Kylee Shook


Kylee Shook Scouting Report

Height: 6’4
Position: Center (5)
Birthdate: March 18, 1998
Nationality: American
College: Louisville (2020)

Profile

2021: NY Liberty (WNBA – starting 5): 5.7ppg, 4.0rpg, 1.4apg, FGP: 46.7%, 3PT: 39.3%, FT: 80%
2020: NY Liberty (WNBA): 4.1ppg, 2.8rpg, 0.6apg, FGP: 40.5%, FT: 82.4%
2019-2020: Louisville (ACC– D1, starting five): 10.1ppg, 8.1rpg, 1.0apg, 2.7 bpg, FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 36.8%, FT: 77.2%
2018-2019: Louisville(ACC–D1): 7.1ppg, 6rpg, FGP: 46.3%, 3PT: 39.6%, FT: 71.4%

College

Senior Year (2019-20):
• Selected by the New York Liberty with the 13th overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft.
• One of four players, and only player in the ACC, named a Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Finalist.
• Named ACC Defensive Player of the Year, All-ACC First Team and All-ACC Defensive Team.
• Is UofL’s all-time leader with 223 career blocks. Recorded six blocks at UTM to become UofL’s all-time leader, surpassing Angel McCoughtry (2006-09) who had 162. She recorded five blocks against CMU to pass Audrey Baines (144, 1976-80) for second.
• Played in all 32 games with 28 starts, nearly averaged a double-double with 10.1 points per game and 8.1 rebounds.
• Her 86 blocks this season is the most in Louisville single season history. Had three blocks at Syracuse to eclipse Yuliya Tokoya’s 59 blocks in 2006-07 for the single-season record. She had 52 blocks in 2018-19, which ranks third all-time, and 51 in 2017-18, which ranks fourth.
• She is a part of the third straight senior class to conclude their career as the most accomplished class in program history. They set the program record for wins (125), winning percentage (.868) and fewest losses (19).
• Her 8.1 rebounds per game ranked seventh in the ACC.
• Led the ACC and ranked 17th in NCAA with 2.7 blocks per game.
• Averaged 2.9 blocks per game in ACC play, which led the league by over half a block and is 1.3 blocks per game better than the third-best blocks per game average.
• Had double-doubles in four of five games and five of seven games (at NCST, at GT, at Pitt, vs. BC, vs. VT).
• Had 11 double doubles on the year and 17 for her career. Her 11 double-doubles tied for fourth in the ACC.
• Fourth straight double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds vs. VT, while knocking down season-tying three 3-pointers.
• Third straight double-double with career-high tying 18 points, while adding 10 rebounds vs. Boston College.
• Picked up second straight double-double, third in four games, with team-high 17 points (7-10 shooting) and team-high 10 rebounds at Pitt on 2/23. Also added a team-high five blocks.
• Registered 14th career double-double on 13 points and team-high 13 rebounds at Georgia Tech on 2/20.
• Nearly posted triple double with 10 points, 10 rebounds and season-high seven blocks, while limiting Elissa Cunane to 1-12 shooting in win at No. 4 NC State on 2/13.
• Had a team-high 13 rebounds at Syracuse on 2/9 and matched season-high three steals. Her three blocks gave her 62 on the year, which surpassed the single-season record 59 by Yuliya Tokova in 2006-07.
• Scored first seven points and finished with 14 points and eight rebounds, while adding three blocks at Miami.
• Became UofL’s all-time block leader, passing Angel McCoughtry who had 162, by record six blocks at UT Martin. Played career-high 43 minutes and recorded sixth double-double of year with 15 points and 11 rebounds.
• Recorded fifth double-double of season with 11 points and 13 rebounds, while adding five blocks, in 67-66 win at UK. Was integral in 10-point comeback, had 11 points, nine rebounds and four blocks in second half. Scored last five points, including a 3-pointer with 1:51 to go to put UofL up three. With five blocks, she moved one away from tying Angel McCoughtry for the program’s block record.
• Named to Paradise Jam All-Tournament team after scoring season-high 18 points and tying career-high with 15 rebounds, while adding three assists and two blocks in career-high 35 blocks vs. Oregon.
• Third consecutive double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds vs. Chattanooga. Was 0-6 in first half.
• Picked up second straight double-double with 15 points and team-high 12 rebounds, while adding five blocks vs. CMU on 11/14.
• Her five blocks gave her 145 for her career and moved her past Audrey Baines (144, 1976-80) for second place all-time.
• Recorded seventh double-double of her career with 13 points and 12 rebounds vs. Murray State on 11/8.

