Calvert decommits from Baylor

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June 18, 2013 - 2:23pm
2014 point guard McKenzie Calvert, who participated in U17 USA Basketball Trials last spring, has de-committed from Baylor. (Photo by Kelly Kline)

2014 point guard McKenzie Calvert, who participated in U17 USA Basketball Trials last spring, has de-committed from Baylor. (Photo by Kelly Kline)

Full Court has confirmed that McKenzie Calvert, of Byron P. Steele High School in Texas has decommitted from Baylor University.  The 5-9 point guard, ranked No. 17 in the 2014 Full Court Fresh 50, verbally committed to Baylor as an eighth grader, but recently began to reconsider that decision.

"She did it so young, and now she just wants to re-evaluate where she may stand with some other programs," McKenzie's father Tim told us by phone. 

Tim Calvert says his daughter first began to discuss the possibility of reopening the recruiting process at the end of last summer. However, they decided not to reopen at that time, holding off to see what 2013 players signed with Baylor. He also shared that the family made an unofficial visit to Duke last August while visiting McKenzie's older sister Taylor, who plays basketball nearby at Winthrop University.

Last week Calvert and her parents visited Baylor during the Lady Bears' team camp, which solidified their decision to reopen the recruiting process, and on Monday night notified Baylor coach Kim Mulkey by phone of McKenzie's decision to decommit.

Calvert, who plays AAU for DFW Elite T-Jack, will start the July recruiting period at the Big State Flava Jam in Dallas and says she is interested in hearing from SEC, ACC and Big 12 schools.

During this past high school season, Calvert averaged a team-high 19.4 points per game and led Steele to the state championship game, where her school lost to MaxPreps' No. 2 in the nation Duncanville. She was named to the 5A All-State team.


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