Kaliyah Myricks ’21 committed to Georgetown University to play Division 1 Big East basketball for Women’s Basketball Head Coach James Howard. In her 2019-2020 season, Kaliyah averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists as a George School Cougar.
“Our scouting on Kaliyah tells us that she has the potential to be even better in college than she was on the high school level, especially in a system like Georgetown’s that will allow her to flourish and display more elements of her game than her dominant post and rebounding skills,” reported Nick Valsalen for GAS. “With Georgetown on her radar for next fall, expect a big senior season from Myricks at George School. Kaliyah will also play AAU this year for the 17 and under Adidas 3SSB team coached by Antoine Sabb.”
In addition to playing for George School, Kaliyah has worked with former NBA player Pervis Ellison and has played for Books and Basketball in New Jersey with Coaches Rick Dawley and Chris Dawley. “She has the size to bang on the block, is a tenacious rebounder, and also has excellent court vision and face-up game,” said Nick.
“Kaliyah’s commitment to Georgetown is unquestionably one of the most impressive accomplishments by a George School basketball player. It is a product of her hard work and her commitment. But what is most impressive is Georgetown’s excellent academic standing and the basketball league they play in. Kaliyah will be getting a quality education while playing highly competitive basketball,” said Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach George Long.
“This journey has been a long one and its not even close to finished,” said Kaliyah. “Without the support of my family and especially my mom, I couldn’t have gotten this far. I’m so grateful for everything.”