Junior Year (2018-19):
• Played in 35 games with three starts, averaging career-high 7.1 points and 6.0 rebounds.
• 52 blocks ranked third all-time in program history.
• Enters senior season with 137 career blocks, which ranks third all-time in program history. She is 25 blocks from tying Angel McCoughtry as program leader with 162.
• Ranked seventh in ACC in blocks (1.5 per game).
• In ACC play, ranked fifth in blocks (1.7 per game), ninth in field goal percentage (.519), 14th in defensive rebounds (4.9 per game) and 15th in rebounding (7.0 per game).
• Led team with 10 rebounds in second round vs. Michigan on 3/24.
• Made first start of season in first round vs. Robert Morris on 3/22.
• 14 points on 6-7 shooting with team-high seven rebounds and two blocks vs. Boston College on 2/24.
• 10 points on 4-5 shooting with three rebounds at Virginia on 2/21.
• 12 points on 4-6 shooting (tied career high with 4-5 shooting from 3-pt. range) vs. Miami (Fla.) on 2/17.
• Posted third double-double of season with 12 points, team-high 11 rebounds and three blocks vs. Syracuse on 2/7.
• Posted career-highs in rebounds (15), assists (three) and minutes (32) at Clemson on 2/2.
• 12 points on 5-10 shooting with seven rebounds and two assists vs. Pitt on 1/27.
• Tallied eight points, nine rebounds and five blocks at Florida State on 1/24.
• Nearly reached double-double with 14 points (6-9 shooting) and team-high eight rebounds vs. Virginia on 1/17.
• Reached double-double with 10 points (4-8 shooting) and team-high 11 rebounds in career-high 28 minutes vs. North Carolina on 1/3.
• Posted double-double with 15 points (6-9 shooting) and team-high 11 rebounds vs. NKU on 12/15.
• Nearly posted triple-double vs. TSU on 12/2, finishing with career-high 14 rebounds and program-record eight blocks, along with eight points.
• Tallied eight points and nine rebounds vs. Nebraska on 11/29.
• Season-high 17 points on 6-9 shooting, while adding six rebounds, vs. Miami (Ohio) on 11/26.
• 10 points on 4-9 shooting with team-high six rebounds and two blocks vs. Hartford on 11/24.
• 10 points on 4-6 shooting, 2-3 from deep, along with five rebounds vs. WKU on 11/6.

Sophomore Year (2017-18):
• 51 blocks this season rank third all-time in program history.
• 5 points and 5 rebounds on 2-3 shooting from the field, adding a game-high 4 blocks vs. Marquette in NCAA second round.
• 14 points and 10 rebounds on 2-2 3-pt shooting vs. Boise State in NCAA first round.
• 4 points and team-high 9 rebounds in 19 minutes at UNC on 2/18.
• 11 points on 4-7 shooting, 3-5 from deep, and career-high 4 steals at BC on 2/15.
• Second career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while shooting 2-3 from deep and adding 3 blocks, vs. Clemson on 2/7.
• Career-high six blocks vs. MTSU, 20 blocks in seven games (12/5-12/28)1
• Season-high 4 blocks vs. UTM, UofL finished with 10 blocks for game, most in Walz era.
• Career high 21 points on 8-10 shooting, 3-4 from 3-point range, vs. MSU on 11/24.

Freshman Year (2016-17):
• Saw action in 35 games, with 13 starts, averaged 5.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and led the team with 34 blocks, (0.97 per game). Shot .473 (79-167) from the floor and .388 (19-49) from 3-pt range.
• Contributed 7.3 points and 3.3 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament.
• Scored 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting against Notre Dame in the ACC Tournament, while collecting five boards. She was 4-of-5 from 3-point range.
• Set a season best with five blocks against Wake Forest. It is tied for the sixth most in a game in school history.
• Ranked 15th in the conference with 1.0 blocks per game.
• Scored a game-high 14 against Boston College, hitting 6-of-10 shots. It was her conference high in points.
• Earned first career start, getting the nod against NC State. She totaled seven points and four rebounds.
• Produced 18 points and 10 boards - both season highs - against Evansville for first career double-double. She also matched a season best with four blocks.
• Made collegiate debut against UT Martin and totaled eight points, three boards, one block, and one steal.

High School:

• A 2016 McDonald’s All-American from Mesa Ridge High under coach Jeff Beatty; also earned WBCA high school All-America honorable mention accolades as a senior.
• Tabbed a five-star recruit and the 17th-best player in the class of 2016, according to espnW Hoopgurlz; voted as the third-best player at the post position by espnW.
• Finished career as the state’s leading rebounder, with 1,299, boards and shot blocker, accumulating 620; the block total is 184 better than the previous record holder from 2003.
• Excelled on the offensive end as well, scoring 1,797 points on 52 percent shooting over career; also tallied 218 assists and 195 steals.
• Named the 2015 Colorado 4-A Player of the Year and all-state first team as a junior; averaged 18.3 points, 14.9 points, and 8.1 blocks; registered 194 blocks, the second-highest total for a single season in state history.
• Secured first team Class 4-A state honors in 2015 and 2016.
• Compiled a quadruple-double as a junior, with 24 points, 22 rebounds, 12 blocks, and 11 assists.
• Over four-year career, aided high school to a 93-11 record that included a 28-0 mark in sophomore season; it culminated with a Class 4-A state championship.
• Had 24 points, 21 rebounds, and 13 blocks in first varsity basketball game; was named to the Denver Post all-state Class 4-A first team as a freshman.
• Also played volleyball, totaling 902 kills and 230 blocks during career.
• Chose Louisville over Washington and Colorado.
• Invited to the 2014 U.S. Women’s U-17 National Team Trials roster.

Personal:

Daughter of Gerald and Kristine Shook; has one brother (Max).
Born on March 18, 1998.
Enrolled in general studies