Northwestern State gets another dynamic, local guard

Kayla Hampton signs to play basketball at Northwestern State.
NATCHITOCHES – Kayla Hampton spent the past four years playing for a Lady Demon and on Thursday afternoon officially became one.
Northwestern State and women’s basketball head coach Anna Nimz added another dynamic scoring guard to its signing class with the addition of the Airline High School product who averaged 17.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.1 assists in her final prep season.

“Kayla will be such a great addition to the women’s basketball program here at NSU,” head coach Anna Nimz said. “She has had an incredible career at Airline under former Lady Demon Lyndzee McConathy. We’re excited to have her skill set, her length and athleticism here for the next four years. She has the great ability to get to the rim, a great mid-range jumper, always plays with a smile on her face and has great court energy.”

Hampton picked up right where she left off for the Lady Vikings after a season-ending injury forced her to miss the 20-21 season. After scoring 1,000 points in her freshman and sophomore years, she eclipsed the 1,500-point mark as a senior and set the school record with 273 career steals.

She also holds the single season mark, done during her freshman year, with 106 steals, where she averaged 3.3 thefts per game.

Hampton helped her Airline squad to the playoffs in each of her last two seasons scoring 33 points with nine rebounds and eight steals to give the Lady Vikings their first home playoff win in 11 years this past season.

She is a two-time first-team all-district selection, a three-time Bossier Press All-Parish player and Shreveport Times All-City player. After her senior season Hampton was named an LHSBCA West All-Star.