Fort Hays State University women's basketball head coach Tony Hobson has announced the signing of two players for the 2018-19 season. Kinly Grubb and Hailey Walker each signed National Letters of Intent to join the Tigers next season.
Grubb joins the squad from Odessa High School in Odessa, Mo. A 5-foot-10 guard, Grubb earned all-district and all-conference honors as a sophomore and junior. She has helped the Bulldogs to a strong start in her senior season, averaging 19 points, eight rebounds and six assists per game. Grubb also excels in the classroom, ranking third in her class while serving as the president of the National Honor Society and the senior class president. She also competes in track and field, earning all-state honors as a sophomore in the high jump.
"Kinly is a high-energy player with a terrific motor," Hobson said . "These strengths will allow her to excel in the full-court type of game you routinely see in the MIAA."
Walker comes to Hays from Mesquite High School in Gilbert, Ariz. The 5-7 guard plays for one of the best high school teams in the country, recently ranked No. 10 in the USA Today Super 25 Rankings. Walker is known for her dynamic 3-point shooting, knocking down more than 46 percent from behind the arc. She earned second team all-conference honors as a junior, helping the Wildcats win the 5A state championship.
“Hailey is a fantastic shooter with deep range," Hobson said . "Playing for one of the best high school programs in the country will help her transition to the collegiate game."