After verbally committing in early May, Lady Tigers basketball player Kaylee Sticker, senior, formally signed her National Letter of Intent with Clemson University last week.
“It’s a pretty enormous feeling” said Sticker at the Nov. 14 event. “A very emotional day, for sure.”
Sticker has been featured as a starter for the Lady Tigers since her freshman year.
As a sophomore she became the team’s leading scorer and pushed the team to an Elite Eight appearance in that year’s state tournament.
She continued to lead the team in scoring as a junior, despite missing six weeks of the season due to injury, averaging 17.5 points per game and scoring her 1,000th career point late in the season.
Over the course of her career she has been named to the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association All-State Girls Basketball Team, as well as selected to the 7-AAA All-Region Team.
“They’re as excited to get her at Clemson as we are excited to send her,” said Lady Tiger’s Head Coach Steve Sweat. “But I want to remind everybody that she is still a Dawson County Tiger for one more year.”
Sticker’s parents, Heather and Brian, were on hand for the event and both made sure to recognize, not only their daughter’s accomplishment, but the contributions of the coaches and mentors that had assisted Kaylee along the way.
“You have made her not only a good basketball player,” Brian said, “but a young woman that we truly admire.”