By Joanna Chadwick
Andover sophomore Jaylyn Agnew is someone people have been mentioning to me since she was in seventh grade. Now, I already knew of her because I covered her father, Jay’s, girls basketball teams at East.
Jaylyn Agnew proved her freshman year that she’s a special all-around athlete. She plays volleyball, basketball and track.
In basketball, she is a threat to block shots, rebound, score in the lane or hit a shot from the perimeter. In track she won the Class 5A high jump.
And Wichita State recognized her basketball ability with coach Jody Adams offering her a scholarship.
Agnew spent last week in Texas at a showcase basketball tournament and is headed to Chicago this week for the Nike tournament, her last tournament of the summer.
She’s a multi-sport athlete, who would like to keep it that way.
“She’ll tell you that basketball is her first love,” Jay Agnew said. “If everything is perfect, she can choose where she wants to go, she’d probably prefer to do basketball and track.
“… She’s doing good right now. She likes everything she does. Whatever sport she’s playing, it’s her favorite.”
It’s nice to hear that, and it’s nice to hear that Wichita State is recruiting outstanding area athletes. There’s been so many top-notch girls basketball players from the area go elsewhere, that it would be so good for the WSU program to keep some local kids.
*If you know of any other athletes getting Division I scholarships for any sport, please let me know. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.