KU Signee Keena Mays Leads Timberview To 2010 Texas Class 4A State Title

March 24, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball 2010 signee Keena Mays recently collected a most coveted fete in helping lead her Mansfield Timberview High School team to the Texas Class 4A State title with 10 points and 10 assists in the 55-39 championship game win over Wakeland HS.

Mays, a 2010 McDonald’s All-American nominee, earned a spot on the 4A All-Tournament Team for her efforts in guiding Timberview to the top spot. She was named All-State for the third year in a row by the Texas Girls Coaches Association and is a two-time All-Region honoree by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches after averaging 10.6 points, 6.3 assists, 5.2 rebounds and 2.8 steals per game as a senior.

Mays, a 5-foot-7 guard, is the highest rated signee in KU’s incoming class as she was tabbed the second-rated point guard in the state of Texas, the 18th rated point guard in the country and the 61st overall player in the Class of 2010 by HoopGurlz.com. Mays, who averaged 10.0 points and 3.0 assists per game as a junior playing for Candi Harvey, was named to the All-District 8-4A Team, while also picking up District 8-4A Offensive Player of the Year honors. In addition, Mays earned All-Tournament Team honors from Class 4A after leading THS to a runner-up finish a the 2009 Texas State Tournament.

“Keena has the ability to make plays all over the court,” said Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson of Mays on signing day. “She is great at getting her teammates the ball in a position to score and can also knock down the shot herself. She has good range and can get to the rim and finish.”

Mays earned all-tournament honors all four years of high school at the Meredith Hatch Memorial Tournament, taking home MVP honors in her junior season. She is a 2010 recipient of the Whataburger All-Star Scholarship and concluded her prep career as the all-time leader in assists at Timberview.

The daughter of Teresa and Ken Mays, Keena will join her fellow 2010-11 signees at Kansas following her graduation from THS.