The Northwestern State women’s basketball backcourt became a little more versatile Thursday.
Head coach Jordan Dupuy announced the addition of Seward County (Kansas) Community College combo guard Kalen Green to the Lady Demons’ program. Green, a 5-foot-6 guard, helped lead the Saints to a 30-4 mark and a berth in the national tournament in Lubbock, Texas, this past month.
“Kalen is a versatile guard who we have watched since her high school days,” Dupuy said. “She has the ability to play the one or the two spots and will help us create tempo on both ends of the floor. She is a quality human being as well and will add to our culture in the classroom and in the community. I’m very excited to add her and her family to our Lady Demon program.”
Green averaged 7.1 points per game for the Saints, connecting on 36 percent of her 3-point attempts as a sophomore. She delivered three 20-point scoring games in the 2018-19 season, including a 21-point performance against South Plains College in the national tournament, sinking 7 of 13 shots, including four of six from 3-point range.
In her final seven games at Seward County, Green nearly doubled her season scoring average, pouring in 12.3 points per game while shooting 47.2 percent from the 3-point line.
As a freshman, Green tallied a pair of double-figure scoring games, topped by a 19-point outing against Pratt in which she hit 5 of 7 3-pointers.
A product of Forney, Texas, Green chose Northwestern State after also being recruited by Bradley and Austin Peay among others. She is a three-time member of the Athletic Director Honor Roll at Seward County.
“I chose NSU because it felt like a second home,” Green said. “I also have family ties and history here as well. I believe I can help this team win as many games as possible. I also loved how everyone was so helpful and how positive it is at NSU. I believe I’ll fit in the basketball program just fine.”
While at North Forney High School, Green was a two-time, first-team all-district selection and hit the game-wining shot that lifted North Forney to the first bi-district championship in school history. As a senior, Green averaged 14.4 points, 5.5 assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds per game, following a junior season in which she scored 14 points and handed out 5 assists per game.
Green becomes the fourth signee in the Lady Demons’ recruiting class, joining fellow junior college product Nakaylis Washington (Hinds Community College) and fall Texas prep signees Anessa Dussette (Manvel HS) and Karyn Ford (YES Prep Gulfton).
Photo Credit: Seward CC Athletics