Mesa Ridge alum Kylee Shook selected in the second round of the WNBA Draft

(University of Louisville)

Kylee Shook, a 2016 graduate of Mesa Ridge, was selected in the WNBA Draft on Friday night.

Shook, who is one of the best girls basketball players to ever come out of Colorado, was selected by the New York Liberty with the first pick of the second round, at No. 13 overall.

It is believed Shook is the ninth former Colorado high school basketball player to be selected in the WNBA Draft, and is the highest selection ever.

Shook recently completed her senior season at Louisville, where she started 28 of 32 games and averaged 10.1 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game.

She left Louisville as the school's all-time blocks leader.

Shook was named first-team All-ACC, and was a finalist for the Naismith Women's Defensive Player of the Year.

At Mesa Ridge, Shook set state records for career blocks, rebounds, double-doubles and triple-doubles. She also holds the season records for double-doubles and triple-doubles, and ranks among the top-15 in state history for points, points per game and field goals.

As a senior, Shook was the Class 4A player of the year and was named a McDonald's All-American. She was a two-time first-team all-state pick during her high school career.