Oliver Ames junior Kayla Raymond has given her verbal commitment to play college basketball at Stonehill College. After being courted by various D1 and D2 programs, the Easton native will be staying home to be a Skyhawk.
Raymond (6'0, forward) had a breakout season as a sophomore and her stock hasn’t stopped rising. Raymond averaged 17 points per game this past year and is a two-time Hockomock all-star.
Kayla Raymond is one of the most unique players in the state. She is an offensive dynamo and can score in a variety of ways. She is a super athletic slasher, can shoot the 3-ball, has a step back jumper and can score with her back to the basket.
Since she is so athletic, she can change a game defensively by being disruptive in the passing lanes and because she can jump so high she can dominate the glass and alter or block shots.
I had the good fortune of coaching Kayla for a year in AAU and she was even better for our team than I envisioned. During her first workout with us, it was evident we needed her on the team and by the end of that year she was one of our best players and was on the radar of many northeast D1/D2 colleges.
I expect her to be a dominant force for the Skyhawks and I look forward to watching her play at the next level.
Kayla plays AAU for Kristen McDonnell and the NEX Elite program.