A-Town All-Stars 2017 (Team East): Overland’s Kailey Brown


Overland High School Kailey Brown on Friday March 03, 2017 at Smoky Hill High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Sophomore guard Kailey Brown really started to come into her own as a distributor, defender and scorer for the Overland girls basketball team in the 2016-17 season. She will play for Team East in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game, scheduled for 3 p.m. on March 18, 2017, at Cherokee Trail High School. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | A profile look at Overland sophomore Kailey Brown, who is set to play for Team East in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game set for Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Cherokee Trail High School. The girls game is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. (buy tickets in advance: bit.ly/ATOWN2017):

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A-Town All-Stars Girls Game makes its debut March 18 at Cherokee Trail

KAILEY BROWN

School: Overland High School

Year: Sophomore

Height: 5-foot-1

2016-17 averages: 9.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.9 steals, 2.8 assists per game

Overland High School Kailey Brown on Friday March 03, 2017 at Smoky Hill High School. Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel
Overland sophomore Kailey Brown. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

Season highlights: The Overland girls basketball team got off to a promising 4-1 start to the 2016-17 season, but the Trailblazers were unable to sustain that momentum throughout the entire season. Coach Wayne McDonald’s club still did well enough to win eight games — and came near 10 if not for losses by three and four points in Centennial League play — and earned their way into the Class 5A state playoffs. Returning point guard Kailey Brown felt a lot better about her approach to the game in her sophomore season, where she put lessons learned from last season into practice. Her scoring average dipped a bit from 10.5 to 9.2 points per game — in part because of the return to health of teammate Lyric Thompson — while her steals (2.9 spg) and assists (2.8 apg) averages both led the team. The All-Centennial League second team honoree will play on Team East in the inaugural A-Town All-Star Girls Game.

Brown vs. Aurora teams: vs. Rangeview (12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals); vs. Eaglecrest (10 points, 4 rebounds; 13 points, 4 steals); vs. Smoky Hill (10 points, 7 assists, 5 steals; 13 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists); vs. Cherokee Trail (12 points, 3 steals; 14 points, 6 steals); vs. Grandview (2 points, 3 rebounds; 17 points, 6 assists)