Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kaylee Page Starts New Chapter with K-State Women's Basketball Team

Newspaper article The Topeka Capital-Journal

Kaylee Page Starts New Chapter with K-State Women's Basketball Team

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MANHATTAN -- The first phase of Kaylee Page's college basketball career didn't work out as expected.

After a stellar all-state high school career at Wamego where she was the 2014 Kansas Gatorade Player of the Year, Page went to Nebraska. She appeared in five games last season as a freshman for the Huskers, but it wasn't the right fit.

After one semester, the 6-foot-2 guard transferred to Kansas State.

"It was tough but I got a lot of support from my family and friends," Page said. "The girls here on the team and the coaching staff made it a lot easier for me to make that transition and come back. It was hard that things didn't work out at Nebraska, but you move forward and life goes on.

"It's awesome being here. I love being closer back to my family."

That includes her sister, Lanie, who had signed to join Kaylee at Nebraska but was released from her letter of intent and signed with K-State. While Kaylee makes her Wildcat debut in an exhibition game against Washburn at 7 p.m. Monday at Bramlage Coliseum, Lanie will redshirt this season after undergoing shoulder surgery.

"It's sad, but she's going to be better," Kaylee said. "She was in so much pain with her shoulder but I'm glad she's going to come back better than ever."

Kaylee joined the K-State squad as a walk-on during the spring 2015 semester and was able to practice, getting a head start on adjusting to coach Jeff Mittie's system.

"It helps so much knowing the offense and what they expect of me and knowing how my teammates play," she said. …

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