie at :
Have a tremendous Thursday !