Things will be changing in Decatur with the graduation of arguably the best player in the history of the Squaw program, but back will be Kenzie McMahon to help the transition remain as smooth as possible. McMahon has always been one to step up to the plate and shoulder more responsibility. That will be an interesting look heading into her senior season.
Throughout this countdown, there have been many players praised as being all-purpose, but there may not be any who are as good in that department as McMahon. McMahon finished the season averaging 7.2 points, five rebounds, 3.5 steals and two assists per game. If that isn’t diversity in purpose on the court, then what is? She can score well, but her ability to rebound the basketball and her ability to get full limbs into passing lanes are two of her greatest attributes.
Her ability to run the floor is something else that makes her different. Probably considered a post more than anything by most people, McMahon is good at grabbing a defensive rebound, throwing the outlet pass and sprinting up the court to make sure she can be part of the offense that follows.
“Teams couldn’t double Grace [Hunter] because they knew Meghan [Busick] and Kenzie would hurt them just as much,” says Bellmont coach Andy Heim. “Kenzie is probably the best all around athlete around. Her potential is through the roof and hopefully this year the area will really see what she can do. She has strength inside while also being able to hit the outside shot.”