Kayla Perez, a junior on Morris Catholic High School’s girl’s basketball team, has garnered her first Division 1 scholarship offer from the University of Tulsa, the Denville, NJ, school’s hoops program Tweeted today.
Perez, a gifted guard, enjoyed a solid basketball season at Oldfields School in Maryland, scoring 15.7 points, 3.1 assists, 4.9 rebounds, and 2.4 steals per game last season. Before that, she attended The Rectory School in Connecticut as a freshman.
Perez worked relentlessly this summer to improve her already sizzling court skills. And when she heard those magic words roll off Matilda Mossman’s (the University of Tulsa Women’s Head Coach) lips, all the hours of hoops preparation she put in over the years were truly justified, she noted.
“I have been working hard all my life for this opportunity,” Perez said with conviction. “When Coach Mossman said those words: ‘We would like to offer you your first scholarship offer to the University of Tulsa,’ I couldn’t hold back my tears. It’s definitely a dream come true. All the sacrifices I’ve had to make in my life is finally paying off. It also motivates me to continue to stay focused and committed to my grind.”
The University of Tulsa Women’s hoops team posted a 9-21 overall record and went 4-12 in the American Athletic Conference (AAC) in the 2019-20 season.
— Jerry Del Priore