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August 20, 2013
The 2017 class is shaping up to be extremely solid with a lot of talented freshman to be. Kentucky Preps will be taking a look at some of the best freshman girls to be in a series called Freshman Spotlight. We'll be asking each of the players 20 questions to get to know some of them as they start their high school career.
2017 Russell County Guard/Forward Kailey Coffey is an extremely versatile player that can play any position. She averaged 14 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and 1 block per game last season for Russell County as an eighth grader. She put up even better numbers this Summer for Kentucky Premier-Carrier 2017. She averaged a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds per game, and also added 6 assists, 2 steals and 1 block per game.
Q. (Donald Yaste): What High School will you be attending?
Q. (Kailey Coffey): Russell County High School.
Q. (DY): How has this Summer prepared you for this coming high school season?
Q. (KC): Playing with Kentucky Premier-Carrier 2017, I played elite competition in many tournaments. And my coach, Josh Carrier, has high expectations of his players.
Q. (DY): What expectations do you have for yourself going into this high school season?
Q. (KC): I expect to perform up to the expectations of my new head coach, Scot MacAllister, while striving to perform to the very best I can each and every day.
Q. (DY): What are your expectations for your team?
Q. (KC): District championship, region championship and trip to state tournament.
Q. (DY): What is your current height and weight?
Q. (KC): I'm 5' 9" 140 pounds.
Q. (DY): Describe your style of play?
Q. (KC): My style of play is dictated by the position I'm playing on the court. At different times of the game I am at every position. I prefer a fast paced game where I can drive to the basket and make things happen. I like pressure defense that causes havoc resulting in easy baskets. I also like to rebound and mix it up inside.
Q. (DY): What are you strengths?
Q. (KC): Driving to the basket, court vision, rebounding, defense and body strength.
Q. (DY): What are your weaknesses?
Q. (KC): Three point shooting, but it is improving with work.
Q. (DY): What do you hope to accomplish through playing basketball?
Q. (KC): Play Division I college basketball.
Q. (DY): Have any colleges reached out to you at this point? If so who?
Q. (KC): Yes, I have talked with Dayton, Princeton, Eastern Kentucky and Northern Kentucky. Western Kentucky, Indiana, UT Chattanooga and Marquette have also showed interest.
Q. (DY): What is your greatest fear?
Q. (KC): Getting seriously injured.
Q. (DY): What is your best characteristic?
Q. (KC): Fun loving and my sense of humor.
Q. (DY): What is your nickname and how did you get it?
Q. (KC): Kat, and my dad just needed something short so he could yell at me with ease during games.
Q. (DY): What is one hidden talent you possess?
Q. (KC): I'm naturally left handed, but I play sports right handed.
Q. (DY): What is your favorite quote?
Q. (KC): "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for The Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." -Joshua 1:9
Q. (DY): What is your favorite food?
Q. (KC): Chicken.
Q. (DY): Who is your biggest role model?
Q. (KC): Tim Tebow.
Q. (DY): What's your dream school?
Q. (KC): Any school where I can contribute and play while getting a quality education.
Q. (DY): Who is your dream coach?
Q. (KC): Josh Carrier, he's a great coach and I love him.
Q. (DY): Whose game do you model yours after?
Q. (KC): I play so many positions it's hard to model my game after one person, but I like Skylar Diggins, Michael Jordan, and Kevin Durant.