Block Party: Mesa Ridge freshman, Shook, makes history

Block Party: Mesa Ridge freshman, Shook, makes history


Block Party: Mesa Ridge freshman, Shook, makes history


She did in one year, what nobody else could do in four.

“It’s a cool thing to say I broke my school’s career block record,” Mesa Ridge freshman Kylee Shook told 9NEWS.

Shook blocked 177 shots this year. The previous record at Mesa Ridge (and remember we’re talking about a high school career record) was 155. Shook bested that by 22… in just 1 season.

“I was trying for the state record but then I hurt myself,” said Shook.

She sat our the final 2 games of the season with an ankle injury otherwise the single-season state record of 202 blocks would have been in reach.

She was able to suit up for ‘The Show’ all-star game last weekend and was the only freshman girl on the roster.

“I don’t know, I was pretty scared,” said Shook about her all-star appearance.

She certainly belonged in the game. The 15-year-old had three triple-doubles as a freshman, and is being recruited by CU, Georgetown, Kentucky and more.

“I’m worrying about it because it’s my future, but at the same time I need to focus on the present because I’m not even where I want to be right now,” said Shook.

She only wants to improve.  And after three more years can you imagine what the career block record will look like at Mesa Ridge? It will likely be a number that nobody will touch again.

“I don’t want them to,” said Shook laughing.


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