Kayla Blackshear

Year: 2021

Height: 6-1

Position: F

High School: Lake Highland Prep (Orlando, FL)

Recruiting Status: Verbally committed to Alabama

Notes: Her parents, Kerry Blackshear Sr. and Lamilia (Ford) Blackshear, both played basketball at Stetson and were later inducted into that school’s Hall of Fame. Her brother Kerry Blackshear Jr. played at Virginia Tech before grad-transferring to Florida for the 2019-20 season.

Recruiting Summary

offers in 2019:

  • May: Arizona State, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Jacksonville State, Vanderbilt
  • June: Alabama
  • July: George Washington, Indiana, North Carolina, Virginia Tech, West Virginia

May 30, 2020: committed to Alabama


Lake Highland Prep standout Kayla Blackshear has basketball bloodlines and sight set on FHSAA title (Orlando Sentinel, 12/5/2019)

But following in the high-top footsteps of others onto the basketball court is nothing new to Blackshear. Her mother, Lamilia, starred in hoops for Dr. Phillips High School and met her dad, Kerry, when both were playing college basketball for Stetson. Their two older siblings, big brothers to Kayla, are now playing at he next level.

Kerry Blackshear Jr. is a 6-10 senior standout for Florida as a graduate transfer after earning second-team All-ACC honors at Virginia Tech last season. Kenan is a 6-6 freshman guard at Florida Atlantic. . . .

Blackshear, a small forward, said she’s received offers from Georgia Tech, UCF, FAU and Alabama but is in no hurry to decide.


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