Norwood’s sharpshooting guard Kaylin Reen (class of ’18) has given her verbal commitment to play basketball at Roger Williams University in scenic Bristol, RI.
As a junior at Norwood High School, Coach Amy Lepley turned to Kaylin to run the offense as point guard when Meghan Reen (Assumption ’21) suffered a torn ACL. Kaylin responded well to the challenge and was named a Bay State Conference all-star. She was also named to the Comcast Tournament all-tournament team in February.
When one watches Kaylin play, what jumps out is her ridiculously deep shooting range. Once she crosses half court, she’s legitimately in shooting range. However, Kaylin is much more than just a shooter. She’s a great ball-handler, rebounds well for her size and can quarterback a defense.
Kaylin is a coach’s dream. She has excellent skills, is a model teammate and thinks like a coach. She can change the momentum of a game with a single long range bomb. Her shooting range is unmatched and her communication skills on the court are invaluable.
Beyond the hardwood, Kaylin is the most thoughtful, selfless and caring player that I have ever coached. In addition to being an excellent basketball player, she is an all-star teammate and friend that considers and maximizes all aspects of being on a team.
Kaylin recently participated in the “A Shot for Life” fundraiser that raised money and awareness for cancer. She organized a 3-on-3 basketball tournament to help expedite fundraising with AAU teammate Ashley Sampson (Foxboro ’18 / Adelphi ’22).
I look forward to watching Kaylin excel at RWU on the court and it wouldn’t shock me if when her playing career concludes, she seamlessly transitions into a coaching role at some level.
Kaylin most recently played AAU in the NEX Elite program for Kristen McDonnell (Braintree).
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