High School: Boyd County (Ashland, KY)
Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to Tennessee Tech
Recruiting Summary for Harley Paynter
first offer: Murray State (June 2017)
October 2018 offer: Western Kentucky
September 2019 offers: Morehead State, Toledo
October 28, 2019: committed to Morehead State
April 20, 2020: decommitted
offers in 2020:
- June: Charleston Southern, Evansville, Tennessee Tech
- July: Fairfield, Fresno State, Jacksonville State, Navy, Samford, Southern Utah
- August: Bethune-Cookman, Furman, Vermont
August 31, 2020: committed to Tennessee Tech
Division I Offers Pouring in for Boyd County Star Harley Paynter (Go Big Blue Country, 7/10/2020)
In her high school career, she’s totaled 2,176 points and 866 rebounds. She helped lead Boyd County to the state tournament twice, including the Final Four during her freshman season, where she was named All-Tournament.
As a junior, Paynter was named third-team All-State after averaging 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and three steals per game while shooting 51-percent from the field and 38-percent from three-point range.
Another campaign similar to that, and she will find herself in the conversation for Kentucky Miss Basketball.
“That would be amazing. That is something I definitely would love to have the opportunity to get, and I’m continuing to work, so hopefully, it happens.”
Boyd star Paynter reopens her recruitment (Herald-Dispatch, 5/1/2020)
An excellent shooter and ball handler, Paynter is adept from 3-point range or driving to the basket. She also owns a 4.0 grade point average the last semester and a 3.82 GPA overall.
“I’m really just looking for the right fit for me,” Paynter said. “I like a fast-paced team that is tough on the defensive end, as well. I want to challenge myself and play with great players and contribute as a good teammate on and off the court while getting a good education and creating friendships along the way.”